These happy volunteers set up the race course for Race #1 in record time!

Race day would not be possible without the incredible work of our volunteers! It takes a “village” to put on quality youth mountain bike races. Many parents and cycling enthusiasts find that getting involved with race production is a fun and rewarding experience.

We have venue and course set-up opportunities the Friday before each race, and of course, many volunteer opportunities on race days (Saturday and Sunday). Please review the positions and shifts below and become part of our community by signing up to volunteer.

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Contact: Emily Cerna, NorCal League Volunteer Coordinator @ volunteer@norcalmtb.org

Position Descriptions:

Friday Positions:

VENUE SET UP
All day: 9:00AM-5:00PM
1st shift: Friday 9:00AM-1:00PM
2nd shift Friday 1:00PM-5:00PM
Volunteers will be working with League staff to set-up the pit zone, feed zone, start/finish area, and parking area as well as grooming the course.

COURSE SETTING
All day: 9:00AM-5:00PM
1st shift: Friday 9:00AM-1:00PM
2nd shift Friday 1:00PM-5:00PM
Bring your bike, and helmet! You’ll be marking the course with yellow signage and ribbon to ensure riders stay en route.

Saturday and Sunday Positions:

REGISTRATION AT RACES
Help register racers early in the morning. Process is not very complicated but attention to detail is important. Ensure nervous racers smile at least once. Meet your fellow registrars at the volunteer tent. If you have a racer in the 10:00AM wave, please let us know and you can leave at 9:45 AM.
shift: 8:00 PM-12:00 PM
Help pass out registration packets to coaches and independent riders. Process is not very complicated but attention to detail is important. Ensure nervous racers smile at least once. Meet your fellow registrars at the volunteer tent.

PARKING AT RACES
Help direct traffic and welcome participants, communicate 1 car per team in Pit Zone before 8:00 AM, remind folks helmets required while riding. Meet your fellow parking volunteers at the volunteer tent.

ANNOUNCING ASSISTANT
This volunteer position is a great way to get into the action at the race. Help announcers by calling in number plates on the radio or matching number plates to names.

COURSE MARSHAL
The more the better! Course Marshals stand at key point on the course to ensure everyone is safe and going the right way. Radios are provided to communicate any problems or injuries. Hike or bike (helmet please!) to your position. So we place you appropriately on the course, please let us know if you’re able to ride your bike to your position or you’ll be on foot.

ROVING COURSE MARSHAL
Roving Course Marshals ride the course to ensure everyone is safe and going the right way. Radios are provided to communicate any problems or injuries.

SWEEPING
Saturday 1st Wave(All Girls Categories, 4 needed): 9:00AM-12:30PM
Saturday 2nd Wave(Frosh and Soph Boys, 4 needed) 11:00AM-2:00PM
Saturday 3rd Wave(Varsity and JV Boys, 3 needed) 12:00PM-3:30PM
Sunday 1st Wave(All Girls Categories, 4 needed): 9:00AM-12:30PM
Sunday 2nd Wave(Frosh and Soph Boys, 4 needed) 11:00AM-2:00PM
Sunday 3rd Wave(Varsity and JV Boys, 3 needed) 12:00PM-3:30PM

We need “sweepers” for each category who are willing to follow after the very last rider of that category. We want to ensure that every rider gets to the finish line in the safest way possible. This position requires bike riding, as well as the willingness to tend to any issues that may arise on the course. Please include a few category choices for your sweeping position. Please also check in at the volunteer tent at the time your shift begins to receive your number plate and attend the sweeper orientation meeting.

SCORING
Get in on the action with this exciting job. This job entails tracking recording plate numbers as they cross the finish line each lap. A quick scoring training session led by Chief of Scoring will begin at 8:30AM sharp at the Scoring Tent.

FINISH LINE SUPPORT/ COURSE CROSSING CREW
The finish line is always the most hectic place of the racecourse. Parents and teammates are crowding around to see their riders finish and riders come through exhausted, fatigued, and in need of someone to corral them out of the way. We need stubborn yet caring volunteers to manage the finish line so we don’t get a bottleneck of people.

FEED ZONE
We need two feed zone helpers who are responsible for to keeping water coolers full, and stocking snacks supplies, including snacks without nuts for those with allergies. Each team is allowed 3 people to assist with feeding riders.Reinforce that riders need to track right and are not allowed to be touched or receive mechanical assistance without consequences. Lots of action and great stories occur here.

MERCHANDISE SALES/INFORMATION BOOTH AT RACES
The League has things to sell like shirts, cowbells, jerseys and jackets. They sit in boxes unless we can get some help selling them. This tent is the hub of information. Course maps, number of laps, Pit Zone layout, Venue questions, and other information is here. Chairs and EZ-Up tents provided!

VENUE TAKE DOWN
As soon as the last JV or Varsity rider is off the course, we start takedown and clean up of the venue. Each team is expected to send volunteers to help with this job!

COURSE TAKE DOWN ON BIKES
As soon as the last JV or Varsity rider is off the course, we start takedown and clean up. Volunteers who bring their bikes (and helmets!) takedown the course markings.

         
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