Bike Burlington Proudly Sponsors:
Hey Bike Burlington! We need your help to volunteer or ask your friends for a few hours during the day for Snake Criterium!
Bike Burlington is a sponsor. Bike Burlington members and non-member individuals are asked to help . What can you do??
List of Volunteer roles:
Happens before the event:
Cones & Signs - May 6PM
We need to put out cones and signs around the downtown area to let the public know, that they
need to make sure that their cars are not on the race course come Saturday morning.
We'll meet at 6th & Jefferson @ 6 PM Friday evening and divide up into teams to distribute the cones and signs. If trucks or vans are available, it is handier to haul the sometimes dirty cones.
Depending on how many volunteers we have, this could be a quick job. We usually have to space cones to every 2-3 parking spots and install signs in every other of them. (Need 6-10 people)
Straw Bales- Part #1 May 28, 2022 at 7AM (after pancakes @ the Kiwanis breakfast)
We meet at Main & Washington to start unloading the straw bales at strategic locations around the race course so as to keep the bike racers safe from major damage in case of an accident.
We create a mess putting these straw bales out, so we usually follow the trailer with a leaf blower
to re-clear the course of straw debris. A picture should be taken of the loaded trailer of straw, so as to aid in the reloading process after the race is over. Work gloves may be a useful item with this job. (Need 6-10 People)
Roles for Saturday - May 28, 2022
The basic responsibilities of a corner marshall are twofold. First and foremost, to keep pedestrians from walking or running out into the race course, preventing a bike racer from a pedestrian collision. Second, to help keep the corner safe from obstacles; such as blowing trash, sand, gravel, straw, etc.
Morning Shift - May 28, 2022 8 AM -Noon
Please come to Steamboat Senior Center at 501 Jefferson Street, Saturday morning, to get
your corner assignment.
As a reminder, the morning races start at 8:30 AM, so we try to get to our corners around 8 AM;
so we can ensure safety for the warm-up laps, and to make sure that the corners don't have
any loose debris that could cause a bike racer to crash. The morning shift ends after the 6 lap
Category 5/Citizen race that starts approximately at 11:25 AM is over, which is usually around noon. (Need 40-45 people)
Afternoon Shift - May 28, 2022 12:45PM - 5PM
Please come to Steamboat Senior Center at 501 Jefferson Street, Saturday afternoon, to get
your corner assignment.
As a reminder, the afternoon races start at 1:00 PM, so we try to get our corners around 12:45 PM; so we can ensure safety for the warm-up laps, and make sure that the corners don't have
any loose debris that could cause a bike racer to crash. The afternoon shift ends after the 20 lap
Category 1, 2, & PRO race that starts approximately at is 3:40 PM is over, which is usually around 5 PM.
As you leave, if you feel compelled to take down the security tape in your area, please feel free to do so, but let's leave the barricades up as long as possible to allow the straw bales to pick up
more safely. (Need 40-45 people)
After the event:
Straw Bales - Part #2 May 28, 2022 (Approximately 5 PM)
After the race is over, we will again meet at Main & Washington to load up the straw bales onto the trailer. A lot of times the barricades
will have been taken down, which makes this duty a little more difficult and unsafe. During this process, if some can help take down some of the security tapes, that would also be helpful. The trailer has to be loaded in a certain way, so the straw can make it safely back to Illinois.
After loaded, the straps will be applied to hold everything in place. (Need 8-10 people)
To most clean up can be the most rewarding!