It takes a lot to make the Tour de Lyme a success. Below is a list of projects for volunteers. Please register using the link at the top of the page. Select one or two tasks, tell us when you are available and select a size for your free tee shirt. When you pick up your tee shirt you will also receive a wristband for a free lunch at one of the many delicious food trucks. On the day of the event please be sure to allow time to join the fun with all the riders and volunteers at the picnic.
Route Marking – Friday May 19 and/or Saturday May 20 (weather dependent) we need three teams of two to apply adhesive directional arrows to road surfaces along the routes indicating turns and placing push-in direction signs along the shoulders. The arrows on the road will disintegrate with rain and traffic. Time requirement: +/- 4 hours.
Venue Setup – Saturday afternoon, May 20 we need help at Ashlawn Farm hanging banners and signs on the large tent and setting up folding tables and chairs for the picnic. Time requirement: 2-3 hours.
Parking – Sunday May 21, from 7:00 am until noon we need a team of volunteers to direct arriving vehicles at Ashlawn Farm to park in designated rows for efficient use of the space. Time requirement: 5 hours.
Rider Check-In – Sunday morning May 21 from 7:00 am to 11:00 we need several people to check preregistered riders in against prepared lists and accept on-site registrations. Registration opens at 7:30 am so it is imperative volunteers are on hand and ready to go. Time requirement: 4 hours.
Rest Stops –Sunday morning, May 21, from 8:30 am until 12:00 noon to help cheer on the riders, give them a drink or an energy snack and make sure they have what they need to complete the ride. There will be three or four sites. Time requirement: 4 hours. Also, we will need volunteers at a few potentially confusing road intersections or turns in the mountain biking routes to point riders in the right direction. Time requirement: 3-4 hours.
The Picnic – Sunday May 21, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm to help the riders enjoy the picnic. It is self-serve from Food Trucks but we will need to make sure everything is provided and the facilities are kept neat. We will have refuse containers and recycling bins that will need emptying. Time requirement: +/- 4 hours.
Take Down – Sunday afternoon May 21, 3-4:30 pm. Part of the success of the event, when it is all over, is making sure everything is back the way it was before we started. Starting at 3:00 pm, Sunday, we need to collapse and stack tables and chairs under the tent and take down banners and signs. Time requirement: +/- 2 hours.
Sign & Flag Removal – Monday May 22, we will need help to retrieve the signs along the road routes and collect direction flags along the mountain bike routes. Time requirement: +/- 2 hours.
Each volunteer, will receive a special Tour de Lyme Volunteer t-shirt to wear on the day of the event, a delicious free lunch and our deepest gratitude.
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