This team is the nerve center for each day’s route. They will field all calls from riders and crew in the event of an emergency and notify the appropriate team(s) (i.e. Sweep, Bike Tech, etc.) regarding the situation and location. This team will be supported by Cycle for the Cause staff members and will be stationed at the next day’s hotel prior to the start of each day.
Hotel & Gear Support: This team works with the Hotel staff to set-up areas for room check-in, gear, bike parking and the massage team. Specific tasks include managing the collection and distribution of all hotel room keys, offloading participant gear and organizing them for pick-up, distribute snacks, water and Gatorade, bike parking and cleaning up. They assist participants in locating their personal gear. They are the last to leave the hotel each day. Should be able to lift 60+ lbs.
Rest Stops: Although these are often demanding roles, the Rest Stops are where much of the magic happens on The Ride – and these Crew get to support every single Rider on The Ride. Each team is responsible for the set-up, food distribution, bike parking, traffic control, and cleaning up at each location. These teams are the first to leave in the morning and often the last to return to the hotel at night. Should be able to lift 40+ lbs. and stand for extended periods.
Lunch: This team is responsible for the set-up, operation, and take down of the lunch area. Specific tasks include distributing lunches and drinks, controlling bicycle and vehicle traffic and cleaning up the lunch area. Should be able to lift 40+ lbs. and stand for extended periods.
Pit Stops: There are two different teams. Each team is responsible for the set-up, using the back of their mini-van, on the side of the route for riders in the event that the next Rejuvenation Station is too far away. The setup for all Pit Stops involves only liquids – water and Gatorade – so that riders will be able to hydrate in between Rest Stops. Should be able to lift 20 lbs.
Photographer/Videographer Transport: This team provides transportation for the photographer and videographer along the route each day. Each team member should be adept as both a driver and navigator, have a valid driver’s license.
This team consists of two teams who work with the staff to mark the next day’s route. Attention to detail is critical, since riders will rely upon route marking to find their way along the route. Must be able to lift 30 lbs. and able to get in and out of a vehicle multiple times a day. Must be able to leave for Boston on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.
Sweep: There are multiple teams. Each team circulates throughout the route providing transportation and emotional support to riders needing assistance to the next Rest Stop. This team leaves early in the morning and arrives late into the hotel after all riders have completed the route. Each team member should be adept as both a driver and navigator, have a valid driver’s license and should be able to lift 30 lbs.
Comprised of a variety of medical professionals, including EMTs and paramedics, this team provides first aid medical support at each of the Rest Stops and lunch along the route. They will manage any emergency situations that arise, until local EMS/Paramedics arrive on the scene. Must provide license/certification and proof of medical liability insurance
Motorcycle Safety: Works with staff and local law enforcement to guarantee safe passage for riders along each day’s route. Assist at difficult intersections and other locations as requested. Team members must provide own motorcycle and helmet, as well as valid motorcycle license and insurance. Must be able to stand long periods of time.
Bike Techs/Trail Sweep: These teams are available on the route to provide bike repair assistance at Rest Stops as well as at any point on the route. On Day 3 – we will see a portion of this team ride on the bike path of the route on a bike, in order to focus on sections of the route without Sweep vehicle access. This team is in constant communication with staff, Sweep, and each other to make sure our riders are moving safely through the route. Team members must provide own bicycle and helmet.
Massage: Comprised of certified Massage and Physical Therapists, this team provides essential massage services to participants during the event. They will travel to the next day’s hotel in the morning, in order to setup massage stations for the riders when they arrive. This added benefit to the riders allows for their muscles to relax and rejuvenate for the next day’s ride.