Rest Stops, Pit Stops & Lunch
Although these are often demanding roles, they are where much of the magic happens—these Crew support every single Rider on The Ride. Each team is responsible for the setup, food distribution, bike parking, traffic control and clean-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+ pounds and stand for extended periods.
This fleet of passenger vans works in tandem. Each team (a driver and a navigator) circulates throughout the route providing pick-ups and emotional support to fatigued Riders (and their bikes) needing assistance getting to the next Rest Stop. This team leaves early in the morning and arrives late to the hotel after all Riders have completed the route. Each member should be adept as both a driver and navigator of a passenger van (or similar vehicle), have a valid driver’s license and should be able to lift 30 pounds.
This team works with staff and local law enforcement to guarantee safe passage for Riders along each day’s route, assisting at difficult intersections and other locations as requested. Team members must provide their own motorcycle and helmet, as well as posses a valid motorcycle license and insurance. Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
This team provides transportation for the photographer/videographer and Bike Techs along the route each day. Along the way, people in this role will have the ability to help other teams (for example, at Rest Stops) prior to departing for the next assignment. Each team member should be a confident driver, have a valid driver’s license and be comfortable driving a SUV (or similar vehicle) equipped with a bike rack. Should be able to lift 40+ pounds and stand for extended periods.
This team works with 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; distributing snacks, water and Gatorade; bike parking and cleaning up. They also assist individual participants in locating their personal gear. They are the last to leave the hotel each day. Should be able to lift 30+ pounds.
Comprised of licensed and certified massage therapists, this team provides essential massage services to participants during the event. They travel along the route, providing services as needed, and then head to the next day’s hotel to set up massage stations for the evening. This added benefit to the Riders allows for their muscles to relax and rejuvenate for the next day’s ride. Should be able to lift 30+ pounds and ideally provide their own massage table/oil.
Comprised of a variety of medical professionals, including MDs, LPNs, RNs, EMTs and paramedics, this team provides first aid medical support at each of the Rest Stops and Lunch Stops 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.
Primarily stationed at Lunch and Rest Stops, this mobile team provides basic bike repair assistance at any point along the route. Techs will also support Riders each morning before hitting the route and each evening at the hotel. This team is in constant communication with staff, Sweep and each other to make sure our riders are moving safely through the route.
Comprised of licensed and certified physical therapists, this team provides essential recovery services to participants during the event. They will be available at lunch to tend to any aches and pains incurred during the morning’s miles. Then they will travel to the next hotel to prep for for the arrival of Riders. Will work closely with the Medical Director and Massage Team to ensure the health and safety of participants. Must provide license/certification and proof of liability insurance.