The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a collective of passionate individuals, moving together to create a world free of MS. The success of Bike MS depends on volunteers like you! Each volunteer’s contribution, large or small, is critical to the success of the event. Volunteers provide key support to Bike MS all year, from serving on planning committees, calling past participants to providing safety for our riders and overall support at the event. Volunteers are the helping hands that make the event possible! When you join the Bike MS Volunteer Team, you become a part of Bike MS. Together we will provide support, raise money, have fun, and make a difference in the lives of people living with MS.
Thank you for your interest in participating as a volunteer. There are many volunteer opportunities at Bike MS; families, corporate groups and individuals are encouraged and welcome to participate. Some volunteer positions require a criminal and/or DMV background check. Below are some examples of Bike MS volunteer opportunities.
Amateur Radio/HAM Operators
Provide communications during the ride.
Leadership role overseeing the processes and volunteers for a particular area (i.e., bike compound, hydration, luggage area).
Registered rider who provides medical assistance along the route.
Rest Stops/Lunch Stops
Set up, take down and man rest stops and lunch stops.
Site Set Up & Tear Down
Load and unload supplies and equipment, set up and take down fencing, banners, scaffolding and bike racks. Moderate to heavy lifting may be required.
Serve tasty food to hungry cyclists.
This team of certified medical professionals (EMTs, paramedics and nurses) administers first aid at rest stops, lunch stops and main sites.
Patrol the route, assist with Tour control, check well-being of riders, and respond to emergencies and traffic situations.
Distribute rider packets, T-shirts and goodie bags to participants at Packet Pick-Ups and Expo.
Help to plan and organize the Bike MS event.
Cyclists monitor route and give guidance on rider safety, etiquette and emergencies.
Drive Support and Gear (SAG) vans. Moderate lifting may be required.
Oversee the Start Line, Overnight or Finish Line (maintain site, troubleshoot, and assist staff).
Supply Truck & Van Drivers
Drive, load and unload trucks and vans carrying supplies, ice and refrigerated items. Moderate to heavy lifting may be required. Drivers with commercial licenses preferred.
Volunteers can raise funds too! Bike MS volunteers have access to a variety of great fundraising tools. When you register online, you may access your Participant Center where you can set a fundraising goal, update your personal page to share your story with others, e-mail supporters, track your progress and qualify for great fundraising prizes!
If you would like more information about fundraising or volunteering at the Bike MS, please send an e-mail to Krista.Hein@nmss.org.
For our volunteers, we've compiled a handy list of directions to get you from the Cities of Gold Hotel to your site, as well as directions to Cities of Gold:
From Cities of Gold to...
- Rest Stop #1
- Rest Stop #2
- Rest Stop #3
- Directions to Century Stop
- Rest Stop #4
- Lunch Stop
- Rest Stop #6
- Rest Stop #7
- Rest Stop #8
From Cities of Gold to...