Are you interested in volunteering for Ride the Drive on Sunday, June 3, 2018? Each volunteer receives a coveted 2018 Ride the Drive tee and a one-year Madison BCycle membership!

Steps to Volunteering

Volunteer positions are available for anyone! Options are listed below.

  1. Choose your volunteer role and shift(s) for Ride the Drive based on your preference from the descriptions and shift times.
  2. Choose the volunteer shift that works for you and then click "Register." You will then be asked to enter your contact information, to include your t-shirt size. All volunteers receive one complimentary adult-sized t-shirt. Once you register online, you will receive an email confirmation.
  3. The training will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the Goodman Maintenance Facility, 1402 Wingra Creek Parkway, Madison, WI 53715. If you are unable to attend, please contact and review the Ride the Drive Volunteer Training. 
  4. Report to the location that you signed up for on the day of Ride the Drive. Meet your Madison Parks Staff to receive further instructions and your complimentary one-year Madison BCycle membership pass. 
  5. Enjoy your day and encourage your friends and family to also volunteer or come out and enjoy the event.

If you have questions about volunteering or volunteer training, please contact

Volunteer Roles

Setup Crew

Shift times: 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Volunteer Duties: Setup Volunteers are needed to make sure the course, activity areas, and booths are set up and ready for Ride the Drive to begin at 11:00 am. Volunteers assist with setting up and unloading supplies at various activity areas, putting out signs, displays, and tents, setting up information stations, and assisting with barricades, cones, and other traffic signs.



Bike Ambassadors

Shift times: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, 12:45 am – 4:15 pm

Volunteer Duties: Bike ambassadors check in with Madison Parks staff in a specific zone on the Ride the Drive route to ensure the area is running smoothly. Bike ambassadors provide mobile support using their bike within their area and move between areas. Volunteers assist with riding the route to ensure everything is progressing smoothly and safely in your designated one mile ride zone, supporting volunteers along the route for water and bathroom breaks, delivering materials within or to other areas, maintaining the safety of the route, and ensuring all traffic cones, signs, and barriers are properly placed. Bike Ambassadors are expected to be at Ride the Drive for half the day, attend a training session prior to the event, use their own bike and cell phone during the event. Volunteers will be riding for most of the event and should bring a bike trailer, bike bags, or a backpack to help with transporting items.



Information Station Guides

Shift times: 10:00 am – 12:00 am, 11:45 am – 1:45 pm, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Volunteer Duties: Information Station Volunteers are the smiling, helpful face of Ride the Drive at each park. Volunteers may assist with staffing a Ride the Drive info booth, handing out Ride the Drive route maps, answering questions, handing out water, serving as the main information station within their section of the route, and helping with set up or take down. Volunteers are typically under a tent and out of direct sunlight.



Intersection Guides

Shift times: 9:15 am – 11:30 am, 11:15 am – 1:45 pm, 1:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Volunteer Duties: Volunteers are stationed at an intersection to make sure participants are safe along the route and to answer questions. Volunteers may assist with helping set up or taking down barricades at your intersection, and may have the added duty of counting participants at different intervals.



Merchandise Tent Volunteers

Shift times: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, 12:45 am – 4:15 pm

Ride the Drive merchandise tent volunteers will help sell t-shirts and other items. Volunteers should be comfortable making change and handling money. Volunteers are typically under a tent and out of direct sunlight.



Cleanup Crew

Shift times: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Volunteers at each park assist in breaking down equipment including tents, tables and chairs, load trucks and trailers with equipment, remove signs, pick up trash, and overall cleanup of the park. Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.