Call for Volunteers as Ride the Drive Plans Gear Up


Madison Parks calls for volunteers as plans for this year's Ride the Drive heat up. Scheduled for Sunday, August 11, Ride the Drive celebrates Madison's healthy and active lifestyle by closing select streets, like John Nolen Drive, to motor vehicles. Along the 4-mile route are six park hubs, activated with vendors, exhibitors, food and activities for all ages.  

"We're seeking roughly 250 enthusiastic volunteers to help make this year's Ride the Drive a success. It’s a fantastic way to support our healthy community and connect with your neighbors," said John Weichelt, Parks Volunteer Coordinator. 

Volunteer positions include setup, intersection guides, booth staff and cleanup. The most important positions are the intersection guides. Volunteers are stationed at intersections along the route to ensure participants are safe while redirecting any vehicles to alternative traffic routes. 

Why Volunteer with Ride the Drive?

  • Flexible Shifts: Most positions require just 2-3 hours, leaving plenty of time to savor the festivities.
  • Virtual Training: Get ready with Madison Parks' live virtual training session. Volunteers feel prepped and ready to go!
  • Volunteer Perks: Each volunteer receives the coveted RTD tee & the chance to connect with friends new and old who share your commitment to a healthy Madison community.
  • Volunteer Roles:
    • Intersection Guides
    • Setup Crew
    • Bike Ambassadors
    • Information Station Guides
    • Merchants
    • Cleanup Crew
    • Hub Photographers

How to Sign Up:

See for more information and to register. 


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