Ride the Drive | Sunday, June 6, 2021 | 9am to 12pm


Volunteers play a critical role in the success of Ride the Drive and this year is no exception. With four simultaneous events this year, the need for volunteers is greater than ever - more than 500 shifts to fill! Do you live near one of the four parks? Each volunteer receives a coveted Ride the Drive tee! We also provide sunscreen, bug spray, water and snacks for your time. We ask all volunteers to be willing to assist as needed and please no smoking while volunteering or near the booths. See volunteer descriptions below. 

rtd tee
RTD T-Shirt


  1. Review the job descriptions under VOLUNTEER ROLES and choose the role(s) that works best for you.
  2. Select the PARK NAME below the position description to register. A new webpage will open. 
  3. Check the boxes of the positions and time slots you are available. You may register for multiple shifts.  Select "Register" at the bottom of the page.
  4. Enter the requested contact information and adult t-shirt size. You will receive an email confirmation.
  5. On Sunday, June 6 report to the Information Station located at your selected park. Meet with Madison Parks staff for further instructions and to receive your RTD t-shirt.


All registered volunteers are invited to attend an interactive 90-minute virtual training class at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, May 25. A Zoom meeting link will be sent by email to all volunteers registered by May 24. If you are unable to attend or need a quick refresher please review the Volunteer Training 2021 Guide.


Select the park name to register. 

Setup Crew

Shift Time: 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Volunteer Need: 5 per park (20 shifts available)Assist in unloading the trucks and setting up tents, chairs, tables and activity areas. Pick up trash along the route and overall cleanup of the park. May also assist in setting up and moving barricades, cones, and other traffic signs. Other assignments as needed. Overall making sure the park and are ready for RTD to begin at 9:00 am. You must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Safety vest provided.

Kennedy Marlborough Warner Wingra

Bike Ambassador

Shift Times: 8:30 am - 10:30 am; 10:15 am - 12:15 pm; 12:00 - 2:15 pm
Volunteer Need: 1 per shift, per park (12 shifts available)

Use your own bike, helmet, and cell phone during your shift to provide mobile support within your assigned area and along the route. Your role is to ensure the event is running smoothly and safely. Support other volunteers with water, supplies and bathroom breaks and ensure all traffic cones, signs, and barriers are properly placed. Plan to be riding for the duration of your shift and bring a backpack or another means of holding/transporting supplies (water, snacks, first aid kit) such as a bike trailer or basket. Other assignments as needed. Safety vest provided.

Kennedy Marlborough Warner Wingra

Information Station & T-Shirt Sales

Shift Times: 8:45 am - 11:15 am; 11:00 am - 1:15 pm
Volunteer Need: 2 per shift, per park (16 shifts available)

Hand out RTD maps, answer questions, sell t-shirts, and smile! May assist with set up or tear down of the booth and t-shirts. Typically standing or may bring your own chair, under a tent or shelter and out of direct sunlight. Must be comfortable handling money and counting correct change. May have other assignments as needed. 
Kennedy Marlborough Warner Wingra

Intersection Guides

Shift Times: 7:45 am – 9:45 am; 9:30 am – 11:30 am; 11:15 am – 1:15 pm
Volunteer Need: 2 to 4 per intersection (200+ shifts available)

These positions are the greatest need for Ride the Drive. Please consider where you live, and is an intersection near your home? Can you volunteer for multiple times? Can you recruit friends or family to join you? Hand out information, answer questions and ensure safety. May assist with set up or tear down of barricades at your intersection. This position is in direct sun and standing or you may bring your own chair. Other assignments as needed. Safety vest provided.

Kennedy Marlborough Warner Wingra