Volunteering for Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York is a fun experience, with camaraderie, goodwill and excitement. Volunteers play a key role in creating an unforgettable experience for athletes, spectators, journalists and special guests from all over the world. The event draws on the help of 500 volunteers over four days, May 12-15, 2016, in New York City, Bergen County in NJ, Rockland County in NY and Bear Mountain State Park in NY. Volunteers who offer their time, energy, support and enthusiasm are a vital part of GFNY.
Campagnolo GFNY Championship: On May 15, 2016, five thousand cyclists from across the USA and 70+ countries will ride on a challenging 100-mile course from New York City to Bear Mountain and back, it is a marathon on bicycles. On May 12-14, 2016 the GFNY expo takes place in midtown Manhattan. More information about the event can be found at www.gfny.com.
GFNY Athletes: The cyclists competing in the event are taking on a big challenge. Almost half of the participants are coming from abroad and may be in the US or New York for the first time. All athletes prepare for many hours each week in the months leading up to the event and train very hard to be able to complete in a challenging event like the Campagnolo GFNY Championship.
Everyone Can Help: You can volunteer in a broad range of roles, such as registration, setup, food station, clean up, motorcycle marshal and more. While there are many ways you can help, they all have one thing in common: you are part of the event. No matter if you’re young, old, love cycling or know nothing about it, if you’d like to work at the expo, an aid station or the finish line – we are looking forward to seeing you! Get involved in Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York to support the athletes in their quest to the Campagnolo GFNY Championship finish line.
Volunteer T-shirt: Every volunteer receives an official Gran Fondo New York Volunteer t-shirt. The t-shirt identifies a person as an Official GFNY Volunteer. The t-shirt must be worn as the outer-most layer of your clothing - please pick the right t-shirt size!
Dates and Locations:
On Thursday (May 12, 2016), we need help with packing goodie bags and setting up the expo.
On Friday (May 13, 2016) and Saturday (May 14, 2016), the GFNY athlete registration and vendor expo take place in midtown Manhattan at the 69th Regiment Armory located at 68 Lexington Avenue (bet 25/26 Streets).
On Sunday (May 15, 2016), Campagnolo GFNY Championship race and GFNY BEAR ride take place, with a staging start area located on the George Washington Bridge and a race course that covers Bergen County, Rockland County and Bear Mountain. The post-race festivities are on Hudson Terrace in Fort Lee.
Volunteer Training: GFNY volunteers will receive arrival time & location and basic instructions before the start of their shift via email. You don't need to worry about memorizing anything, we will provide role assignments and role instructions once you arrive for your shift. For aid station & on-course directional volunteers, we will post the Volunteer Informational Video on YouTube and email you the link so you can watch it at your convenience. For aid station volunteers only, there will also be a Volunteer Information Session held eight days before the designated volunteering day, which volunteers are encouraged to attend to get more information and ask any questions.
Charities, Organizations, Schools: Please reach out to us for you, your club, school or organization and we will let you know how you can help and be part of Campagnolo GFNY Championship.
Volunteer Registration Process: Volunteer registration is based on the day of availability (Thurs, Fri, Sat or Sun) and the location (NYC, Aid Stations or Race Course).
Once you have determined the day and location that fits your schedule, select the number of volunteers or shifts that you are registering. Select a number in the Quantity field and click "Register."
Fill in your information. Then, select the time and task from the options available. Volunteer registration is based on time, so select the time slot that fits into your schedule. The shifts are 4-6 hours in length, depending on the task. Check below for more details about the specific job descriptions.
Do you have questions that weren't answered here? Please contact Ellen Davis, GFNY's Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to having you join us!
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