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 15-18, 2014, 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 Gran Fondo New York: On May 18, 2014, 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. You can think of it as a marathon on bicycles. On May 15-17, 2013 the GFNY expo takes place in midtown Manhattan. More information about the event can be found at www.granfondony.com.
GFNY Athletes: The cyclists competing in the event are taking on a big challenge. Many are coming from abroad and may be in 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 Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York.
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 Gran Fondo New York 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 15, 2014), we need help with packing goodie bags and setting up the expo.
On Friday (May 16, 2014) and Saturday (May 17, 2014), the GFNY athlete registration and vendor expo take place in midtown Manhattan at the 69th Regiment Armory located on Lexington Avenue (between 25th and 26th Streets).
On Sunday (May 18, 2014), Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York 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 in Palisades Interstate Park.
Volunteer Training: GFNY volunteers will receive a Volunteer Information Guide via email that will provide all details pertaining to volunteering at event. We will post the Volunteer Informational Video on YouTube and email you the link so you can watch it at your convenience. There will also be a Volunteer Information Session held two weeks 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 Gran Fondo New York.
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 2-6 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? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
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