Events like this don’t happen without the support and participation from volunteers. It takes an entire community to put on a successful mountain bike race, and we need you!
Thanks for considering being a volunteer at the Big Sky Biggie. We can’t run this race without your help – and we appreciate all of your time and effort. Volunteers are rewarded! We don’t know exactly how just yet – but we’re working on some pretty incredible motivators. Stay tuned!
Bike Race Volunteer Job Descriptions
Start/Finish Area (Biggie Headquarters)
- Packet pick-up and participant check-in either on Friday night or Saturday morning of the event
- Selling merchandise
- Managing the hydration and snacks at start/finish area
- Ability to run various errands and tasks as they arise – either by car or bike
- Assistance with our finisher prizes, and beer sponsor giveaway at finish area
- Assistance with the live music festivities in the park/stage area
Course Marshals & Crossing Guards
- You’ll be posted at place in the course to help racers navigate through road crossings, high-traffic areas, or tricky sections in the course.
- We will have plenty of signage, warning flags and other tools you may need. Most of the road crossings in the race course are fairly low traffic areas, but it can be difficult for traffic to see the race participants due to twisting roads.
- Your priority is the safety of all race participants, spectators and traffic.
Aid Station Volunteers
This is a great opportunity for organizations and groups that want to volunteer together.
- Teams of 3-5. This is a great opportunity for groups (Boy Scouts, Teams, etc…)
- Transport tent and supplies to designated Aid Station location
- Set up tent and organize supplies. We will let you know where your aid station is, how to get there, when you should arrive and be setup.
- Assist racers as needed.
- Record racers numbers as they pass through the aid station, and communicate numbers to the start/finish area when able, and if cell reception is possible.
- Tear down, clean up, and return all items to the start/finish after you have been released from the race organizer. Please do NOT leave the Aid Station until you’ve been told it is okay to do so.
- Make sure to bring food and water for yourself, a working cell phone, and anything else you’ll want for the entire day. You might be out there for approx 8 hours.
We will be doing the course sweep in sections, so you don’t have to ride the entire course. And we’ll start certain sections and specific times. This is a great volunteer role if you know the local trails and want to get out there on your own bike. Do not pass any racers, follow the last racer and encourage them to the end. But you don’t need to ride their wheel either – give them some room if they ask for it. Make sure you have a fully charged cell phone, so that you can call in with any medical issues/concerns to start/finish area. We’ll do a briefing before you depart to your section of the course, so you’ll have a more detailed plan for what to do in case of an emergency situation.