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Pre-event volunteers who work six hours or more receive a complimentary registration.

Wednesday Volunteer Nights

Work with other volunteers at our office in Chicago to help prepare materials and supplies for the event. Meet on select Wednesday evenings to help process registrations, stuff envelopes, pack supplies and complete other tasks.

Daytime Office Help

Help keep our office in Chicago running smoothly during this busy time by answering phones, registration data entry and other administrative tasks.

Saturday, September 30

Event Set-up

Join our hard-working set-up crew in Bartlett on Saturday, September 30th (the day before the event) as they set up tables, arrange T-shirt boxes, hang signs and load and unload trucks. This position requires lifting and/or manual labor.


Day-of-event volunteers receive a complimentary breakfast, a volunteer T-shirt and are included in the volunteer raffle. All day-of volunteers are required to attend one volunteer orientation session. All on-bike volunteers must wear a helmet.

Packet Pick Up and Day of Registration

Volunteers need to successful issue race materials which include rider numbers, timing pieces and wristbands. Volunteers must be comfortable using a devices such as iPads and laptops by inputting rider information into the race system.

Festival Rovers

Help our participants enjoy the experience. Volunteers will help final set up duties, day of registration, bike valet and t-shirt tent.

Traffic Marshals

Traffic Marshals will be stationed at intersections where vehicles intersect with the cycling route. We’ll provide you with a map of the course to communicate and instruct drivers the road is closed and offer alternative routes to take. Traffic Marshals will not direct traffic, but rather inform motorists about the event and answer questions. Village of Bartlett officials will assist with road crossings if applicable.

 Course Marshals

Stationed in the center of the race action, Course Marshals ensure participant and spectator safety. Course Marshals keep an eye on the event in positions along the course, making sure the course stays clear and answering questions about the event. Should riders need assistance after an injury, Course Marshals will be the point of contact for EMT and SAG assistance. Course Marshals will need to be mobile on the course. Please bring your bike and helmet! 

 For both Traffic and Course Marshals: You will be required at your position for a set time and will be relieved by operational management crews as they open the roads behind the last participants.  It is important that you are able to remain at your location for the duration of the required time frame as participant safety is of paramount importance.

Festival Volunteers

Help our participants enjoy the experience. Volunteers are needed to help with final set-up duties, day-of registration, bike valet, T-shirt and rider material distribution and manage the beer garden. Positions are available for an early shift (5 a.m.- 10 a.m.) and a late shift (9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.).

SAG Support

We need safe drivers to help transport participants and bikes that break down during the ride. Only safe drivers need apply. SAG drivers will drive carshare vehicles - we'll help you get registered!

Event Breakdown    

Join our hard-working breakdown crew in Bartlett or Chicago after the event on Sunday, October 1st. In Bartlett a team of volunteers will bring some fresh energy to our exhausted teams as we collect signs from the festival area, break down tables, repack supplies and load boxes onto trucks. Then a team of volunteers is needed in Chicago to meet the trucks at our office, and help to get all of our supplies back inside where they belong. This position requires heavy lifting and/or manual labor. 

For questions about volunteering, contact our volunteer team at, or by calling 312.216.0489.  


Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Active Transportation Alliance. Learn more about our work to make bicycling safer and more convenient throughout the Chicagoland Region.