Bike Delaware   seeks volunteers for the 31st Amish Country Bike Tour DOVER " Exciting opportunities await those who sign up as volunteers for the 31st Amish Country Bike Tour set for Sept. 9 at Legislative Mall, Dover, this year. Volunteers positions include registration, food stop helpers, set up and tear down and SAG (support and […]

Bike Delaware   seeks volunteers for the 31st Amish Country Bike Tour

DOVER " Exciting opportunities await those who sign up as volunteers for the 31st Amish Country Bike Tour set for Sept. 9 at Legislative Mall, Dover, this year.

Volunteers positions include registration, food stop helpers, set up and tear down and SAG (support and gear) drivers with trucks or vans who can help pick up or assist weary or broken down drivers.

Showcasing the Amish countryside of Kent County,  the 31st annual Amish Country Bike Tour is one of Delaware's longest"running, largest and most successful cycling events, attracting more than 1500 cyclists in 2016, and continues to grow.

The tour starts and ends on Legislative Mall in Dover and offers cyclists 15, 25, 50, 62 and 100-mile loops.

This year Kent County Tourism will be coproducing the event with Bike Delaware.

The Amish Country Bike Tour is Saturday, Sept. 9, at 411 Legislative Ave, Dover " the Legislative Mall. Volunteer shift hours vary depending on position " either half day or full.

Volunteers should dress casual and comfortable.

If interested in volunteering, contact Bike Delaware Director of Communications and Events Katie Kazimir at 302-331-4939 or katie@bikede.org.

For a detailed list of volunteer jobs and responsibilities visit www.bikede.org

VOLUNTEERS OPPORTUNITIES:

TASK:   Pick up tired or injured cyclists along bike tour routes and transport back to ACBT Command Site located on Legislative Mall in downtown historic Dover.

SHIFT TIMES: 6:30 a.m.-10: a.m., 6:30 a.m."noon, noon " 5:30 p.m. or all day.

NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 30

REQUIREMENTS: Pick-up truck or van large enough to transport cyclist and bike. Volunteers will ride tour routes looking for tired or injured cyclists.

SPECIFICS: Upon arrival at 6:30 a.m. volunteers will report to 411 Legislative Ave. where they will be greeted by a Kent County Tourism staff member.   There will be a brief meeting during which volunteers will receive instructions.

Volunteers scheduled to arrive at noon will report to the Command Center vehicle located on Martin Luther King Blvd North adjacent to Legislative Mall to receive instructions from Command Center Coordinator.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Volunteers are to park their personal vehicles in the public parking lot adjacent to the Delaware Public Archives Building on Martin Luther King Blvd North or on-street parking and walk into the Legislative Mall area.

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TASK: Assist in Registration Area, activities to include but not limited to, registering 'day of registration' cyclists, assisting pre-registered cyclists and overseeing signing of waiver.

**We need 4 " 5 people with I phones or Androids to assist us with taking credit card payments.   We will provide you with WiFi and app to download.

TIME:   6 " 10:30 a.m.

NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 10

REQUIREMENTS: Ability to oversee cyclists complete registration forms, pay registration fees and other related duties as needed.

SPECIFICS: Upon arrival, volunteers to report to Registration Tent located on Legislative Mall where they will be greeted by a Kent County Tourism staff member who will assign appropriate task.

Volunteers are to park their personal vehicles in the public parking lot adjacent to the Delaware Public Archives Building on Martin Luther King Blvd North or on-street parking and walk into the Legislative Mall area.

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TASK: Hand out Bike Tour maps and cue sheets to cyclists.

TIME:   6 " 10:30 a.m.

NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 4 – 6

REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hand maps and cue sheets to cyclists in a friendly, welcoming manner.

SPECIFICS: Upon arrival, volunteers to report to Registration Tent located on Legislative Mall where they will be greeted by a Kent County Tourism staff member who will direct them to canopy tent with banner that reads 'Maps & Cue Sheets.'

Volunteers are to park their personal vehicles in the public parking lot adjacent to the Delaware Public Archives Building on Martin Luther King Blvd North or on-street parking and walk into the Legislative Mall area.

 

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TASK: Collect lunch tickets from cyclists prior to entering the lunch buffet line.

TIME: 9:45 a.m. " 2:00 p.m. & 1:30 " 5 p.m.

NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 4   per shift

REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to stand and collect luncheon tickets from cyclists

SPECIFICS: Upon arrival, volunteers to report to Buffet Line at Dining Tent   located on Legislative Mall where they will be greeted by a Kent County Tourism staff member who will assign appropriate task.

Volunteers are to park their personal vehicles in the public parking lot adjacent to the Delaware Public Archives Building on Martin Luther King Blvd North or on-street parking and walk into the Legislative Mall area.

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TASK: Cleaning tables & picking up trash in dining area.

TIME: 10 a.m."1:30 p.m. & 1:15"4:30 p.m.

NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 1-2 per shift

REQUIREMENTS: Ability to clean tables & pick up trash in area and place in trash receptacles as necessary. Volunteers may also need to assist with the setup of dining area upon arrival if you select the first shift.

SPECIFICS: Upon arrival, volunteers to report to Dining Tent   located on Legislative Mall where they will be greeted by a Kent County Tourism staff member who will assign appropriate task.

Volunteers are to park their personal vehicles in the public parking lot adjacent to the Delaware Public Archives Building on Martin Luther King Blvd North or on-street parking and walk into the Legislative Mall area.

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TASK: Deliveries of supplies & ice to the four food/rest stops along the Bike Tour routes when and if needed.

SHIFT TIMES: 7 a.m. " noon, noon " 4 p.m.

NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:       2 per shift

REQUIREMENTS: Vehicle to transport supplies.   GPS would be helpful but not necessary.

SPECIFICS: Upon his or her arrival to Legislative Mall area, each volunteer will be greeted by a Kent County Tourism staff member.

Volunteers are to park their personal vehicles in the public parking lot adjacent to the Delaware Public Archives Building on Martin Luther King Blvd North or on-street parking and walk into the Legislative Mall area.

Volunteers will be stationed at Legislative Mall area on stand-by. If, and when, a Kent County Tourism staff member is contacted by the volunteer coordinator at any of the four food/rest stops along tour routes, the Kent County Tourism staff member will direct a stand-by volunteer to deliver items to food/rest stop and return to Legislative Mall.

Volunteer will then stay on-site until the next call. REPEAT.

**Patience is needed for this volunteer position but it is an essential and critical component of ACBT.   There may be times during your shift, where no calls come in from the food/rest stop volunteer coordinators and then there may be numerous calls in a row.   If delivery requests are slow during a shift; the stand-by volunteer may be asked to assist with some other event-related task on Legislative Mall.

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TASK:   Assist with stocking of coolers with ice, water & soda, emptying trash receptacles, taking tickets from cyclists for drinks, mixing up Gatorade and setting up dining area if necessary.

TIME: 6:30 a.m. " 12:30 and Noon " 5:30 p.m.

NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  4 " 6 per shiftREQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift ice into coolers, keep coolers stocked with soda & water, mix Gatorade in large containers, empty large trash receptacles, take tickets from cyclists for drinks, lift tables and chairs as well as other event-related tasks.

SPECIFICS: Upon his or her arrival at Legislative Mall, each volunteer will be greeted by a Kent County Tourism staff member who will direct them to the appropriate area and task.

Volunteers are to park their personal vehicles in the public parking lot adjacent to the Delaware Public Archives Building on Martin Luther King Blvd North or on-street parking and walk into the Legislative Mall area.

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TASK: Ability to assist with event set up, activities include but not limited to, setting up of Registration Area, moving tables and chairs, carrying boxes of registration supplies and tee-shirts, unloading truck, carrying ice and   soda, setting up tee shirt pick up area, hanging banners and setting up distribution give-a-ways center.

TIME:   5"6:30 a.m.

NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 10 – 12

REQUIREMENTS: Ability to help unload boxes from truck, lift and move tables and chairs, ice, cases of   soda, carry registration materials, set up registration as well as any other tasks related to the setup of the cyclists' eating area, registration areas and tee shirt tables.

SPECIFICS: Upon his or her arrival to 411 Legislative Avenue, each volunteer will be greeted by a Kent County Tourism staff member who will direct them to the appropriate area to assist with the set up.

Volunteers are to park their personal vehicles in the public parking lot adjacent to the Delaware Public Archives Building on Martin Luther King Blvd North or on-street parking and walk into the Legislative Mall area.

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TASK:   Assist in 'Tee Shirt' Tent, activities to include but not limited to, distributing tee shirts to those cyclists who have prepaid for tee shirts and same day tee shirt sales and dining ticket sales in a friendly, helpful manner.

**We need 1 person per shift with I phone or Android to assist with taking credit card payment if necessary.   We will provide you with app to download.

TIME: 6"10:30 a.m., 10 a.m. " 1:30 p.m. & 1 " 4:30 p.m.

NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 4 per shift

REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to read list in order to provide tee shirts to those cyclists who have prepaid for shirts, handle money for same-day tee shirt sales, set up of Tee Shirt Area if necessary as well as answer questions.

SPECIFICS: Upon arrival, volunteers to report to 'Tee Shirt' Tent located on Legislative Mall where they will be greeted by a Kent County Tourism staff member.

Volunteers are to park their personal vehicles in the public parking lot adjacent to the Delaware Public Archives Building on Martin Luther King Blvd North or on-street parking and walk into the Legislative Mall area.

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TASK: Ability to assist with event clean up, activities include but not limited to, breaking down tables & chairs, packing up boxes, picking up trash, loading vehicles and more.

TIME:   4 " 7 p.m.

NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 8 – 10

REQUIREMENTS: Ability to help pack boxes, load vehicles,   lift and move tables and chairs, pick up trash and more.

SPECIFICS: Upon his or her arrival to 411 Legislative Avenue, each volunteer will be greeted by a Kent County Tourism staff member who will direct them to the appropriate area to assist with the set up.

Volunteers are to park their personal vehicles in the public parking lot adjacent to the Delaware Public Archives Building on Martin Luther King Blvd North or on-street parking and walk into the Legislative Mall area.