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While Roadie jobs may vary in skill and physicality, the crucial need for each completed job does not. To make sure we have a safe, fun, and fully supported event! We break up the Roadie teams into 5 different sections: Advance Teams, Camp Based Teams, Operations Teams, Road Based Teams and Specialty Teams. Just click on the tab to explore the teams involved in that section.
Please remember, wherever you are placed, you are definitely needed! Note: while we do try to give you the Roadie position you request, please remain flexible with your placement. The overall goal is to make sure every team is to capacity with the skills needed to complete the work.
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** Labor intensive-Must be able to lift, stand and haul. Ability to drive a truck up to 24' a plus.
This team is responsible for setting up and managing the Bike Parking area in camp. Involves checking in each rider as they enter camp each evening and checking them out upon the morning departure. This team also assists with any "bike pulls" necessitated for medical or other issues. This team also must set up and break down bike racks for the event each day as the camp moves along the route. Must be able to lift 40 lbs.**
Camp Store: This team is responsible for the set up and management of the Merchandise Tent. This requires lifting and transporting boxes of merchandise. Must be able to lift 40+ lbs. PLEASE NOTE: All Camp Store volunteers must submit to a background check prior to the event.
Information Services: This is the information team. Camp Services is the place where participants go for any details they might need regarding camp set-up, route questions, messages, directions, concerns or simply to meet friends or visitors. This team checks all visitors in and out of camp each day, and manages Lost & Found. Must be able to lift 20 lb and work long hours.
Camp Signage: This team is responsible for the placement of signage around camp. Includes hanging signs on service tents as well as placement of sandwich boards and directional signage. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and walk long distances.
Food Service: This team serves breakfast and dinner cafeteria style, 3:45 am until 8:00 am and 3:45 pm until 9:00 pm. Must be able to stand for two to three hours at a time. Working on the Food Service team is a great way to meet and see all involved with the ride - Roadies, Cyclists, staff, and evening entertainers!
Gear & Tent: This team manages the collection and distribution of all participant gear and tents throughout the event. Team will load all gear into trucks each morning, then off-load gear in the assigned area each afternoon. Assists participants in locating their personal gear. Must be able to lift 70+ lbs. Approximately 15 members of this team should be able to drive a 24' truck. **
Pack-Up: This team manages the clean up of camp, loading tables and chairs onto trucks and disposing of the trash and recycling. This includes monitoring garbage during meal times. Each morning as participants depart, the team ensures that the entire camp is cleaner than when the event arrived. Pack-Up needs 9-10 drivers and members need to be able to lift 50 lbs.**
Traffic: Responsible for managing vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic into and out of camp. Checks in all vehicles, allowing only those that are permitted to be on-site with the event. Enforces parking plans established by the Logistics Team. Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
** Labor Intensive-must be able to lift, stand, haul and work long hours. Ability to drive a 24' truck a plus.
Bus Liaisons: A small team of people each assigned to ride one of the SAG buses. These buses provide transportation to Cyclists from Rest Stops to camp as necessary and also transport Roadie teams from camp to camp. Often, this team provides necessary moral support for Cyclists who are disheartened by their inability to complete the route. **
Bike Transport: This team provides transport of bikes to camp for Cyclists unable to complete the day's route. This team will load bikes from camp in the morning and at Rest Stops throughout the day and offload bikes in the camp Bike Parking area. Must be able to lift 50+ lbs and drive a truck. (CLOSED)
Lunch: This team is responsible for the daily set-up, operation and take-down of the lunch area. Specific tasks include packing and distributing bag lunches, distributing drinks, setting up bike racks, controlling bicycle/vehicle traffic and cleaning up the lunch area. Members must be able to lift 40 lbs and stand for long periods of time. **(CLOSED)
Motorcycle Safety: Moto Safety works with Road Dispatch staff and local law enforcement to guarantee safe passage for riders during each day's route. Assist at difficult intersections and other locations as requested. Team members must provide own motorcycle and helmet, as well as complete insurance. (CLOSED)
Route Clean-Up: This team is responsible for the pick-up and transport of bagged trash from each Rest Stop. Dumpsters are provided at each day's lunch stop and at camp. This is a very physical job and necessary for the event. Must be able to lift 60 lbs. ** (CLOSED)
Rest Stops: This team is responsible for the daily set-up, food distribution, bike parking and traffic control at each rest stop location. These teams are the first to leave in the morning and often the last to return to camp each night. Rest Stops can include Lunch and water stops. Must be able to lift 40+ lbs and stand for long periods of time. **(CLOSED)
Rest Stop Tent Team: This team circulates the route early with the Rest Stop Teams and helps to assemble the Tents along the route. Must be able to lift heavy tent canvas and poles. 50+ lbs. Also assists in taking tents down at end of day. This team may work very early in the AM and into the evening. ** (CLOSED)
Route & Camp Water & Ice: This team assists in the distribution and replenishment of water and ice needed for each of the Rest Stops. Will also assist with pick-up of leftover water at the end of each day, as needed. Team works closely with Road Dispatch staff to be certain that all Rest Stops have sufficient hydration supplies each day. Must be able to lift 60+ lbs and able to drive a 24' truck. **
Sweep: This team circulates throughout the route in vans outfitted with bike racks, providing transportation and emotional support to Riders needing assistance to rest stops. This team leaves early in the morning and arrives late into camp, after all Riders have completed the route. Please note: To be considered for the Sweep team you must have participated in at least one AIDS/LifeCycle. Having been a Cyclist on AIDS/LifeCycle is also a plus. You must be able to lift 30lbs, have a valid, clean driver's license and be adept as both navigator and driver. All Sweep team members must be at least 25 years of age. (CLOSED)
ADVANCE Set-Up A&B: Works closely with Logistics staff to set up camp one day in advance of the Cyclists' arrival. Sets up sleeping tent "grid," all tables and chairs in dining area and service tents. Advance Set Up A must be available to leave Saturday, June 1, 2013. Must be able to lift 50+ lbs.
ADVANCE Route Marking: This team is divided into 2 teams and must be able to lift 30 lbs and able to get in and out of a vehicle multiple times a day. Advance Route Marking: typically begins marking the next day's route by 2pm each day. Attention to detail is key, as the Cyclists will rely upon route marking to find their way along the day's route. Advance Route Marking must be able to leave Saturday, June 1.
Route Marking Clean-Up: This group follows behind the Caboose, picking up all route marking signage, and organizing it so that it can be redistributed back to the Advance Route Marking group for use again that following day.
Route Marking Fix-It: This group circulates the route each day, addressing problem areas where signage might be insufficient or needing replacement. Works closely with Road Dispatch staff to facilitate these problem areas
Bike Tech: This team works closely with Cannondale, AIDS/LifeCycle official Bike Tech sponsor. Must be able
Advanced bike tech skills a plus!
Communications: Assists with distribution and management of communications equipment during event. Must be able to lift 40 lbs and drive.
Caboose Assistant: This team drives the route, following last rider(s) each day and offering assistance where needed. Should have own personal vehicle (to be used as Caboose) and insurance. (CLOSED)
Rest Stop Closure Assistants: Assists Rest Stop Closure staff along route and assigned closure locations. Works with Rest Stop Roadie teams to close Rest Stops according to schedule. Should have own personal vehicle (to be used as Rest Stop Closure vehicle) and insurance.
Stage: Works closely with staff/vendors responsible for setting up camp staging, lighting and sound. Should have experience in any or all related disciplines. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. (CLOSED)
Massage: This team provides essential massage services to participants during the event. Ideally, massage therapists will be experienced in sports massage, with at least 200 hours of experience.
Medical: Comprised of a variety of medical professionals, this team provides all first-aid medical services to participants in camp, and will provide emergency service where necessary until local EMS/Paramedics arrive on scene. Medical tent is staffed 24 hours each day. Medical Team will be screened as necessary for appropriate licensing, experience and training.
Medical Transport: This team works directly with the medical team Captains and participant support, providing non- emergency transportation to and from area hospitals. May be asked to transport participant gear to hospital in cases where participant might need to leave event. Occasionally might be called upon to run other necessary errands. A medical background is helpful for this position. Must be able to lift 30lbs.
Sports Medicine: Consists of licensed allied health professionals: Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Certified Athletic Trainers and students in each discipline. The Sports Medicine crew is trained to handle all types of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. Must be experienced with assessment and treatment of acute injury and prepared to treat with modalities, soft tissue mobilization, stretching and taping to the involved areas. Members will be screened as necessary for appropriate licensing, experience and training.