AIDS/LifeCycle benefits, and is jointly produced by, San Francisco AIDS Foundation (Tax ID # 94-2927405) and Los Angeles LGBT Center (Tax ID # 95-3567895), each of which is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation recognized as tax exempt under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). Donations to AIDS/LifeCycle are deductible for income tax purposes, to the extent permitted by law.
While Roadie jobs may vary in skill and physicality, each job is crucial to the success of the event. There are five different Roadie Team divisions: Camp Based Teams, Route Services Teams, Route Support Teams, Operations Teams, and Specialty Teams. Click on each tab to explore the teams involved in the divisions.
These are general descriptions of the job and the duties on the event are subject to change as needs arise. 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 job. Team availability is not guaranteed, please contact the Roadie Coordinator for more information.
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Advance Set-Up A & B: This team works closely with staff to set up each camp one day in advance of the cyclists' arrival. They set up the sleeping tent grid, all tables and chairs in dining area and service tents. Must be able to lift 50+ lbs.
Advance Set Up A must be available to leave Saturday, May 30, 2015.
Bike Parking: This team is responsible for setting up and managing the Bike Parking area in camp. This includes set up and break down of bike racks every day. It involves checking in every rider as they enter camp each evening and ensure that cyclists leave safely in the morning. Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
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.
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, and will offload gear in the assigned area each afternoon. They assist participants in locating their personal gear. 15 members of this team should be able to drive a 24-foot truck. Must be able to lift 70+ lbs.
Information Services: This is the first place participants go for any details they might need regarding camp, message retrieval, directions, concerns, or simply to meet visitors. This team checks all visitors in and out of camp each day, and manages Lost & Found. This is a customer service oriented job, and Roadies in this role should be good with people and be willing to help participants, vendors, and visitors. Must be able to lift 20 lbs. and work long hours.
Traffic: This team is responsible for managing vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic in and out of camp. Checks in all vehicles, and enforces established parking plans allowing entry to those that are permitted to be on-site. Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
Bike Tech: This team works closely with Cannondale, the AIDS/LifeCycle Official Bike Tech Sponsor.
Advanced bike tech skills a plus.
Bus Liaisons: This team works closely with our bus drivers and staff to provide transportation to our participants along the routes. They provide moral support to our cyclists who are disheartened by their inability to complete the route.
Camp Store: This team is responsible for the set up and management of the Merchandise Tent. This is a customer service oriented job. 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.
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. This is a customer service oriented job since you will be interacting with everyone associated with the event. Must be able to stand for extended periods.
Pack-Up: This team manages the clean up of camp. This includes monitoring garbage during meal times, disposing of the trash and recycling, and loading tables and chairs onto trucks. They ensure that the entire camp is cleaner than when the event arrived. 10 members should be drivers. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
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 and vehicle traffic, and cleaning up the lunch area. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. and stand for extended periods.
Rest Stops: This team is responsible for the daily set-up, food distribution, bike parking, and traffic control at each rest stop location. They are the first to leave in the morning and often the last to return to camp each night. Must be able to lift 40+ lbs. and stand for extended periods.
Rest Stop Tent Team: This team circulates with the Rest Stop teams to help assemble the tents in the morning and assist in taking tents down at the end of each day. Must be able to lift heavy tent canvas and poles. Must be able to lift 50+ lbs.
Route Marking Clean-Up: This team 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 team for use the following day.
Advance Route Marking: This team typically begins marking the next day's route by 2:00 PM each day. Attention to detail is key, the cyclists will rely upon route marking to find their way along the route. Must be able to lift 30 lbs. and able to get in and out of a vehicle multiple times a day.
Advance Route Marking must be able to leave Saturday, May 30, 2015.
Bike Transport: This team provides transport of bikes to camp for cyclists unable to complete the day's route. They load and move bikes from camp and at Rest Stops and offload bikes in the next camp. Must be able to lift 50+ lbs and drive a truck.
Caboose Assistant: This individual drives the route, following the last rider each day and offering assistance where needed. They should have their own personal vehicle and insurance.
Motorcycle Safety: This team works with staff and local law enforcement to guarantee safe passage of riders during each day's route. Assist at difficult intersections and other locations as requested. Must provide own motorcycle, helmet, insurance, and verification of Class-M1 drivers license. Must be able to stand long periods of time.
Rest Stop Closure Assistants: This team assists Rest Stop Closure staff along route. They work with Rest Stop Roadie teams to close Rest Stops according to schedule. They should have their own personal vehicle and insurance.
Route Clean-Up: This team is responsible for the pick-up and transport of bagged trash from each Rest Stop to designated dumpsters. Must be able to lift 60 lbs. and drive a truck.
Route & Camp Water & Ice: This team assists in the distribution and replenishment of water and ice needed for each of the Rest Stops and picks up leftover water at the end of each day. Must be able to lift 60+ lbs. and able to drive a 24-foot truck.
Route Marking Fix-It: This team works closely with staff to identify problem areas where signage might be insufficient or needing replacement along the route. They circulate the route addressing these problem areas.
Sweep: This team circulates throughout the route providing transportation and emotional support to cyclists needing assistance to rest stops. They leave early in the morning and arrive late into camp after all cyclists have completed the route.
To be considered for the Sweep team you must have participated in at least one prior AIDS/LifeCycle, preferably as a cyclist. Must be able to lift 30lbs., have a valid and clean drivers license, and be adept as both navigator and driver.
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: This team provides all first-aid medical services to participants in camp and provides emergency services where necessary until local EMS/Paramedics arrive on scene. The Medical tent is staffed 24 hours each day. The 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 to provide non-emergency transportation to and from area hospitals. They may be asked to run other necessary errands. A medical background is helpful. Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
Sports Medicine: This team consists of licensed allied health professionals: Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Certified Athletic Trainers and students in each discipline. The Sports Medicine team 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.