Volunteering with a group?
Want to help all year long?
Join our Bike MS: City to Shore Planning Team to be involved in the ride every step of the way. Click here for more information.
Online registration for volunteers is now closed, but we still need your help!
You may register to volunteer at the event. Choose from the list of volunteer locations below and complete and bring with you the walk-on volunteer registration form (pdf). We need help throughout the route but our biggest needs are at the Egg Harbor Township rest stop (Saturday) and the Hammonton Lunch Stop (Sunday).
Thank you for supporting the Bike MS: City to Shore Ride!
June to September
Volunteers are needed at various times at our office and warehouse in Philadelphia. Jobs include stuffing rider number packets, assigning rider numbers and assisting cyclists the week of the ride, preparing supplies, and more! If you are available to help out, or if you have any questions, please contact us.
September 28 and 29: Ride weekend
Bike Concierge (bike loading/unloading in Ocean City)*
Food (Start or Finish Line)
Greeter/Registration Assistant (Must have strong but warm personality)
Parking/Traffic Control (directing pedestrian traffic, bike or car parking or assisting with the staggered start. Must have strong personality)
Registration (cyclist, VIP, Rookie or volunteers)
Road Marshal & Cyclists Traffic Safety (on route)***
Route Photographer (take pictures at start/finish line and along the route)
Set-up or Clean-up Crew*
Situations Team (medical background required)
Support & Gear (SAG) Driver** (CDL is not required; 20-26 foot straight truck, box truck or 15 passenger van)
Sweep Team (roams the route in a car or clean-up/maintain it)
Truck Driver** (CDL is not required; largest truck is 26-foot straight without air brakes)
T-Shirts or Team Jersey Contest
*Great for high school or college students, youth and military groups
**Driver’s license background check required
***Note this is a separate registration and lead directly by a volunteer group, click the link to register
City to Shore takes place in New Jersey between Cherry Hill and Ocean City. For more information about the route, please click here. Locations include:
- Berlin (Sunday only)
- Cherry Hill
- Egg Harbor City
- Egg Harbor Township
- Mays Landing
- Ocean City
- Sweetwater (Saturday only)
When registering, you will be asked to select the location(s) where you want to volunteer. Please note: times and exact locations are subject to change and will be confirmed closer to the event.
Start and finish lines
25 Mile Start
45 Mile Start
75/100 Mile Alternate Start
75/100 Mile Start on Saturday
Rest Stops (along the route)
Berlin Water Stop
Waterford Rest Stop
Hammonton Lunch Stop
Egg Harbor City Rest Stop
Century Rest Stop
Mays Landing Rest Stop
Egg Harbor Township Rest Stop
How old do you have to be to volunteer?
We need volunteers of all ages, however, there are some jobs that are restricted to adults. Minors should be accompanied by an adult. The luggage role at PATCO in Cherry Hill or in Ocean City as well as the Ocean City Bike Concierge are fun jobs for teens, youth groups and college students!
How do I know which volunteer job to choose?
Please refer to our volunteer job descriptions (coming soon) which are listed alphabetically. Jobs more suitable to groups are noted.
When will I receive my volunteer assignment?
Your final volunteer assignment will be emailed to you the week prior to the event.
Do I have to volunteer the whole day?
While we recommend volunteering for the whole day, we realize that may not be feasible. Please let us know in advance if you are unable to volunteer for the whole day.
Do I need to fundraise?
While not required for volunteers, many volunteers do fundraise. For more information on fundraising, click here.
What happens if it rains?
Bike MS is a rain or shine event.
What should I wear?
Volunteers are encouraged to dress for the elements, to dress comfortably and wear closed-toe shoes. When registering, you will be asked to provide your t-shirt size. Sizes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We will do our best to provide the size requested, but this is not guaranteed.
Is transportation provided?
Due to liability guidelines, transportation is not provided for volunteers.
Will this volunteer activity count towards community service hours?
Yes, volunteering counts towards community service hours.
What if I’m riding on Saturday, can I volunteer on Sunday?
Of course, many cyclists volunteer on Sunday and we can use you! As a registered cyclist, you will not be able to sign up online so please download the registration form (pdf) and return it by email, mail or fax, or contact us at (215) 271-1500 or by email.