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.
Bike MS: City to Shore takes place on September 27 & 28. We need volunteers to help make the Society’s largest event a success! We need all hands on deck both ride weekend AND in the months leading up.
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 27 and 28: Ride weekend
- Bike Handling (bike loading/unloading in Ocean City)**
- Communications/HAM Radio Operators*
Food (Start or Finish Line)
Greeter/Registration Assistant (Must have strong and assertive personality)
Parking/Traffic Control (directing pedestrian traffic, bike or car parking, finish line chute or assisting with the staggered start. Must have assertive personality, must be at least 16 years old)
Registration* (cyclist, VIP, next year, 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
* Background check required.
** Great for high school or college students/youth or military groups.
Volunteer Locations and Times
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
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. Rest stops are not open to the public. Once confirmed, directions will be provided to registered volunteers only.
Start and finish lines
25 Mile Start
45 Mile 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 Handling 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 (check back in September for 2014 updates) which are listed alphabetically.
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 and return it by email, mail or fax, or contact us at (215) 271-1500 or by email.