Volunteer Opportunities

Do you wish to help?

The Granite State Wheelmen, formed in 1971, is operated mostly by volunteers and a few paid board members who enjoy bicycling and wish others to join us in this popular sport. We appreciate constructive suggestions, will try to correct errors, and we're always looking for new ideas. Better yet, we welcome volunteers who share our enthusiasm for bicycling and are willing to help make things happen by contributing their time and expertise. For more information about volunteer opportunities within the GSW, please write, call, e-mail, or contact any Board member.

Opportunities abound!

Board Positions Open!

Please think about joining the GSW Board as Social Secretary, Publicity Coordinator or Rides Coordinator. For more information contact GSW-Office@comcast.net

Volunteer for the Seacoast Century and Ride for Free!

How about volunteering for the 2017 Seacoast Century? Our GSW Seacoast Century volunteers are a big reason why riders come back year after year. If you've helped out in the past or are considering signing on for the first time, we can use your help. Last year 85 volunteers made our Century a success. If you volunteer, you can ride the Century for free, get a volunteer tee shirt and a bowl or soup or chili. Many folks volunteer one day and ride the Century the other or help out in the morning and ride in the afternoon. To volunteer, please contact Donna Hepp at dhepp3@gmail.com or Mark MacKenzie at msmackenzie@comcast.net.

How Can You Help? Volunteers play a great many roles

Prior to Century Weekend: If you want to help before the Century Weekend, we need volunteers to help mark the routes, shop for Century food and supplies, publicity, checking over supplies, and work with sponsors and the Century Bike EXPO. We are also looking at a few folks to take the lead on key roles:

Volunteer Coordination, Century EXPO Coordination, Rest Stop Coordinators, and Communications/Media. We will be hosting a Bike EXPO on Saturday afternoon after the ride at the Hampton Beach Pavilion with vendors from bicycle shops, clubs, tour companies, bike gear manufacturers, etc. as well as a catered meal of soup or chowder.

Century Weekend: On Friday, September 22nd, volunteers assist by loading and unloading the rental truck, setting up Headquarters at Hampton Beach, separating the Century food and gear for the rest stops and then holding early check-in for riders on Friday evening. On Saturday and Sunday, we'll need volunteers to check-in riders, staff the rest stops, support vehicle drivers, assistance with the Rider Hot Line (dispatch support vehicles) and help selling merchandise and checking in riders at the end of the day. On Saturday, we'll also need some folks in the afternoon to assist with serving food and provide information during the Bike EXPO. On Sunday afternoon, we'll need a crew to help with breaking down Headquarters, packing up the rental truck, and delivering the gear back to our storage unit. If you are interested in getting involved with the 2017 Century contact us!

Donna Hepp and Mark MacKenzie Century Co-Coordinators

 

Granite State Wheelmen