Volunteer Perks: We are able to offer a limited number of committed volunteers AND their bike a FREE lift to the starting line. We're also putting together some snack and swag bags for all other volunteers. Charity Pancake breakfast volunteers will work directly with Boston Common Coffee Company staff in return for pancakes, coffee, and breakfast food.
How you can help:
4/14: UPDATE: WE HAVE ENOUGH BIKE LOADERS! Still needed are a few train track volunteers in framingham and cleveland circle, a driver, and a few folks for pancake breakfast!
>>>#1: Bike Truck LOADING/UNLOADING onto Trucks (8:30pm-1am) (20 Volunteers needed, RIDERS OR DRIVERS)<<<<
We will have six moving trucks to transport 300 bicycles from Binney St parking lot to Southborough Station parking lot. You will be checking riders in who have purchased a bike moving ticket, giving them and their bikes matching wrist bands and helping movers stack bikes securely on trucks.
Perks: A FREE spot on the moving trucks for your bike.
>>>>#2.Train Track Crossing Glow Stick Safety Rave Volunteers (RIDERS OR DRIVER)<<<<
There are several train track crossings along the route that are difficult to see at night and can be dangerous to cross on a bicycle at the wrong angle. Your job will be to stand at the train tracks and flag down riders with bike lights and/or glow sticks to slow down and cross the tracks at a safe angle. Dress extra warm if you volunteer for this and bring some friends to help. Bring some tunes and you can even make a dance party out of it! You will be assigned an intersection with a buddy for a certain time slot throughout the night. If you come in a car, you can use your headlights to help light the road!
Track Crossing 1 & 2 are in Framingham (we will need volunteers from around 12:30am-2am Track Crossing 3 is at Cleveland Circle (we will need volunteers from around: (TWO SHIFTS: 1:30-2:30am, 2:30-3:30am)
>>>#3. Join the MIDNIGHT MARATHON BIKE RIDE CABOOSE team!<<<< (RIDERS, During the ride, slow-rolling with the party in the back!) Bring up the rear with Greg Hum, Midnight Marathon Ride founder, to make sure no rider gets left behind! You'll be joining the most awesome pack of the Midnight Marathon Ride: the one with the drum-biker and founder of the ride, and the one that helps to make sure everyone gets what they need if their bike breaks down or just need to get home. We may finish as early at 2am or as late as 4am, but we won't hold you hostage if you wish to leave the most awesome Midnight Marathon caboose team ever.
>>>#4. Unofficial SAG wagon ride-shares (DRIVERS, NON-RIDERS) (who are not biking but still want to help out):<<<:
Are you not biking for the ride but have a car/van/truck with room for bikes and people (and maybe a water cooler) and are willing to give riders a lift back into Boston who need it? We'd love to connect you with folks who may end up needing a lift because of a major bike malfunction or simply because they forgot to eat dinner and completely bonked out just after heartbreak hill.
>>>>#5 Charity Pancake Breakfast Tent Volunteers (NON-RIDERS, DRIVERS, OR RIDERS)<<<<
We need some folks to help our friend Peter Femino at Boston Common Coffee Company make sure his Midnight Marathon Pancake Breakfast goes smoothly.. This is an independently organized breakfast for riders with separate tickets whose proceeds will go to The Home Away Fund charity. The breakfast is from 12:30am-4am, so we'll split up volunteer shifts into two hour chunks. You'll be helping Peter Femino, owner of Boston Common Coffee Company, and his staff make sure people get pancakes, people who've finished pancakes move along, and direct people from finish line to their shop in downtown crossing.
All help is so much appreciated! You are awesome, I'll see you on the ride!
-Greg Hum(father of Midnight Marathon Ride) and BostonSoS(its adopted parents)