Volunteers Needed

It takes hundreds of volunteers to make an event of this magnitude successful.

If you want to be a part of something big, we would love to have you.
We have many positions available,
sign up to today and help make TDY successful.  

All Volunteers Receive

A free Tour Da Yoop, Eh T-shirt
Complimentary lunch or dinner on the day you are volunteering.
Admission to the Cyclebration Party, held in St. Ignace on Sunday, August 24th

Volunteer Perks

Volunteers Can Ride For Free: Anyone who volunteers more than 15 hours qualifies to participate in the Tour Da Yoop Challenge Ride for free. Volunteer before or during the event, if you can give us 15 hours of your time, we’ll gladly give you the Challenge of a lifetime.
Charities Can Make Some Money: Any charity that has more than 10 people volunteer for more than 4 hours each can qualify for a $200 donation. 

How to become a Tour Da Yoop Volunteer

Pick a day/date that you are available to help out.
Look over all the volunteer positions available and see what fits you best.

We truly appreciate our volunteers support, enthusiasm and time.
Events like this can’t be successful without our volunteers.
If you would like to act as a goodwill ambassador for the event, please consider volunteering.

Volunteer Positions

Registration / Packet Distribution

  • Help distribute riders packets, jerseys and other important information.

Jack of All Trades Volunteer

  • Help with anything that pops up last minute.

   

Luggage Pick Up & Drop Off Driver

  • Responsible for picking up riders’ luggage at designated hotels and bring to designated hotels at next section.
  • If you have a van, truck or U-Haul we would be extremely thankful.
  • Valid Driver’s License Required.

Lead Driver

  • Drive ahead of the riders and watch for traffic in odd places, notify Course Marshals when you will be at their location, make sure the roads are safe.
    Valid Driver’s License Required.

Follow Driver

  • Follow all riders and make sure they are ok.  
    Valid Driver’s License Required.

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SAG Support

  • Drive behind the Challenge Riders and assist them whenever necessary.
  • You will need to have a vehicle large enough to transport a bike to the finish line if necessary.
  • Experience in repairing bikes helpful.
  • We will supply you with tools to help riders, if you have any of your own tools we encourage you to bring those too.
  • A list of what we will supply you with will be sent in your final confirmation email.
    Valid Driver’s License Required.  

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Start and Finish Line Aides

  • Work with our event coordinator to get the start/finish areas ready. This will involve some heavy lifting, placing cones, barricades, sweeping corners of debris, etc.

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Course Marshals

  • You will be stationed at pivotal points throughout a section.
  • Your job is to be alert for incoming riders as well as oncoming traffic.
  • You will go onto the road way to slow and stop traffic for riders to pass through.
  • Direct the riders on the correct path.
  • Encourage racers as they ride by.

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Hydration Station Volunteers

GREAT FOR GROUPS!

  • Transport food and water from drop off zone at start of race to your assigned station.
  • Set up tent and table and organize supplies prior to riders arrival. Make sure there is enough space for bikes and that the water is as accessible as possible for racers.
  • Once ALL riders have passed through (and the follow car has passed by), you may take down any set up you did and bring it to the finishing city.
  • Make your aid station memorable. Have a theme, music, crazy costumes…make it unique. Make sure to bring yourself snacks, lunch, beverages, and a charged cell phone.
  • ENCOURAGE, ENCOURAGE, ENCOURAGE…your energy makes all the difference for the racers.
  • Leave NOTHING BEHIND. Tear down, clean up, and return all items to the finish point. 

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House a Rider or Two

Tour Da Yoop is a 10 day long race/ride and hotels can get costly.  Anyone wishing to help out and allow a rider to stay with them for free could greatly help our event grow.  A lot of riders are young and having somewhere to sleep without worrying about costs would be a HUGE benefit.  
  • We ask that you provide them with sleeping space.
  • Allow them use of a bathroom and refrigerator.  You don’t have to cook or supply them with meals, but I’m sure it would be greatly appreciated.
  • Should be close to the city riders are in starting in the next day.

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Yard Sign Distribution

  • Pick up the yard signs 1-2 days before we will be riding in your area.
  • Place signs in designated areas along course.
  • Put signs out a day or two before the riders get to each section.
  • You need at least 2 people per car – 1 person to drive and stay in car, the other to put signs out.
  • We also ask that you inform the event director of any mishaps in the roads.
  • Time and location to pick up signs will vary by day.   

Volunteer Dates

Thursday, August 13 – St. Ignace
Friday, August 14 – St. Ignace to Manistique
Saturday, August 15 – Manistique to Escanaba
Sunday, August 16 – Escanaba to Iron Mountain
Monday, August 17 – Iron Mountain to Ironwood
Tuesday, August 18 – Ironwood to Houghton
Wednesday, August 19 – Copper Harbor Loop
Thursday, August 20 – Houghton to Marquette
Friday, August 21 – Marquette to Grand Marais
Saturday, August 22 – Grand Marais to Sault Ste. Marie
Sunday, August 23 – Sault Ste. Marie to St. Ignace

THANK YOU!!