Volunteer at the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

volunteer at the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

Not a cyclist but still want to get involved with the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride? Volunteer your time on October 3 and help us run a safe, fun event for everybody. Approximately 100 volunteers assist with setup, check-ins, food service, on-the-road support, and more. Every year, riders say that volunteers make all the difference in helping the event to run smoothly and enjoyably.

To sign up to volunteer, fill out our online volunteer application and we'll get in touch with you. If you have questions about volunteering, contact us.

"All the volunteers did an amazing job with the whole event. Everything went sooo smoothly: from registration, to the markings on the roads showing the route, to the people along the route who encouraged us and at times pointed us in the correct direction, to the finish line and all the cheering people! Great event!!"

Eileen K. of Holden, MA

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Before the Watershed Ride

We need many volunteers before the day of the Watershed Ride to help us prepare for the event. Volunteer tasks include:

  • Distributing flyers, postcards, and other Watershed Ride publicity materials
  • Marking the route with signs and arrows
  • Assembling rider packets
  • Preparing food and supplies to bring to the start lines and finish line

The Day of the Watershed Ride

On the day of the Watershed Ride, about 100 volunteers help at the start lines, along the route, and at the finish line.

Start Lines

Start line volunteer tasks include:

  • Set up/break down
  • Rider check-in
  • Parking
  • People flow
  • Bike mechanics

On the Road/Water Stops

Volunteers are posted at various locations along the entire Watershed Ride route. These on-the-road volunteers help guide and cheer on riders.

At water stops in New Bedford and Bourne, volunteers check rider numbers to make sure each rider is accounted for.

Lunch Stop

Lunch stop volunteer tasks include:

  • Set up/break down
  • Rider check-in
  • Lunch service
  • Parking
  • People flow
  • Photographers
  • Registered nurses and EMTs
  • Bike mechanics

Finish Line

Finish line volunteer tasks include:

  • Set up/break down
  • Staffing of hospitality tents
  • Merchandise sales
  • Parking
  • People flow
  • Massage therapists
  • Photographers
  • Registered nurses and EMTs

To sign up to volunteer, fill out our online volunteer application and we'll get in touch with you. If you have questions about volunteering, contact us.

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors!

First Citizens Federal Credit Union South Coast Almanac The Valle Group