The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a collective of passionate individuals, moving together to create a world free of MS. The success of Bike MS depends on volunteers like you! Each volunteer’s contribution, large or small, is critical to the success of the event. Volunteers provide key support to Bike MS all year, from serving on planning committees, calling past participants to providing safety for our riders and overall support at the event. Volunteers are the helping hands that make the event possible! When you join the Bike MS Volunteer Team, you become a part of Bike MS. Together we will provide support, raise money, have fun, and make a difference in the lives of people living with MS.
Thank you for your interest in participating as a volunteer. There are many volunteer opportunities at Bike MS; families, corporate groups and individuals are encouraged and welcome to participate. Some volunteer positions require a criminal and/or DMV background check. Below are some examples of Bike MS volunteer opportunities.
Amateur Radio/HAM Operators
Provide communications during the ride.
Leadership role overseeing the processes and volunteers for a particular area (i.e., prizes, MS information, etc).
Set up, take down and man rest stops.
Site Set Up & Tear Down
Load and unload supplies and equipment, set up and take down fencing, banners, scaffolding and bike racks. Moderate to heavy lifting may be required.
Serve tasty food to hungry cyclists.
Stock and serve water, soda and sports drinks to participants.
This team of certified medical professionals (EMTs, paramedics and nurses) administers first aid at rest stops, lunch stops and main sites.
Patrol the route, assist with route control, check well-being of riders, and respond to emergencies and traffic situations.
Distribute rider packets before the ride.
Help to plan and organize the Bike MS event.
Bicycle Response Team (BRT)
Cyclists monitor route and give guidance on rider safety, etiquette and emergencies. BRT members are equipt with First Aid training and League of American Bicycling classes.
Drive Support and Gear (SAG) vans. Moderate lifting may be required.
Oversee the Start Line, Overnight or Finish Line (maintain site, troubleshoot, and assist staff).
Supply Truck & Van Drivers
Drive, load and unload trucks and vans carrying supplies. Moderate to heavy lifting may be required.
Organize supplies, assist with inventory and load trucks the week prior to the event. Moderate to heavy lifting required.
Volunteers can raise funds too! Bike MS volunteers have access to a variety of great fundraising tools. When you register online, you may access your Participant Center where you can set a fundraising goal, update your personal page to share your story with others, e-mail supporters, track your progress and qualify for great fundraising prizes!
If you would like more information about fundraising or volunteering at the Bike MS, please contact us at or firstname.lastname@example.org.