As a bike marshal, your main job is to keep cyclists safe on course and make sure they know where they are going. Part of your job might be interacting with traffic a bit to ensure everyone stays safe. There will be traffic management in crucial areas. Cyclists are told to follow the rules of the road, but we are trying to give them the right of way, so keep that in mind. You will need to be loud, clear, animated and visible (they can’t really hear you, but they can SEE you) to ensure they notice you and hear what you are saying. Use your arms!! If you can see them, they can see you. There will be signage on the course to help support the cyclists as well. Some of you will be working in pairs, but most of you will be on your own, so make sure your cell phone is charged and with you. Be happy, smile, cheer and have fun!
This is a similar volunteer position as we have for the Tripleshot Cross Fondo Event marshals, if you have volunteered in the past for the Cross Fondo you would be a great asset to help out for the Victoria Half Triathlon. A note that Tripleshot Cross Fondo is on Oct 15, 2023.
The second is the Bike Captain Role:
The Bike captain is responsible for allocating the marshals on the bike course. The Bike Captain is in a vehicle on the bike course making sure both the volunteers and the athletes are all safe and supported. The Bike Captain also provides drinks and snacks for the volunteers. This position has a $1,500.00 gratuity.
Let Ron Mierau know if you are interested and I will pass your name on to the volunteer coordinator for the race. These are great opportunities for our members to volunteer and show our support for local events. My contact information firstname.lastname@example.org 250-580-1369