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 by serving on planning committees and calling past participants, and at the event, they provide safety for our riders as well as overall event support. Volunteers are the helping hands that make the event possible. When you join the Bike MS volunteer team, you become 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, and we encourage families and corporate groups to participate, as well as individuals. 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 integral communications during the ride.
Registered rider who provides medical assistance along the route.
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.
Hydration Station & Food Service
Help set up, stock, and serve water, soda and sports drinks, plus tasty food to cyclists. Will also assist supply truck drivers with clean up and tear down.
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 ride control, check well-being of riders, and respond to emergencies and traffic situations.
Distribute rider packets, T-shirts and goodie bags to participants at Packet Pick-Ups and Expo.
Planning Task Force
Help to plan and organize the Bike MS event.
Drive Support and Gear (SAG) vans. Moderate lifting may be required.
Supply Truck & Van Drivers
Drive, load and unload trucks and vans carrying supplies, ice and refrigerated items. Moderate to heavy lifting may be required. Drivers with commercial licenses preferred.
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 Ashley.Greenman@nmss.org or call 1-800-344-4867 (press 2)