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Bike Burlington

Bike Burlington Proudly Sponsors:

Hey Bike Burlington! We need your help to volunteer or ask your friends for a few hours during the day for Snake Criterium!


Due to COVID-19, Snake Alley Criterium 2021 is canceled.

PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION. CHECK BACK FOR 2021 UPDATES! THANK YOU!


Contact: Randy Wright to volunteer at [email protected]

What can you do??

List of Volunteer roles:

Happens before the event:

Cones & Signs - May 6PM

We need to put out cones and signs around the downtown area to let the public know, that they

need to make sure that their cars are not on the race course come Saturday morning.

We'll meet at 6th & Jefferson @ 6PM and divide up into teams to distribute the cones and signs.

If trucks or vans are available, it is handier to haul the sometimes dirty cones.

Depending on how many volunteers we have, this could be a quick job. We usually have to space

cones to every 2-3 parking spots and install signs in every other of them. (Need 6-10 people)

Straw Bales- Part #1 May 2021, 7AM (after pancakes @ the Kiwanis breakfast)

We meet at Main & Washington to start unloading the straw bales at strategic locations around the

race course so as to keep the bike racers safe from major damage in case of an accident.

We create a mess putting these straw bales out, so we usually follow the trailer with a leaf blower

to re-clear the course of straw debris. A picture should be taken of the loaded trailer of straw, so as to aid in the reloading process after the race is over. Work gloves may be a useful item with this job. (Need 6-10 People)

Roles for Saturday - May

The basic responsibilities of a corner marshall are two fold. First and foremost, to keep pedestrians from walking or running out into the race course, preventing a bike racer to pedestrian collision. Second, to help keep the corner safe of obstacles; such as blowing trash, sand, gravel, straw, etc.

Morning Shift - May, 8AM - Noon

Please come to Steamboat Senior Center at 501 Jefferson Street, Saturday morning, to get

your corner assignment.

As a reminder, the morning races start at 8:30AM, so we try to get to our corners around 8AM;

so we can ensure safety for the warm-up laps, and to make sure that the corners don't have

any loose debris that could cause a bike racer to crash. The morning shift ends after the 6 lap

Category 5/Citizen race that starts approximately at 11:25Am is over, which is usually around noon. (Need 40-45 people)


Afternoon Shift - May, 12:45PM - 5PM

Please come to Steamboat Senior Center at 501 Jefferson Street, Saturday afternoon, to get

your corner assignment.

As a reminder, the afternoon races start at 1:00PM, so we try to get our corners around 12:45PM;

so we can ensure safety for the warm-up laps, and to make sure that the corners don't have

any loose debris that could cause a bike racer to crash. The afternoon shift ends after the 20 lap

Category 1, 2, & PRO race that starts approximately at is 3:40PM is over, which is usually around 5PM.

As you leave, if you feel compelled to take down the security tape in your area, please feel free to

do so, but lets leave the barricades up as long as possible to allow the straw bales to picked up

more safely. (Need 40-45 people)

After the event:

Straw Bales - Part #2 May (Approximately 5PM)

After the race is over, we will again meet at Main & Washington to load up the straw bales onto the trailer. A lot of times the barricades

will have been taken down, which makes this duty a little more difficult and un-safe. During this process, if some can help take down some

of the security tape, that would also be helpful. The trailer has to be loaded in a certain way, so the straw can make it safely back to Illinois.

After loaded, the straps will be applied to hold everything in place. (Need 8-10 people)

To most clean up can be the most rewarding!  

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