Volunteer Info & Schedule
Make a Difference
By joining the Joe Martin Stage Race Volunteer Team you will be a part of creating one of the top professional bike races in the US! Join in the four days of cycling excitement! Our volunteers are the best ambassadors for the hundreds of cyclists from around the world; professional and amateur athletes, team support personnel and fans!
Without you, our past and future volunteers, this race could not continue to grow and flourish! We need at least 250 volunteers, working a variety of positons to successfully and safely host the race. Volunteering, at the Joe Martin Stage Race, is both fun and rewarding – giving back to your community, helping athletes strive for their personal best, as well as enjoying all the action racing offers! Our volunteers come from all aspects of life and we have opportunities for all.
Our shifts are typically 4 hours but we can accommodate most schedules. The race will take place Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2, 2017. There are openings not only during the race days but also during the days leading up to the race start.
If you would like to volunteer for a few hours or an entire day, we would love to have you join the team! Some on our openings are as simple as picking up items and delivering to us at the start/finish line, others require more time or experience.
- Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2, 2017
- Thursday, March 30 Devil’s Den State Park
- Friday, March 31 Starting line at Wal-Mart on Martin Luther King in Fayetteville. Finish line at the parking lots at Church and Center St in downtown Fayetteville. Plus, numerous positions along race course from S. Fayetteville to Rudy, AR
- Saturday, April 1 – Start/Finish line at 15th and Razorback. Amateur races at Devil’s Den in morning. Plus, numerous positions along race course from S. Fayetteville to Hogeye area.
- Sunday, April 2 – Various positions along course in downtown Fayetteville and Dickson St. Start/Finish at intersection of Church and Center St.
What do Volunteers Receive?
- Invite to the After-Party with great prizes!
- Volunteer T-shirt
- Goody bag with lots of sponsor products
- Snacks and beverages to sustain you while you work
- Community Service hours, if needed
- Satisfaction of helping to create one of the top multi-day stage races in the USA!
Remember the race will go on Rain, Snow, Sleet or Shine….Racers will be here and they need YOU no matter the conditions
Below are some specific needs we currently have -
Always our most important position! You will provide safety to the riders, as well as awareness to motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic along the race course. Volunteers will be responsible for controlling intersections throughout each day’s races. Specific areas will be assigned.
Volunteers to help on both Friday and Saturday. Feed Zones are areas on the course that the riders pass through and receive hand-ups in the form of water, bananas, energy gels and bars. This is an exciting area and one that the riders really appreciate.
Work with our logistics' coordinator to get the race courses, as well as the start/finish areas ready each day for racing. This will involve some heavy lifting, setting up crowd control barricades, placing cones, sweeping corners of debris, erecting scaffolding, hanging banners. It is hard work, but your efforts are very visible!!
These volunteers provide a one-on-one direct contact for the team with the race organizers, assist with race results and perform other team/event support activities.
Adult-age drivers with full-size pickups trucks are needed to follow each race group on both the Friday and Saturday road races. Wheel trucks loaded with spare bike wheels follow the main pack of riders and if a rider has a flat, the truck stops and allows the rider to retrieve a spare wheel.
Race Official Drivers
Adult-age drivers are needed to drive race officials on both the Friday and Saturday road races. You will be driving next to the action and get a birds-eye view of what racing is all about. It's not for the faint of heart, but it's the best seat in the house!