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Ryder Hesjedals Tour de Victoria Volunteers
Harbour Air Volunteer Crew


Join the Harbour Air Volunteer Crew and become an integral spoke in our wheel. 

9th Annual Tour de Victoria - August 17, 2019

Since the Tour’s inception in 2011, more than 2,000 volunteers have become the force that produces one of the best-known cycling events in North America. By joining our crew, you’ll become one of the nearly 400 volunteers it takes to give our cyclists their best day in the saddle. Our volunteers are the most valuable assets we have; you are the eyes, ears, hands and feet on the ground.

No cycling experience necessary.  

We guarantee you’ll have fun, make new friends, and feel the pride of being the force behind the Tour de Victoria. 

Family friendly volunteer positions available.

Volunteer Opportunities

Harbour Air Volunteer Crew
Date Category Description
Aug 11 Pre-Event • Notification Signage Location: Various locations around Greater Victoria || Flexible Times ||Pre-Event Notification Signage needs to go up to let our community know about road closures ahead of the TDV. This is a job for those who like to play with power tools, go up on ladders and whistle while you work. We will be pairing you up which makes it double the fun! We pair you up to take on an area of the city for 2-3hours.
Aug 14 Pre-Event • Rider Packages Location: Trek Bicycle Store Victoria || Do you like organizing and preparing things? Or are you riding and want to be part of our event behind the scenes too? We have something for everyone in our Pre-Event Prep. This area includes preparing the Rider packages, sorting and packing the Aid Station & Start/Finish Line’s food and equipment.
Aug 15 Pre-Event •
Aid Stations
Location: Trek Bicycle Store Victoria || Do you like organizing and preparing things? Or are you riding and want to be part of our event behind the scenes too? We have something for everyone in our Pre-Event Prep. This area includes preparing the Rider packages, sorting and packing the Aid Station & Start/Finish Line’s food and equipment.
Aug 16
Aug 17
Rider Check-In Location: Trek Bicycle Store Victoria  & Inner Harbour on Belleville Street ||  Join the TDV team as we welcome all the riders and get them ready for their big ride. Volunteers will be helping riders get their plates and sign waivers, helping them with their merchandise or assisting with last minute registrations.
Aug 17 Aid Stations  Location: Various locations around Greater Victoria ||  The Aid Stations Stations are areas where the cyclists have an opportunity to take a short break, replenish their food & liquids and answer the call of nature. Volunteering at these stations provides a great opportunity to interact with some of the riders. Includes set up, food prep, and take down. *Great for families*
Aug 17 Downtown Start & Finish  Location: Inner Harbour on Belleville Street || The Downtown Start & Finish Area (a.k.a. Event Hub) is the start and the finish line for all distances. Roles include: All Day Superheroes, Bag Check & Information Tent, Beer & Food Garden Setup & Support, Bike Check Steward, Finish Line & Recovery Aid Station, Finish Line Support & Take Down, Kids Ride Fun Crew, Rider Check In & SWAG Pickup, and Start Line Set-Up & Support. *Great for families*
Aug 17 Ride Ambassadors  Location: Trek Bicycle Store Victoria & Around Greater Victoria || Educating cyclists on August 16. Distance assignments from Coordinator on August 17. Please note: These positions have already been assigned. If you have not been already assigned and would like more info please contact volunteers@tourdevictoria.com for more information.
Aug 17 Ride Marshals Location: Various locations around Greater Victoria  ||  Our Ride Marshals are the most visible ambassadors of our event! The first thing our riders boast about as they cross the finish line is the tremendous support and enthusiasm from our Ride Marshals. Positioned along the route, the marshals are there to ensure the cyclists in the event have a safe ride. You'll be directing cyclists to stay on course and providing information for motorists and the public about road closures. 
Aug 17 Route Support Rockstars Location: Various locations around Greater Victoria || Route Support Rockstars are roving throughout the day along the route providing full ride support. Aid Station Equipment Manager/Assistants: 2 teams are responsible for bringing the Aid Station supplies to each of the 6 locations along the course. You'll be on route event day. Loading trucks day prior. Broom Wagon Team: This team drives along the route, following the cyclists and offering them a ride if they look like they could use it. No one gets left behind. This team literally has their back. Course Barricade Team: assigned to Oakbay/Victoria areas to put up and take down the barricades needed to close & open roads. Lifting 10lbs repeatedly. One member of each team must hold valid divers licence. Course Marking Team: This team marks the route with signage the day prior to the TDV to ensure we keep our cyclists on the right track. Time is flexible, we assign areas and send you off in pairs or trios for 2-3 hours of signing (and singing, if you wish). **Note: some roles are pre-assigned. If you are interested in a leadership role, please contact us at volunteers@tourdevictoria.com **
Aug 18 Post-Event Assistants Location: Trek Bicycle Store Victoria & Around Greater Victoria || There's a lot to celebrate after our riders cross the finish line, but there's still work to be done. Our Post-Event Assistants help us organize, clean, sort, organize and store equipment & signage. We supply lunch and have way too much fun post event.

And there's more

Our Harbour Air Volunteer Crew receives:

  • 2019 hand designed limited edition Tour de Victoria t-shirt
  • Volunteer BBQ & Training
  • Hot meal and beverage at the finish line
  • Secure bike parking & free vehicle parking downtown
  • Miles and miles of smiles from our cyclists 
  • Volunteer hours for youth
  • References supplied upon request

Event Schedule

  • August 11 11:00 AM PDT - Pre Event Notification Signage

  • August 13 5:30 PM PDT - Volunteer BBQ and Training

  • August 14 1:00 PM PDT - Pre Event Preparation

  • August 15 12:00 PM PDT - Pre Event Preparation

  • August 16 12:00 PM PDT - Rider Check In

  • August 17 5:00 AM PDT - Event Day

  • August 18 11:00 AM PDT - Post Event Assistants

Contact Information

Event Location

Victoria, BC, Canada

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