We are excited to offer you the opportunity to assist us in the #1 rated Gran Fondo in the country. Please view all volunteer options below, sign up, and help us spread the word about the ultimate cycling experience in Greenville, SC.
For your time, all volunteers are given an official event t-shirt, discounts on cycling apparel, snacks, a bottle of our Gran Fondo Hincapie wine (if over 21), and an invitation to join in the free Family Festival on the grounds of the beautiful Hotel Domestique. The festival includes music, games, bouncy houses, food, drinks, and a chance to see many professional riders and celebrities from all over the world!
As always, proceeds from the event support Greenville's Meals on Wheels, which provides more than 350,000 meals annually to our homebound and senior residents all free of charge. In addition, each year Hincapie employees and ambassadors personally pack meals at the Meals on Wheels office.
Thank you for considering volunteering at Gran Fondo Hincapie-Greenville. We look forward to working with you!
Volunteer Positions and Descriptions
Registration & Packet Pick-up (Friday 10/23) - Give out rider packets, event information and clothing to participants that are pre-registered or registering on site
Set Up (Friday 10/23) - Set up fencing, banners, flags and balloon arches at the start/finish and expo area
Parking Attendants (Friday 10/23) - Help with traffic entering and exiting the parking lot for packet pick-up and registration
SAG Drivers (Saturday 10/24) - Drivers must provide a picture of your valid driver's license and pass a motor vehicle background check. Basic bike mechanic knowledge is a plus. Each driver will be assigned a portion of the course to patrol and be of assistance to riders if needed. This is an all-day position.
Rider Bag Drop (Saturday 10/24) - Take and store participant bags in the designated area. Bags are retrieved by participants by showing their race bib.
Bike Corral (Saturday 10/24) - Help riders check in and store their bikes in a secure area after the ride while they enjoy the festival. Riders can retrieve their bikes with their race bib.
Set Up (Saturday 10/24) - Set up tents and tables for expo, assist vendors with booth setup, give out packets to late registration riders
Start Corral Marshals (Saturday 10/24) - Control access to/from VIP area to start chute
VIP Parking (Saturday 10/24) - Help park VIP riders on the grounds behind Hotel Domestique
General Parking (Saturday 10/24) - Help park VIP riders at the Blue Ridge Electric Co-op parking lot and direct them to the start
Course Marshals (Saturday 10/24) - Course marshals are strategically placed along the course for only an hour or so at a time; they are responsible for rider safety and direction. Whistles and flags may be given to volunteers if stationed at an intersection/major turn. Once riders pass, you may be asked to move to a different location on the course.
Start/Finish Volunteers (Saturday 10/24) - Hand out medals and help finishers roll through the expo area to avoid congestion
Festival Workers (Saturday 10/24) - Serve food and drinks to festival attendees. They will also help keep the expo area clean and tidy.
Tear-down Crew (Saturday 10/24) - Help remove banners, red carpet, break down fencing, and pick up trash around the start/finish and expo areas
Course Signage Removal (Saturday 10/24) - Drive the Hincapie truck along all courses to remove all signs and road stickers and return them to Hotel Domestique