Palm Desert

PALM DESERT CENTURY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  A great ride doesn't happen by accident! In reality, much of what creates a memorable riding experience is made possible by the quiet heroes--Volunteers. We understand how critical their contribution is to supporting riders of all levels. Great volunteers know riders are up against a physical challenge and need friendly & professional support to keep it going.

On ride day event organizers must transition from planning to delegating on-course tasks to terrific volunteers & team leaders.  It's the volunteers who are on the ground, face-to-face with the riders, who actually put everything into play. We are looking for DEPENDABLE, can-do workers, who can think on their feet and react to the changing flow of riders and their needs during the day.

We could sure use your help! We're looking for energetic, reliable volunteers to help with a variety of tasks associated with the event. Below are the critical functional areas. If you're interested, please send an email to Jim with your name, city, telephone and what area interests you. We'll provide you with a cool volunteer t-shirt and a meal at the ride. But we know most of the reward will be derived from the interactions you'll have with some very nice (and tired) riders out on the course. They appreciate you and so do we!


     Urgent: Overnight Guards: Start/Finish Expo, University Park, Fri, 10:00 P.M. to Sat, 5:00 A.M.
  1. Registration: Assist with processing rider packets for 1,000+ riders. Includes stuffing packets, signing in pre-registered riders, accepting registrations of new riders, handing out rider packets, t-shirts, and jerseys.
  1. Fri, Nov 9, '18: Early Packet Pick-up, University Park, 74-902 University Park Dr, Palm Desert, 92260.  Noon to 8:00 P.M.
  2. Sat, Nov 10, '18: Morning packet pickup & Sat registrations. University Park  5:30 - 7:30 A.M.
  1. Course Marshals: Key volunteers working closely with event directors. Responsible for wider aspects of the event. Prior event director level expertise is highly desirable!
  2. Rest Stops:
  1. Start/Finish (5:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.): University Park,  University Park Dr, Palm Desert, 92260

    - Assist with wave starts
    - Assist with Expo set-up
    - Record Full Century Finishers at Finish Line
    - Hand out Finisher Medals at Finish Line
    - Assist with Subway Sandwich Lunches and Post-ride Pasta Meals
    - Assist with site organization (place trash bags, manage Finish Line water station, adjust cones, assist finishing riders)

  2. Rest Stop #1 (6:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.):  Near Mile 14 & 86 of the ride

    Westside Middle School:
    Rest Stop #1 Team Captain:

    - Assist with Rest Stop operations
    - Mix Vitalyte
    - Replenish supplies of energy items
    - Make PB & J sandwiches
    - Assist riders with sunblock, advil, tire pumps, etc
  3. Mini Rest Stop (5:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.):  Near Mile 6 of the ride

    Abbreviated Rest Stop for Short Course Riders
    Location:  Near mile 6
    Mini Rest Stop Team Captain: 

    - Assist with Rest Stop operations (same as Rest Stop #1)
  4. Rest Stop #2 (6:30 - 3:00 P.M.): Near Mile 29 & 71 of the ride.
    Desert Mirage High School: 
    Rest Stop #2 Team Captain:

    - Assist with Rest Stop operations (same as Rest Stop #1)
  5. Rest Stop #3 (7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.):  Near mile 35 & 65 of the ride

    Rest Stop #3 Team Captain:
    -  Assist with Rest Stop operations (same as Rest Stop #1)
  6. Rest Stop #4 (7:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.):  Mile 50 of the ride

    Chiriaco Summit:
    Rest Sto #4 Team Captain:

    -  Assist with Rest Stop Operations (same as Rest Stop #1)

   4. Event set up/tear down crews

  1. Start/Finish, Fri:  Noon - 7:00 P.M.
  2. Start/Finish, Sat:  5:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. (all day)

   5.  Course sweep vehicles and drivers:  Individuals with cars, or SUVs, to patrol segments of the route to assist riders who cannot continue by providing transportation back to the Start/Finish.  This is primarily for riders with mechanical problems that our on-course mechanics cannot repair; and for riders who are physically unable to continue riding.  Patrols are on-call to help riders when needed.  Will work closely with event director.  Volunteers need a vehicle and cell phone.

   a. Patrol 1 (6:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.):  Start/Finish to Rest Stop #1
       - Need 2 vehicles + vols

   b. Patrol 2 (7:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.):  Rest Stop #1 to Rest Stop #2
       intersection (miles 10 - 18)
     - Need 2 vehicles + 2 vols

   c.  Patrol 3 (8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.):  Rest Stop #2 to Rest Stop #3

     - Need 2 vehicles + 2 vols   

   d.  Patrol 4 (8:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.):  Rest Stop #3 to Rest Stop #4
     - Need 2 vehicles + 2 vols