The New Haven Grand Prix is right around the corner and we need your help! Be ready for a fun-filled weekend of cycling on September 25th and 26th! The weekend kicks off as cyclists from all over the country will converge on the streets of New Haven. Throughout the night we are expecting 15,000+ spectators to be touring vendor booths, visiting food stands and watching the race. This is where you, the volunteers, come in! To manage racers, spectators and vendors we need individuals who can direct people and traffic to ensure the night goes off without a hitch. Day two commences with The ConnectiCare Gran Fondo, a family-friendly ride through the New Haven and Middlesex Counties with three ride routes. 10 Mile, 31 Mile, and 62 Mile routes tour the beautiful Connecticut shoreline and river valley.
Below is a list of volunteer positions for the weekend, as well as a brief outline of what each position entails. We thank you in advance for your support!
NHGP Volunteer Check-in: Start/Finish - 1000 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT
ConnecitCare Gran Fondo Volunteer Check-in: Meigs Point, Hammonassett State Park, Madison, CT
Pre-event Prep: Assist the CCAP staff in decorating the race course with banners and signage. Help the announcer get set-up and ready for the first race. You will meet your volunteer team captain at the registration tent.
Corkscrew Challenge: Help ensure that the new Corkscrew Challenge event runs smoothly and safely for everyone. You'll be assigned to a spot in the parking garage and will help monitor traffic flow as we guide drivers through a special driving pattern in the garage while the Corkscrew Challenge event takes place.
Registration for Grand Prix: Help riders get signed in for their races, complete all necessary paperwork, and assign them their race number. You will meet your volunteer team captain at the registration tent.
Officiating Assistants - You will help communicate information from the race officials to any other location around the race. This job will involve walking around the course/race area so wear comfortable footwear. You will meet your volunteer team captain at the registration tent.
Beer Garden Assistant: Help keep the beer garden clean, check I.D's, and serve beer to the spectators in the beer garden. ONLY if you are over 21 years old, please! You will meet your volunteer team captain at the registration tent.
VIP Dinner Setup and Breakdown: On Friday night there will be a private dinner for important donors and sponsors. We need a few volunteers to assist in both the setup and the breakdown of the dinner. This will require setting up tables, chairs, decorations, etc. We also ask that you wear nice(r) clothing, such as a polo or button up shirt. You will meet your volunteer team captain at the registration tent.
Course Marshal: Help ensure that the event runs smoothly and safely for everyone. You'll be assigned to a spot on the course to monitor spectator traffic and prevent spectators from entering the course. At a few key locations volunteers, we act as crossing guards, allowing spectators to cross the course after racers have passed through. You will meet your volunteer team captain at the registration tent.
Breakdown Crew: Assist in breaking down and removing tents, barricades, tables, chairs, banners and all other supplies that were brought to the race. You will meet your volunteer team captain at the registration tent.
Registration (Gran Fondo): Help riders get signed in for their specific route, complete any necessary paperwork, and assign them their number. You will meet your volunteer team captain at the registration tent.
Rest Stop Assistants (Gran Fondo): Help to operate and manage rest stop areas on each route. This involves setting up supplies (including tents, tables, chairs, and food/drink), restocking and refiling food supplies, breaking down supplies, and of course, cheering on the riders. You will meet your volunteer team at your designated rest station.
Volunteers will get a T-Shirt and a food coupon! Once you have registered to be a volunteer you will receive an email with a more detailed set of instructions specific to your role. If you have any questions concerning please do not hesitate to ask! Contact Brian Wolfe, CCAP Events Director: firstname.lastname@example.org