Climate Cycle’s 6th Annual Ride/Stride to Recharge is set for Sunday, June 1, 2013. We can’t wait to spend a beautiful spring day on the gorgeous Chicago lakefront.

Volunteer with us for the Ride/Stride! Register here.

We have many opportunities for you to help make this a fun, vibrant, energizing event enjoyed by all.

 Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Ride Marshal – perform basic roadside bike repair for riders (experienced cyclists only)

Course Marshal – guide participants at key points along the route and cheer them on

Participant Registration – help participants check-in and get essential info

Volunteer Registration – help volunteers check-in and get essential info

Celebration Assistance – serve lunch, help us keep it green, and throw a great party

Rest Stop Assistance – hand out water to refresh riders on the 20 mile course

Body Work / Massage – provide on-site muscle relief and relaxation for participants


High School Student Volunteer Opportunities

Cheer Squad – cheer participants at the start/finish line and key areas of the route

Planet Protectors – environmentally passionate students to remind attendees to separate recyclables and trash in the correct bins and educate about waste reduction

Climate Cycle Kids – help kids have fun after the ride/walk with face painting, art projects, and more!

Pedal-Powered Stage – generate the power for our PA system by cycling a stationary bike – make this a fossil-fuel free event!

(Yes, this counts towards required service hours. We are happy to sign your paperwork!)


Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Mary Peplinski at mary@climatecycle.org.


Check out these 2012 photos for some insight into volunteering at the Ride/Stride to Recharge:

Chicago Scholars cheer on Climate Cycle riders!

Chicago Scholars cheer on Climate Cycle riders! © Tricia Koning

A volunteer helps a cyclist at the Bike Maintenance tent.

A volunteer helps a cyclist at the Bike Maintenance tent. © Tricia Koning

Free Shiatsu Massage

Volunteer Vid Linas works on the sore muscles of a dedicated Climate Cyclist. ©Tricia Koning