2017 Hill Country Ride for AIDS

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Making this great event a safe and memorable experience for everyone. The Ride would not happen without our great volunteers! Being on crew is all about fun. We LOVE to have Fun. Join us!

Volunteer Any Time of the Year!

Help us plan and prepare for the big event which takes place in April, including:

Ride Promotion - Represent the Hill Country Ride Table at special community events such as LiveStrong, PRIDE, and AIDS Walk. Help us staff the table and get others excited about joining us on the Hill Country Ride.

Poster Distribution - We provide the posters, you provide the leg work!

Kick Off Party - In January come help with set up, working the event, and/or tear down. It’s a great kick-off to a fantastic ride season.

Office Work - We can use help from time to time getting things ready for up-coming events, for pick-ups and deliveries, and for general office tasks. It’s a casual environment where you can make a difference.

If you're interested in any of these opportunities please contact the Ride Office:
info@hillcountryride.org or (512) 371-RIDE (7433)


Ride Weekend Crew Volunteers

Below are many opportunities - find one that most interests you! Many crew opportunities fill up early, so register! We will do our best to place you in your preferred area, but we hope you understand if we need you elsewhere. Crew Captains will contact you as we get closer to Ride day. The crew registration fee is $25 (only $17 until Kick-off), which includes a t-shirt, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner on Ride day.

While crew members are not required to raise money, many do, and the money goes to the cause. Last year's crew raised over $20,000! When you review your registration options in the registration system, you'll see the chance to register for one of our specific volunteer crews as an individual registrant, or you can join an existing team and register, or you can start a new team and register.

We ask all crew members to attend an orientation session. Each session lasts about an hour and a half and provides important information on the Ride and crew responsibilities. Please see Orientation Schedules.

Registration (Packet Pick Up at Friday Night Ceremony and/or Morning of Event Day)
Captain: Ken Martin
Greeting and encouraging Riders at packet pick-up, while keeping paperwork blissfully organized.

Friday Night Ceremony and Dinner (Night before Ride Day)
Captains: Paul Scott
Event set-up, clean-up, food prep, and service.

Logistics Crew (Ride Day)

Captains: Aaron Garcia, Jonathan Wells

Unites the work of our headquarters camp set-up, food service, traffic control, and clean-up on the day of event at beautiful Krause Springs. The Logistics Crew works to ensure a seamless day for participants and visitors!

Finish Line Cheerleaders (Ride Day)
Captains: Aaron Garcia, Jonathan Wells
You will be cheering in our riders with lots of energy & enthusiasm! Bring the Pom Poms and costumes! The is a great opportunity for a large group to volunteer.

Photography Crew (Kick-off, JoyRides, Friday Night Ceremonies, and/or Ride Day)
Captain: TBD
Photographers and videographers help us capture the fun at various events supporting the ride.

Ride Pit Stop Crew (Ride Day) 

Captains: Tracey McKinley, Vickie Grier

Crews are at fun rest-stops along the bike route, cheering and welcoming riders while providing nutrition and support. Each pit stop has a fun theme and great time in the hill country!

Route Logistics (Pre-Ride and Day of Event)
Captain: Brian White
Route Logistics works through the year identifying & designing our various bike route layouts and pit stop locations for Ride Day. On the day of the event, Route Logistics manages the routes and helps to coordinate all teams on the route to create a great, safe riding experience.

Route Troupe (Ride Day)
Captain: Scott Wahl, Tony West
Posted on the route with another person at: low water crossings, easily-missed or sharp turns, etc, to direct and cheer riders (and the occasional lost SAG vehicle ;-))!

SAG (Ride Day) 

Captain: Reed Jackson

SAG is a team of two people in a vehicle rotating along the route and supporting Riders. Teams offer struggling Riders or those with mechanical issues a lift to the next pit stop or to the finish.

Signage (Friday and Ride Day)
Captain: Torsten Weirich
Works with Route Logistics to put out and retrieve directional and inspirational signs on Ride routes, encouraging, guiding, and thanking riders along the way.


Specialty Crew Opportunities

Acupuncture/Chiropractic/Massage
After riding miles in the Texas sun and hills, the riders truly appreciate a massage or adjustment. Acupuncture and other forms of body work are always in need for this team. Treatments are primarily done Saturday at camp, but are also offered at the lunch pit stop out on the route. Proof of registration/licensure is required.

Medical
Captain: Dubbs Mosty
Our Ride-day medical team is comprised of medical professionals providing basic first aid to participants at HQ and each pit stop. Physicians, nurses, EMT/paramedics, athletic trainers, physical therapists, or other healthcare workers are needed. Proof of registration/licensure is required.


If you have questions or would like to know more about the Hill Country Ride for AIDS, please contact us.