72 Hours to Key West Charity Bike Ride is a great opportunity for people to work together doing something fun and worthwhile that makes a significant difference in someone’s life. The donation of your time and talents makes such a positive difference and is essential to the success of the event. 72 Hours could not be a safe, enjoyable and successful event without a great deal of preparation ahead of time. There are many details that need to be organized and checked. Please see the list below for volunteer opportunities. We would love to hear from you!
Computer Tasks: If you are comfortable with the computer and have the ability to do some research via internet, we could use your help! You can work from home on your schedule and communicate your results via email. In most cases we can provide the leads and sites to contact.
- List 72 Hours to Key West on other bike ride sites
- Contact bike clubs and inquire if they would link to our website and/or facebook page
Food Preparation: The day before the event, we prepare lunch, snacks and beverages for the riders to enjoy on their ride. We gather at the Boys & Girls Club in Sarasota (exact time and date TBD) and prepare and pack all the food needed.
Fund Raising: Families, Groups, Schools, Businesses and Individuals. 72 Hours is a charity ride that benefits The Tiny Hands Foundation. Fundraising is the most important element to make this event successful. Not a long-distance rider? Fundraising is another way you can get on-board and participate. Need ideas?
- Hold a dime drive with your group or class
- Organize a car wash, bake sale or doggie wash
- Make a list and ask your friends or co-workers to support your efforts
- Ask businesses that you frequent for their support
- Hold a contest
- Make a donation yourself and ask others to follow your example
Along the Way: 72 Hours is looking for fun, energetic and reliable volunteers to travel with the SAG (Support and Gear) Team. Duties would include:
- Assist in packing/unpacking SAG vehicles
- Assist with registration of riders – first day
- Assist in organizing riders each morning prior to ride
- Set up/tear down snack & beverage stations along the way (every 25 miles)
- Maintaining/rotating coolers
- Assist in any complications (non-medical) during ride
- Monitor riders
- Assist riders at the end of each day
- Take photos for the event and submit to committee after event