2014 OKHT Volunteers
The 37th Annual OKHT will be a fantastic two-day bicycling party this September 6th & 7th. This is your invitation to help us. The Old Kentucky Home Tour is the Louisville Bicycle Club's BIGGEST event and it needs YOU!
This two-day ride is host to 1,200+ riders from across the country and it cannot happen without volunteers. Volunteers will receive free ride registration and a complimentary t - shirt. Most volunteer tasks will take approximately 6 hours.
****** BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR!!!! One lucky volunteer chosen at random, will win a bicycle courtesy of Parkside Bikes. The bike is a SPECIALIZED Allez Sport, with Shimano components.
Volunteering is as simple as selecting the desired volunteer opportunity from the list below.Volunteer EARLY and OFTEN this year as the coveted LBC socks and gift cards presented at the year-end banquet are not guaranteed simply for a weekend of OKHT duty.
Please note: your volunteer registration entitles you to ride the OKHT. A packet will automatically be prepared for you to pick up if you choose to ride, and no further registration is required!
Our Volunteer Coordinator is looking forward to working with all of you.
Here's exactly where we need your help:
Friday SAG distribution duties. Need volunteers early on Friday (day before OKHT) to help pick up the trucks, pick up supplies and get everything out of the LBC shed. Friday afternoon we need more volunteers to clean water containers and tables. We also distribute the purchased SAG supplies and load onto the rental trucks for SAG distribution on Saturday morning.
Saturday night SAG distribution duties (in Bardstown at Elementary school after the ride). We need volunteers to help us divide the food for Sunday's SAG stops.
We have 8 SAGs on Saturday and 4 SAGs on Sunday.
Therefore, we need volunteers to be SAG stop leaders and oversee a SAG. We will provide a fair amount of help; you will have rider volunteers or you can bring our own and decorate the sag. Sag leaders and helpers take care of the riders (fill water, make Gatorade, make sandwiches, slice fruit, tidy up).
SAG stops on Saturday - need additional volunteers at each stop to help the SAG leader, and the SAG sponsor team. Volunteer at a SAG and you can still ride one day of the ride. Volunteer at an Early SAG and you can ride after your SAG closes.
SAG stops on Sunday - need additional volunteers at each stop to help the SAG leader, or SAG sponsor team.
Roving SAG -
We need volunteers on Saturday and on Sunday. Requires some mechanical knowledge (bike), have a car that can carry at least one bike, one other person, a cooler of ice, water, and supplies for the three routes on Saturday. We provide the supplies but prefer if you bring your own pump (and cooler if possible).
Glenn Todd is the Roving SAG leader. Roving SAG drivers get reimbursed for their gas.
Parking Lot Volunteers - Parking will be at the new registration area. Overflow parking will be near the Tom Sawyer baseball fields. Need volunteers to slow drivers, direct cyclists/drivers to parking.
- We need volunteers to work the SAG in Bardstown.
Bardstown School - We need volunteers to provide assistance -where to store bikes,sleeping area,direct riders to the buses, massage, etc).
Spalding Hall Lawn - We need volunteers to man the information desk. We need volunteers to help with Sag re-distribution. We need 4-6 volunteers to clean up the grounds after dinner .
Route marking - Contact Susan Howell for Specifics.
SAG Truck Drivers - We need drivers, and helpers - need volunteers on Saturday and on Sunday. EARLY on each day we need 2 people familiar with the routes to drop off the SAG supplies to each stop. One person to drive and one person to direct and navigate. Will also need same crew (or additional crew) to pick up SAG supplies once the SAG has broken down and bring back to Bardstown or Louisville (depending on the day).
Breakfast - need volunteers to help us with breakfast set up, clean up, and everything in between.
Post Ride Pizza Party - need volunteers to set up the area and serve pizza!
Post Ride Clean Up - need to meet at Sawyer Park after the ride, clean up and consolidate all the SAG supplies for the LBC shed. Need someone to drive the truck, load the shed and call it another successful year!
Remember, the ride cannot succeed without YOUR HELP, so please volunteer.
To volunteer, select the link for the date and activity below. Space is limited for each activity so volunteer early!!
- Route Marking (12 volunteers needed)
Friday September 5
Saturday September 6
Sunday September 7