Volunteers Make Tour de Guelph Possible!

Tour de Guelph relies on over 100 volunteers for its success. You make Tour de Guelph possible by volunteering your time and energy to help – thank you!

Registration to volunteer for Tour de Guelph 2024 is open.

Tour de Guelph Volunteer Opportunities:

To help you decide where you would like to help, we have put together this brief overview of what each volunteer task entails. ***This list is subject to change for 2024.
You will receive much more detailed information once you have been assigned. Every volunteer will receive an official T-shirt to wear for the day and return after, plus a ticket to redeem a lunch.

Registration (onsite at University)
Check-in pre-registered cyclists, register new cyclists, distribute wristbands and T-shirts, and accept and record pledges.

Set up Saturday/Tear down Monday (on various routes throughout the community)
Install route signs. Hammer in stakes and attach directional signs to trees or posts, then retrieve them on the Monday after.

Set up Sunday (onsite at University)
Set up tables, fill water bottles, etc.

Directing cycle traffic at intersections
Course marshals direct CYCLE traffic at intersections – ensuring that cyclists go the right way.

They DO NOT direct vehicular traffic.

This assignment involves standing most of the time, although we suggest taking a folding chair for quiet times. Volunteers may need to take sun hats, sunscreen, umbrellas etc. depending on the weather.

Rest stops
Provide refreshments and portable toilets for cyclists. Volunteers hand out refreshments and liaise with administration to report any problems. Rest stop volunteers are encouraged to dress up and have fun!

Greeting (onsite at University)
Arrive early at the registration area to greet and ensure cyclists know where to register.

Finish line cheering (onsite at University)
Provide encouragement to weary cyclists as they cross the finish line. Dress up, be enthusiastic and shout encouragement.

Patrolling routes
Deliver lunches to rest stops and course marshals, and circle around the routes on the lookout for anyone needing help. Must provide own vehicle.

 And more volunteer roles are available!