Volunteer

Have fun while making a difference in your community and in the lives of Utah's teens! 


Volunteer at the races!

Race day volunteers make our events a success and volunteering is both fun and rewarding. The EXPECTATION is that every parent/guardian will volunteer for the League at least ONCE per student per season. We need over 150 volunteers at each race to provide an awesome experience to all the student athletes! Click on the links below to signup for each race.

Scroll down for descriptions of each volunteer position.

 
FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT EACH RACE!

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS:
State Champs - Cedar City 10/18 - 10/19

 

Most volunteering shifts are 2-3 hours and many are next to the race course so you will be able to see the race. There are some positions with extra perks due to the length and/or demand of the position. These are:

  • Stationary course marshal

    • Stationary course marshals are some of the most important people during race day because they help monitor the course and are crucial to communicate to our medical staff about injured riders. Stationary marshal positions are half-day positions in which the marshal travels out to a designated spot on course and watches the race from there. We provide lunches, water, and CLIF products for snacks. We also have small chairs and umbrellas (for sun) that marshals can take out, but we suggest bringing more water and food for being out on course for a long time.

    • Because it is useful to have experienced stationary course marshals (but not necessary), we are offering perks to individuals who volunteer as course marshals multiple times.

      • Stationary course marshals who complete 3 shifts during the season will receive a $50 gift certificate to the merchandise tent or a custom Hyperthreads course marshal tech tee (an image will be uploaded soon) - you may choose.

      • Stationary course marshals who complete 5 shifts during the season will receive a $50 gift certificate to the merchandise tent and a custom Hyperthreads course marshal tech tee.

      • Stationary course marshals who complete 2 shifts in one day (a full day of stationary course marshaling) will receive 2 free 27.5 tires (while supplies last) or a swag bag of goodies from our sponsors.

      • Note: these perks do not apply to Roving Course Marshal positions.

  • Half day and all day parking positions

    • As everyone who has attended a race knows, lots of people arrive at the venue at the same time. Without our amazing parking staff and volunteers, the parking situation would be extremely hectic. There are short volunteer parking shifts before the race and during the jr devo races. There are also long half-day and full-day parking positions. The half-day and full-day positions are 5 to 8 hours and are very important for the race going smoothly.

    • Because of the length and importance of the positions, we have paid parking positions that pay $10/hour based on your check in and check out times. These positions can only be filled by people 16 years of age or older.

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Race Crew members needed!

 

The Race Crew is a great way to have fun while working hard and making a difference in the lives of ~4000 students. The Race Crew oversees race production for each region and positions require a commitment to attend all 4 regional races.

CLICK HERE FOR RACE CREW POSITIONS NEEDED FOR 2019

Please check out the positions needed for 2019 and email Brooke to join our crew!

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TEAM VOLUNTEERS

Our teams need your help to make sure their rides have the best experiences. From providing snacks to riding with the team, our parents make some of the best volunteers. 

Check out our teams page to find a team in your area and contact the head coach of the team to get involved. 

We Need Your Help!


We are a volunteer organization and without our parents, coaches, and dedicated cyclists our programs wouldn't exist. 

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race volunteer positions

Course Setter

With the direction of the Chief Course Setter or League Director, you will be placing markings to alert riders to turns, dangers and confirm they are on course. You’ll have fun getting out on course with other volunteers and a backpack full of course-setting supplies: course tape, signs, zipties and small wooden stakes. Course Setter Guidelines.

Bring your bike, helmet & cycling gear.

*This is a Pre-Race Position


Infield setup

Build the infield with a team of volunteers and race staff. A well built infield brings excitement to the event. You will be starting with placing pins and poles for snow fencing and course tape, erecting EZ-UP tents, flags, and banners. Safety is key and we require gloves and eyewear so bring your own or use ours.

*This is a Pre-Race Position


Stationary course marshal

Course Marshals stand at key marshal points on the course and have the most direct role in ensuring safety on the course. Marshals check in at the volunteer tent and will receive instructions from the Chief Course Marshal. Radios are provided to communicate any problems or injuries. Marshal’s can hike or ride bikes to their marshal points (remember to bring bikes and helmets).

Stationary course marshals are some of the most important people during race day because they help monitor the course and are crucial to communicate to our medical staff about injured riders. Stationary marshal positions are half-day positions in which the marshal travels out to a designated spot on course and watches the race from there. We provide lunches, water, and CLIF products for snacks. We also have small chairs and umbrellas (for sun) that marshals can take out, but we suggest bringing more water and food for being out on course for a long time.

Roving course Marshal

Course Marshals on bikes! Roving Course Marshals keep the entire course safe by reporting incidents and injuries while circling the whole course or specific areas assigned by the Chief Course Marshal.


SWEEP

Due to the vital role Sweeps play in the race, we ask that you read the Sweep Guidelines prior to applying for this position. Sweepers ride behind the tail end of every race category and tend to any issues that may arise on the course with students in their assigned category. It is vital that sweeps stay with the last racer in their category. Varsity categories are very fast, you must be an advanced rider with racing experience to sweep this category. Sweeps check in at the volunteer tent for sweeper orientation meeting and to receive needed equipment.


feed zone marshal

Nutrition and hydration play key roles in keeping NICA students athletes safe and performing their best. As a Feedzone Marshal, you will keep everything running safely, smoothly and positively while guiding all volunteer feeders. The Feedzone Marshal needs to have a good understanding of the NICA rules about the feedzone. “Everyone take one step back,” “No running,” and “Only feeders in the feedzone” are a few phrases parents and coaches come to expect from the Feed Zone Marshal.  Feed Zone Marshal Guidelines


finish line support crew

Finish Line Support Volunteers ensure NICA Student Athletes finish strong and make a smooth transition from competing to reuniting with parents, coaches and teammates. The finish line is often the most hectic and is the most crowded part of the racecourse. Finish line support volunteers allow athletes a clear, safe exit from the race course. A quick training session meeting at the finish line will orient you in this unique part of the course.


announcing assistant volunteer
 

Announcers play a vital role in the fun atmosphere of our races. This role as their assistant allows the race announcer to be organized and keep up the energy level. You’ll be giving the announcer all the information he or she needs to announce athletes as they cross the finish line. Announcing Assistant Guidelines.


Parking/Pitzone Volunteer

Be the first to welcome NICA student athletes, their families, coaches and supporters as they enter the race venue and direct them to their Pit area and/or parking. This is a very important job as you are the first “experience” they have with a NICA race, so remember to have a great attitude and smile on your face as you greet everyone. Those volunteers directing coaches into their Pit area need to help coaches be fast and efficient, and make sure they do not block the roadway. 


Crossing Guards

Crossing Guards are vital to protect the racers and keep the course clear of spectators and vehicles.  Crossing Guards stationed where the racecourse crosses a road will stop vehicle traffic until a break in the race provides passage for the vehicle without interfering with the athletes and the race. Crossing Guards stationed along the snow fencing in the start/finish areas of the race will monitor specific crossing points for spectators.


MERCHANDISE TENT SUPPORT

Help support the League and share our swag! Come help sell shirts, cowbells, jerseys and jackets, and more. This tent is the hub of information. Course maps, number of laps, Pit Zone layout, Venue questions, and other information is here. Chairs and EZ-Up tents provided!


VOLUNTEER TENT SUPPORT

Volunteers in the Volunteer Tent work with our Volunteer Coordinator, to make sure that the check-in process, orientation and gear for all volunteers run smoothly. Volunteers will also help manage miscellaneous race operations such as; race crew support, radio observation, site errands, etc.


START LINE STAGING 

Volunteers attend all division starts arriving at the start line 30-minutes before each wave starts. This is a very high-tension area with nervous racers queuing for their starts, and sometimes overly helpful supporters crowding in. Calm but assertive helpers are needed to keep the process orderly so that the races start safely and fairly.  These volunteers are free to hang-out and spectate in between starts.


Course Take Down on Bikes

As soon as the last rider goes on his final lap, we start takedown and clean up of the race course itself. Volunteers who bring their bikes (and helmets!) takedown the course markings and clean up the course, using packs provided by the League to gather up ribbon, signs, and other race-related debris. WE DO NOT START THE AWARDS UNTIL YOU ARE BACK.