Volunteer Opportunity

Discover Hudson Valley Ride

Five route options taking cyclists through a stunning landscape.


Cyclists of all abilities discover the beauty of upstate New York on this scenic ride along and across the Hudson River, and over the rolling hills of the surrounding area. Whether stationed at the start/finish on the shores of the Hudson, helping folks refuel at rest areas, or fixing flats en route, volunteers play a huge role in making this a special day for some 2,000 cyclists. Plus, we offer some great volunteer incentives.

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Important Details

Date: June 26, 2016

Duration of shift: 6-12 hours, depending on role

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY

Age Restriction: Volunteers must be 18 or older or 14-17 with a guardian on the day of the event.

Registration: All volunteers must register in advance of the event.

Perks: Complimentary breakfast and/or lunch, commemorative T-shirt, 50% off the registration fee for the next Discover Hudson Valley or Twin Lights Ride.

Volunteer Positions


  • Duration of shift: 5-7 hours, between 6:00AM and 4:00PM
  • All marshals are encouraged to bring their own bike. Select routes will be open to marshals if they have finished their assignments and want to continue riding.
  • Strong people skills a must

Course Marshals are stationary volunteers along the route assigned to do specific tasks in their area. Responsibilities include alerting participants to road conditions, assisting with road emergencies, encouraging slow riders, and providing information to participants, spectators, and nearby residents. All marshals are encouraged to bring their own bike. Select routes might be open to Marshals if they’ve finished their assignments and want to continue riding.

Event Day Support

  • Duration of shift: 5-7 hours, between 6:00AM and 6:00PM
  • Bike-riding skills are not required.
  • Volunteer groups are welcome.

Rest area volunteers cover a multitude of important tasks including the setup and breakdown of rest areas, directing bike traffic, preparing and handing out snacks/drinks, and providing information to participants and spectators. Rest area volunteers do not need to bring a bike.