For supporters who want to be an even greater part of GFNY race weekend, becoming a GFNY Volunteer is the perfect way to get involved.
GFNY has a variety of volunteer roles, from packing goodie bags, to handing out race packets, to supporting the start line or finish line, or along the course at an aid station.
Volunteering at the GFNY World Championship is a fun experience, with camaraderie, goodwill and excitement. Volunteers play a key role in creating an unforgettable experience for athletes, spectators, journalists and special guests from all over the world. The event draws on the help of over 500 volunteers over four days, May 16-19, 2024, in New York City, Bergen County in NJ and Rockland County in NY. Volunteers who offer their time, energy, support and enthusiasm are a vital part of GFNY.
Volunteer needs span the days before the race and race day itself; if you have a day with some time available, there is a volunteer shift that can be the right fit for you!
GFNY World Championship: On May 19, 2024, five thousand cyclists from across the USA and 90+ countries will ride on a challenging cycling marathon departing from New York City. On May 17-18, 2024 the GFNY expo takes place in Fort Lee, NJ. More information about the event can be found at gfny.com.
GFNY Athletes: The cyclists competing in the event are taking on a big challenge. 50% of participants are coming from abroad and another 20% from outside the tri-state area, and may be visiting the US or New York for the first time. All athletes are dedicated athletes who train hard to be able to complete a challenging event like GFNY. Help us welcome them to GFNY and get them all set to race.
Everyone Can Help: You can volunteer in a broad range of roles, such as registration, setup, aid stations, clean up, motorcycle marshal and more. While there are many ways you can help, they all have one thing in common: you are part of the event. No matter if you’re young, old, love cycling or know nothing about it, if you’d like to help at the expo, an aid station or the finish line – we are looking forward to seeing you! Get involved in GFNY World Championship to support the athletes in their quest to the GFNY World Championship finish line.
Volunteer T-shirt: Every volunteer receives the official GFNY World Championship Volunteer T-shirt. The T-shirt identifies a person as an Official GFNY Volunteer. The T-shirt must be worn as the outer-most layer of your clothing - please pick the right T-shirt size!
Dates and Locations:
THU 5/16 @ 9am-3pm Packing goodie bags and setting up the registration at PIP Park, near 2300 North Central Road in Fort Lee, NJ.
FRI 5/17 @ 8am-2pm // 11am-5pm GFNY athlete registration and expo take place PIP Park, near 2300 North Central Road in Fort Lee, NJ.
SAT 5/18 @ 8am-2pm // 11am-5pm race registration and expo take place at the PIP Park, near 2300 North Central Road in Fort Lee, NJ.
SUN 5/19 - The cycling race takes place, with a start area located on the George Washington Bridge and a race course that covers Bergen County and Rockland County.
@ 8am-2pm Helping at the finish line & finish festival, at the PIP Park, near 2300 North Central Road in Fort Lee, NJ.
@ 5am-2pm Various posts in Rockland County. Aid Station in Piermont 5am-10am. Flagging posts in Nyack, Stony Point, Ramapo, Palisades 7am-2pm (times vary based on location).
Volunteer Info: You don't need to worry about memorizing anything, we will provide role assignments and role instructions once you arrive for your shift. For aid station & on-course directional volunteers, we have prepared an aid station volunteer video.
Charities, Organizations, Schools: Please reach out to us for you, your club, school or organization and we will let you know how you can help and be part of GFNY World Championship.
Volunteer Registration Process: Volunteer registration is based on your day of availability (Thurs, Fri, Sat or Sun) and the location (Registration, Start, Aid Stations, Race Course, Finish). Once you have determined the day and location that fits your schedule, select the number of volunteers or shifts that you are registering. Select a number in the Quantity field and click "Register." Fill in your information. Then, select the time and task from the options available. Volunteer registration is based on time, so select the time slot that fits into your schedule.
Do you have questions that weren't answered here? Please contact Santiago, GFNY's Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com. We look forward to having you join us!