The 2017 NorCal AIDS Cycle
- The fundraising minimum for Crew Members is $500.
- Crew Members who have not raised at least $500 by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 will have to make a donation to the NCAC via credit card, cash, money order, or cashier’s check to raise their fundraising total to $500 if they wish to participate in 2017 NorCal AIDS Cycle.
Still have questions about fundraising? Contact your mentor or contact us to get hooked up with a fund-raising coordinator.
NCAC Crew Member Jobs and Responsibilities:
The SAG (Support and Gear) Crews are responsible for keeping track of the Cyclists while they’re out on the course. This includes helping Cyclists make it through particularly tricky intersections, chasing down lost Cyclists, helping with basic bicycle maintenance, giving out extra water bottles and food to Cyclists, and providing transportation to injured or worn out Cyclists and their bicycles. Each day, one of the SAG Crews will be designated as the Sweep Crew, or Broom Wagon, for the day. This crew is responsible for keeping in visual contact with the last Cyclist or group of Cyclists on the course.
Each SAG/Sweep Crew consists of two people and must have a vehicle capable of transporting at least 2 Cyclists and their bicycles. Basic bike maintenance knowledge and equipment are also desired, but not required. Finally, and maybe most importantly, the SAG Crews get to be out on the road with the Cyclists, cheering them on and providing motivation through the really tough sections.
Rest Stop & Lunch Crews
We will be offering a rest stop or lunch stop every 12 to 20 miles on the NCAC. The Rest Stop and Lunch Crews are responsible for setting up and taking down all of these stations each day and assisting the Cyclists as they arrive.
These Crews also perform the vital service of helping Cyclists keep track of time and making sure that all Cyclists stay on schedule to complete each day’s riding before the course closes down in the evening. Each Crew will consist of at least 3 people and will be assigned to set up, staff, and take down one sight per day.
Because the safety and health of our cyclist and crew are paramount, it is recommended, but not required, that Rest Stop & Lunch Crews complete a food safety course and get their California Food Handlers Card. This online course has a cost of $10.
Route Marking Crews
The unsung heroes of the NCAC! The Route Marking Crew gets up and out on the road each morning at least an hour before the Cyclists start. The Route Marking Crew is responsible for driving the route well ahead of the Cyclists to put signs up marking each turn and to alert the Route Manager to any route hazards or last minute route changes that need to be made. This job requires lots of hustle and motivation to get the route ready to go ahead of all the Cyclists. Once the day’s route has been marked, the Route Marking Crew will double back and assist with the SAG/Sweep Crews.
Gear and Campground Services
The Gear and Campground Service folks are responsible for transporting everyone’s gear on the first and last days, making initial contact with our campground, and supervising campground transformation and final campground clean up. These folks also work with the caterers and massage crews to make sure everything’s set up for the first Cyclists to arrive. This Crew will be riding in rental trucks provided by NCAC.
Be part of the NCAC Crew! Be part of a team. Be part of a whole. If you are interested and have questions about volunteering or about a particular crew assignment, please contact us and let’s talk about it!