Event Volunteering

EVENT VOLUNTEER ROLES

All our events require lots of work, and we wouldn’t be able to run them without the support of many volunteers. Below you’ll find information about the different roles available and hopefully you’ll find one that suits you!

Team Mt Beauty will say thank-you through volunteer dinners at the end of an event and club BBQ / shuttles days.

Please email info@tmb.org.au if you have any questions.

TRACK WORK

When: In the month leading up to a race for as long or as little time as you have available.

What: Mostly brush-cutting and blowing.

BUNTING

When: In the week leading up to the race, usually for a few hours.

What: Walking the race course to bunt off any track junctions and provide guidance to the race participants.

EVENT VILLAGE SET-UP / PACK-DOWN

When: For an hour or so either first thing on race day or later in the afternoon once the race is over.

What: Help set up / pull down marquees, fencing, signs, bunting.

REGISTRATION

When: Race day mornings, usually for a few hours.

What: Marking names off the registration list, checking MTBA membership cards and giving riders their number plates.

TRAILER DRIVERS (Downhill and Gravity events only)

When: Half day and full day shifts on race day.

What: Helping to load/unload bikes on trailers and driving trailers up to the top of the mountain bike park. Vehicles are provided for this.

MARSHALS

When: Half day and full day shifts on race day.

What: Stand trackside during the race to make sure the course is clear of spectators etc. You will also monitor crashes and radio for first aid if required.

Gravity Enduro Marshal Information

Radio Channels:
1.  
Marshal
2.  Transport
3.  Discussion/Chat
4.  Code Red/Emergency

ROLE

  • To make sure the course is clear for riders. Ie. ask spectators to stay off the track and help remove fallen riders and their bikes from the track.
  • To communicate with the race director about injured riders or those with a mechanical.

RESPONSIBILITIES

At the start of your shift:

  • Pass on ‘course live’ message when requested – the first marshal point will say ‘marshal 1 ready’, the second point will say ‘marshal 2 ready’, and so on. Wait until the marshal point above you has said that they are ready before you do so. This message tells the race director that the course is clear and ready to start.  

Medical assistance:

  • After a rider has crashed, ask if they are okay to continue. Most will continue so you won’t need to radio this through.
  • If a fallen rider is able to get up but is too injured to continue, please radio for first aid.
  • If a fallen rider cannot move, please radio for first aid and use your red flag to alert other riders.
  • If you hear on the radio that there has been a serious crash at the marshal point below you and the track is not clear, you may need to use your red flag to stop riders at your marshal point. The race director will confirm this.
  • If riders tell you that there’s been a serious crash above you that you cannot see, please radio the race director for guidance.

Mechanicals:

  • If a rider has had a mechanical and will not continue racing, please radio the race director to facilitate transport.

At the end of your shift:
Please stay at your station until:

  • The next person relieves you;
  • You hear on the radio that your pick-up is waiting;
  • You see the sweep rider pass your point (you will hear on the radio when the sweep rider is on course).

OTHER

  • If you are working all day you will get lunch brought up to you.  
  • If you need more water please call or radio the request through.

If you have any other questions, please call or radio Leighann.

Marshals please watch either or both of these if you haven’t been in this position before and need a bit more information. Just know things could be a little different at each event. Ask any of us too.