Gateway Green Mountain Bike Festival and Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day


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Cause Areas

When

Sat Jun 02, 2018, 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Where

Gateway Green PDXoff the I-205 multi-use pathPortland, OR 97220
Families enjoying the Gateway Green Gathering Festival in 2017

About

The Gateway Green Mountain Bike Festival and Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day is a kick off the summer bike riding season. It is also an opportunity to join in the celebration of NWTA’s thirtieth anniversary at our urban mountain biking festival! The Mountain Bike Festival combines the great riding at Gateway Green with food and beverage vendors, coaching, demo bikes, and this year’s edition of Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. This year our event is presented by Islabikes, with support from Portland Design Works.

There’s plenty of singletrack, skills courses (one just for kids!), a pump track, and an advanced jump line to keep everyone - youth through adults - entertained all day long. And, while supplies last, kids receive a free Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day t-shirt!

In between rides, hang out with friends old and new, view plans for the park’s continuing evolution, and check out the cool things from Islabikes, Portland Design Works, Community Cycling Center, Bike Gallery, Lumberyard Bike Park, NICA’s Oregon League, Performance Bicycles, REI, River City Bicycles, Showers Pass, Trips for Kids, Velo Cult, and Western Bikeworks.

We are looking for volunteers to fill two and a half hour shifts throughout the day doing everything from helping set up / tear down, security, course patrol and more. Check out the volunteer needs below and drop me an email if you would love to come be part of Portland's first Mountain Bike Festival at Gateway Green; you can volunteer for one shift or multiple, we love your support however you can give it! Drop me a line, susanr@nw-trail.org.

Event hours 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

Setup hours 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM; Tear down 3:00PM to 4:00PM

Volunteer shift duration 2 to 2.5 hours each

Volunteer shifts and roles:

Setup:
Need 10 volunteers from 8:00 am to 10 am
Help set up vendor and participant popup booths, setup snow fencing around beer garden, assist in overall set up of event. Must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds, must be able to carry folding tables and chairs.

Fremont Gate Security:
Need 1 volunteers from 8:00 am to 10 am
Need 1 volunteers from 3:00 pm to 4 pm
Gate is otherwise locked; ensures no uncontrolled access

Fremont Gate Guide:
Need 2 volunteers from 8:00 am to 10 am
Need 2 volunteers from 3:00 pm to 4 pm
Gate is otherwise locked; escorts vehicles into and out of the park; this role requires a drivers license and a vehicle

Halsey Gate Security:
Need 1 volunteers from 8:00 am to 10 am
Need 1 volunteers from 3:00 pm to 4 pm

Ensures no uncontrolled access

Halsey Gate Guide:
Need 2 volunteers from 8:00 am to 10 am
Need 2 volunteers from 3:00 pm to 4 pm
Escorts vehicles into and out of the park (unless UP flagger performs this role); this role requires a drivers license and a vehicle

Inner Union Pacific Right Of Way Security:
Need 1 volunteers from 8:00 am to 10 am
Need 1 volunteers from 3:00 pm to 4 pm
Stationed at intersection of park gravel spine road and Union Pacific right-of-way; ensures no uncontrolled access from park on to the UP ROW

Crossing Guards:
Need 1 volunteers from 8:00 am to 10 am
Need 1 volunteers from 3:00 pm to 4 pm
Controls intersections of gravel spine at Ted’s Traverse and DJ entrance

Lumberyard Skills Course setup/tear down:
Need 1 volunteers from 8:00 am to 10 am
Need 1 volunteers from 3:00 pm to 4 pm
Pick up modular skills course from Lumberyard Bike Park in NE Portland, setup course, teardown course and return to Lumberyard. This role requires a drivers license and a full size pick up truck or van.

Lumberyard Skills Course Safety:
Need 1 volunteers from 10:00 to 12:30pm
Need 1 volunteers from 12:30 to 3:00pm
One stationed at Lumberyard Skills Course area monitoring riders on the course

I-205 MUP Greeter:
Need 1 volunteers from 10:00 to 12:30pm
Need 1 volunteers from 12:30 to 3:00pm
Directs participants to the site and general directions for information booth, first aid, food vendors, children's area, beer garden and restrooms

Operations:
Need 2 volunteers from 10:00 to 12:30pm
Need 2 volunteers from 12:30 to 3:00pm

Assist at information booth, includes volunteer mgmt. (check in volunteers, waiver signatures, walkie-talkie management, food & water); central point of contact; general information; first aid; lost & found (inc. people); issue runner

Course Safety: DJ Line:
Need 2 volunteers from 10:00 to 12:30pm
Need 2 volunteers from 12:30 to 3:00pm
One stationed at head of jump line monitoring drop into the jump lines, and the other adjacent to the jumps

Skills Area Course Safety: : Excludes pump track
Need 1 volunteers from 10:00 to 12:30pm
Need 1 volunteers from 12:30 to 3:00pm
One stationed at skills area monitoring riders in skills area

Pump Track Course Safety:
Need 1 volunteers from 10:00 to 12:30pm
Need 1 volunteers from 12:30 to 3:00pm
One stationed at pump track area monitoring riders on pump track

Roving Bike Patrols / Course Safety:
Need 5 volunteers from 10:00 to 12:30pm
Need 5 volunteers from 12:30 to 3:00pm
On-bike volunteer riders cover Fence line, Cliff line, Toe line, Linda’s Line, and Ted’s Traverse; this role is a bike riding role, mountain bike is recommended, fitness level to ride these trails for duration of shift recommended.

Alcohol Safety (Beer Garden):
Need 1 - 2 volunteers from 10:00 to 12:30pm
Need 1 - 2 volunteers from 12:30 to 3:00pm

Assists in checking IDs for the beer garden; monitoring so minors are not permitted in area.

Skills

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Coaching
  • Security
  • Truck Driving
  • Bike Mechanics / Repair
  • Bicycling

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least one 2.5 hour shifts
  • First Aid CPR, Food handlers, Bike riding fitness is desired for some roles, but not necessary;

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