Fun Volunteer Opportunity! Bike Fest 2012

The Bike Brothers at Bike Fest 2010

Bike Fest is just around the corner (Saturday, May 5, 8am-1pm) and we would love to have your help making this the best Bike Fest ever!  Volunteers will be richly rewarded with yummy treats from Jen’s kitchen and her undying gratitude. 🙂

The Bike fest will feature free tune-ups by The Bike Brothers, Follett’s Mountain Sports and Crazy Jon’s Bicycle Repair.  Bring a bike or browse for one at the bike swap.  There will also be crafts for the kids, opportunities to give input on local cycling issues and extra temporary bike parking for the Farmers Market.

Here are some of the fun ways you can help:

  • Set up (7am-8am) – putting up tents, tables, signage, etc.
  • Take down (1pm-2:30pm) – set up in reverse
  • Children’s Activities – supervising the coloring station, face painting (you don’t need to be an artist!), any eco-friendly bike crafts you’d like to do (let Jen know what supplies you need)
  • Do-the-dots bike survey

    Do-the-dots Bike Surveys – people love voting with sticky dots so we’ll be giving participants the chance to have their say about local bike issues with an interactive survey.  All you have to do is hand out the dots and have a good time!

  • Welcome Table – this is another easy way to volunteer – just be on hand at the welcome table to direct passersby to the Bike Fest and bike parking, hand out literature on local bike organizations, and encourage folks to sign up for the Jane’s Ride at 1:30pm
  • Local Bike Issues – if you are active in organizations that deals with local bike issues (such as the Multi-Modal Transportation Plan), we’d love to have you on hand to engage participants in discussions of those issues and to help answer questions.
  • Temporary bike parking

    Bike Parking – Palouse Sprint Triathalon is kindly lending us some racks we can use as extra temporary bike parking during the Bike Fest and the first day of Farmers Market.  Volunteers are needed to orient users how to use the racks and to remind them to remove their bikes by 1:30pm.

Please let Jen know by Sunday, April 29th if you can help, what you would like to do and from when to when.  (Example: “8am-11pm, bike parking”).  You can reach Jen Hiebert at or 208-882-1444.

Thank you so much!!!

P.S. Did I mention that you would get some special treats and my undying gratitude in return for your generous gift of volunteering?

P.P.S. Please pass this on to your friends, families and organizations!

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