WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT EVERY RACE!
Volunteers are a key part of Whistler BMX. We cannot operate the track and run races without help. Please let us know if you’re interested in volunteering and we can offer training on the positions that we need filled. We have a sign-up board at every race – try out a few roles and see what you love best!
Here is a list and description of the various volunteer roles we need at every Whistler BMX race:
This requires 2-3 people to set riders up for the race. These people need to record riders as they arrive, collect fees and process new or temporary memberships and race plates.
The stager is responsible for organizing the riders so they are ready to get on the gate when it is time for their moto to race. Calling out riders’ names and lanes are usually required, to help ensure the correct riders make it to their assigned motos at the gate.
This position operates the gate and is required to understand the safety features of the gate, be aware of riders on the gate and/or track at all times.
This person needs to be comfortable speaking on a microphone and ‘calling’ each race to add to the excitement. This person should also be familiar with P.A. / audio equipment setup and operation.
This person records the riders in order as they cross the finish line. Once racing is completed, the results need to be reported for record purposes.
On Track/Corner Officials
Depending on the size of the event, this requires 3-4 people. These are the positions that watch for infractions to the basic rules of racing and report to the head official if required. More importantly, these positions ensure the safety on the track, for example in fall or crash situations.
Set-up and tear-down goes much faster with more hands. Those helping with set up will need to set up the gate, table, P.A. system, clear the track of any rocks, and water the track as necessary. Tear-down consists of helping put everything away, tidying the site and locking the doors.
One person with first aid training is required for racing and/or practice. A first-aid kit is available at the race shack.
To help raise funds for the track and club operations, we offer snacks and drinks at races.