Show Love To Our City - Bike the Drive

24 May 2020
4:00am - 12:00pm CDT

Let us once again be inspired to a call to act on behalf of others.  



Here’s how you can help our city this month.

Event: Bike the Drive
Date: Sunday, May 24th 2020
Shift Start Times: 04:00/04:30 am or 06:30/07:00 am

Where: Grant Park - 235 S Columbus Dr, Chicago IL 60604

In Brief: Bike the Drive is a fundraiser for Active Transportation Alliance, a membership-based non-profit advocacy organization working to improve conditions for walking, biking and public transit throughout Chicagoland.

A $200 donation will be given to CAPCA, to support PCV projects, if we provide 15 or more volunteers for the day of the event!

Pre-event volunteers working six or more hours will earn a complimentary registration ticket to Bike the Drive. Day-of-event volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt and complimentary breakfast.


Pre-Event Volunteer Job Description

Packet Pick-Up: Distribute rider materials to participants the week before the event

Office Help: Process registrations, stuff envelopes, pack supplies and complete other tasks.

Outreach: Distribute important information to large residential buildings along the lakefront.

Event Set-up: Move event supplies, set up tables, arrange T-shirt boxes, hang signs and unload trucks. This position requires lifting and/or manual labor. The morning shift must be willing to travel to multiple locations.

Day-Of-Event Volunteer Job Description

Course Marshal: Enthusiastically encourage riders and direct them safely along the course.

Ride Marshal: Patrol the route, fix flat tires and make adjustments, and encourage safe bicycling among event participants. This role requires cyclist experienced in bike repair. Bring your own tools if you have them. First aid training and medical experience is a plus.

Checkpoint Marshal: Ensure that all riders are registered for the event, direct riders towards the correct route, and assist with day-of-event registration.

Green Team Marshals: Help divert thousands of pounds waste from the landfill by instructing riders to separate waste into recycling and trash bins.

Volunteer Accommodations: Rides along with participants to check on the volunteers and replenish water and supplies. Volunteers in this role must have their own bike and trailer to transport volunteer supplies.

Rest Stops Volunteers: Refuel participants with fruit, snacks and water. This is an ideal group volunteer opportunity.

Festival: Help with final set-up, day-of registration, packet pickup, bike valet and more.

SAG Drivers: Help transport participants and bikes that break down during the ride. SAG drivers will use Car Share vehicles - we'll help you get registered!

Event Breakdown: Collect signs from the festival area, break down tables, repack supplies and load boxes onto trucks. This position requires heavy lifting and/or manual labor.


If you plan to attend, please mark "Attending" above and then contact Susan Friedman at or 773-899-2961 for more details. Susan will follow up with meet-up details for the CAPCA crew! 

Read more about the event here.

As James Baldwin once wrote, “Everything now, we must assume is in our own hands; we have no right to assume otherwise."

Attendees (1)

24 May 2020
4:00am - 12:00pm CDT

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