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Volunteers Needed for Bear Mountain Bike Festival

With less than 40 days to go for Vancouver Island's most anticipated Mountain Bike event, the Bear Mountain Bike Festival is looking for volunteers to be part of the event crew.

"We pride ourselves on organizing some of the best cycling events in BC." Says Race Director Jon Watkin. "We provide our riders with an exceptional experience. A safe and enjoyable weekend is our priority. It takes a dedicated team of staff and volunteers in different roles to make them happen."

The event is looking for crew members take on many important tasks. From helping at registration, marshalling, to managing Feed Stations, equipment setup / teardown, vehicle parking, course marking, and finish line support. Volunteers are fully supported, briefed and advised by the management team.


Can I help and cycle?

We offer all our volunteers the opportunity to ride our events for free. Depending on the role you would like to help with, we can either offer volunteers the opportunity to help for 2 hours in the morning and then ride the event that day - this will usually involve helping at Registration or with parking. Helping out for the day can cover many roles such as helping out at the venue or at a feedstation.

Do I need to be a cyclist?

Definitely not. We need friendly individuals to help at the start and finish, Feed stations, registration desks and marshalling. No Cycling experience is needed.

How much time will I need to commit?

This depends on what you will be doing. Our event is on a Saturday and Sunday involving an early start, but you can decide how much time you would like to commit. Some volunteers help out for a couple of hours while others stay for the whole day.

How do I get involved?

You can register your interest in helping out by filling out a short form here:

If you need to get in touch with us, or are having trouble with the form, please e-mail: for further details.

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