2019 Grizzly Peak Century
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The Grizzly Peak Century is staffed primarily by volunteer club members, but non-members are also welcome to help out. We need to fill roughly 300 volunteer positions to shop, prepare the food, move supplies, serve the riders, clean up, and more. The tables below show the complete list of volunteer opportunities before, during, and after the day of the century.

GPC Members

Volunteer Online for one or more positions (login required). If yours is a family membership, you can select positions for all of your family members on the same page. If you are not able to help out this year, please let us know so we don't waste time trying to recruit you. Follow the same link above and check the box that says you are not available. If you have any problems with the online system, or if you want some personalized help selecting an appropriate position, contact our Volunteer Coordinator VolCoord at grizz dot org.

Non-Members

We would very much appreciate your help. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator VolCoord at grizz dot org to select an available position.

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268 Volunteer positions still available

Positions Before the Century

Job Name Description Wanted Filled Need
Food Prep - AM

8:00 a.m. to Noon shift. Volunteers are needed to cut, chop and mix on Saturday, the day before century. Bring sharp knives.

22 0 22
Food Prep - PM

Noon to 4:00 p.m. shift. Volunteers are needed to cut, chop and mix on Saturday, the day before century. Bring sharp knives.

12 0 12
Food Shopping - Costco

Be a part of the crew shopping at Costco on the Friday before the Century. You need to be available Friday morning  for the shopping trip followed by delivery of purchased items to Staging. You will use your own vehicle, preferably a station wagon, SUV, or truck to carry purchased items.

4 0 4
Food Shopping - Firehouse

On Saturday before century, shop for perishables for the Firehouse rest stop. It will include arranging purchase list and food drop with the rest stop coordinator.

This makes a great second job for a volunteer working the morning shift at the rest stop.

1 0 1
Quick Breads

Each volunteer bakes 5 quick bread loaves (non-yeast, non-kneaded) and delivers them to a designated drop point. You can use a club recipe or use your own recipe. You can be reimbursed for cost of ingredients.

38 0 38
Route Marking

Mark course directions and hazards and sweep away glass on part of the route. Takes 3-5 hours. Done in teams of two volunteers within two weeks before the Century. Flexibility is highly desirable.

6 0 6
Staging Location, Friday

Help organize & sort everything for the various sites. There will be lots of counting and light lifting, with help for the heavy stuff. Not heavy labor but expect to spend a physical few hours, roughly 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

6 0 6
Staging Location, Thursday

Help organize & sort everything for the various sites. There will be lots of counting and light lifting, with help for the heavy stuff. Not heavy labor but expect to spend a physical few hours, roughly 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

5 0 5
Transport, Storage to Staging

Load supplies at long term storage site into truck, travel to staging site, unload supplies and inventory what is there. Light lifting and help for the heavy stuff.

6 0 6
Truck Driving, Before

Van/Truck driving: Drive one of the rest stop supply vans or lunch truck where they're needed and help load/unload. One volunteer needed for 15' truck Friday, 4 for vans Saturday.

5 0 5
Truck Loading

Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to about noon. Load the truck and vans with lunch and rest stop supplies. Need two people who know how to lift carefully without tiring or injuring themselves and are good with spatial and weight reasoning.

2 0 2

Positions on Century Day

Job Name Description Wanted Filled Need
Clean Up

Many hands make light work. Volunteers needed from 3:00 p.m. till finished (~8:00 p.m.). You can ride the century and still help out. Two from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. must be non-riders.

13 0 13
Lunch

Volunteers needed (~4 hr shifts) throughout the day. Activities may include truck unloading, food station set-up/take-down, food prep (veggies, fruit, chicken), and food service. Will interact with century riders. Prefer members with cheery dispositions who are able to safely wield a kitchen knife and/or serving spoon. Shifts 7:30-11:30, 9:30-1:30, 11-3, 12:30-4:30, 3:30-7:30

32 0 32
Parking

Help direct traffic early in the morning. (Start at 6:00 a.m.). You can help out early and still ride the century. We need to work on getting more barriers up before 6:00 a.m. for the parking lots (especially the back lot)

8 0 8
Registration - Campolindo

Work the registration tables. Many registrars are needed at 6:00 a.m. to keep the lines short, and a smaller number of registrars are needed all day.

11 0 11
Registration - Island

7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Check-in riders who are starting from the Island rest stop in Tilden Park. Also assist with the gear drop.

7 0 7
Rest Stop - Briones AM

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. shift

7 0 7
Rest Stop - Briones PM

12:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. shift

7 0 7
Rest Stop - Firehouse AM

9 a.m. to Noon. Set-up, food prep, and serve.

Consider Food Shopping for Firehouse as a second job, since you can shop on Saturday and bring the food to the rest stop when you go to your shift.

5 0 5
Rest Stop - Firehouse PM

 Noon to 3:00 p.m. Food serving and break-down shift.

4 0 4
Rest Stop - Island

6:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

10 0 10
Rest Stop - Port Costa AM

7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Clean and slice the food, hand out the food to the riders.  One person will be filling water jugs and mixing in the GU powder.   The 1st shift puts out the tables and tents.  

One or two volunteers working the early shift might also consider volunteering for "Signs - McEwen" as a second job.

6 0 6
Rest Stop - Port Costa PM

10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Clean and slice the food, hand out the food to the riders.  One person will be filling water jugs and mixing in the GU powder. Take down the tables and tents at the end.

6 0 6
Rest Stop - Proctor Early

11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. shift

4 0 4
Rest Stop - Proctor Late

3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. shift

4 0 4
Sag - AM

Morning shift. Need a cell phone and a vehicle that can carry bikes and riders.

4 0 4
Sag - PM

Afternoon shift. Need a cell phone and a vehicle that can carry bikes and riders.

4 0 4
T-shirt Table AM

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Help hand out the prepaid T-shirts and sell extra T-shirts.

3 0 3
T-shirt Table PM

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Help hand out the prepaid T-shirts and sell extra T-shirts.

2 0 2
Truck Driving, Day of

Van/Truck driving: Drive one of the rest stop supply vans or the 15' truck where they're needed and help load/unload. Five van drivers and one truck driver and one helper for the truck needed on Sunday morning and one truck driver needed at the end of the day.

8 0 8
Truck Reloading after Century

At Campolindo, unload supplies from vans returning from rest stops and transfer supplies to the truck. Also load supplies from Campo into the truck. 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

4 0 4

Positions After the Century

Job Name Description Wanted Filled Need
Truck Unloading into Storage

Meet on Monday a.m. (day after century) at our storage location on Terrace Street in Oakland. Move century supplies from the truck to the back yard, where they will be placed in storage.  Time estimate 2 hours.

4 0 4
Workers' Century

The Workers Century Picnic is held the Saturday after the Century, at Island Picnic Area. Volunteers needed to help lead rides and prepare and serve food.

8 0 8