Men Fixing a Bike

The NYC Century Bike Tour could not happen without the hundreds of volunteers and cycling marshals who so generously give their time to help us pull off the nation’s only all-urban bike tour. Our volunteers and marshals are the key to giving each of our participants a great experience that they will remember for years to come.

Volunteers will help us with a range of tasks: be it hanging signs, making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at rest stops, helping our riders navigate busy intersections, or assisting our cyclists fix a flat tire with a smile.

For each route distance: 100, 75, 55, 35 and 15 miles

Advance Team: Pre-ride to check the course to identify and report any safety issues

Lead Team: Small group of marshals who will remain in front or with the lead pack of riders for each distance

Roving Team: Individual marshals who will leave at scattered intervals early in the ride to assist riders on course or help other marshals or volunteers along the course

Marshal Post Teams: These teams will be led by a Captain who will place people at predetermined key areas along the course that are of safety concern; e.g., large intersections, tricky turns or road conditions, and pedestrian walkways

Sweep Team: Small group of marshals who will follow the last riders and keep the pace of the ride moving forward; they will check in with Century HQ and report in as they pass through key milestones on the routes


Central Park and Prospect Park (non-cycling): You will assist with setting up tables, tents, chairs, installing signage, checking in participants, and welcoming participants to the Finish Festival in Central Park.  

Rest Stops (non-cycling): You will set up a rest stop with various food and beverage items and assist with keeping the trays filled with all the goodies that make each of our rest stops unique and reinvigorating for our riders. You will direct participants to and out of the area with general directions (i.e. with route, rest stops, etc.) and minimal bike maintenance. There will be 6 rest stops along the route through Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.