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Hood River
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum
1600 Air Museum Road
Hood River, Oregon
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COOL RIDE GEAR

Full zip, lightweight jersey with a fantastic design. Matching sleve/arm warmers are available.

Available in XS-XXL. Standard unisex sizing, they run true to size.




VOLUNTEER!
Support Jackson's Ride the Gorge and the Jackson Hill Foundation!  Volunteers help support the event and the riders and are critical to the success of this event.  This fundraising event relies on volunteers, and we look forward to having you and your friends, family and coworkers involved.

We offer volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups, and corporate teams. Your time and energy will ensure the success of our event and you'll be supporting the Jackson Hill Foundation.




HOW TO REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER




*Fundraising is not a requirement of volunteers, but we've provided you with the online tools to do so.  The Jackson Hill Foundation truly appreciates your support.

VOLUNTEER PERKS
Volunteering for Jackson's Ride the Gorge is a lot of fun and a great way to spend a beautiful day in and around the Columbia River Gorge. To thank all our great volunteers, you will receive:
  • Entry to the Finish Line Party
  • A free Jackson's Ride the Gorge T-shirt
  • FREE or transferable ride to Jackson's Ride the Gorge

Check out the position descriptions below to see which ones you like best. Then, click on the "REGISTER NOW" button above to sign up.

 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS
Click on a position for further detail, and just e-mail us if you have questions.
POSITION DETAILS
TIMES
FRIDAY
Early Set Up Crew Help unload trucks and begin set up in Hood River
4:00-7:00pm
SATURDAY
Set Up + Registration Prepare area for ride, register riders
5:00-10:00am
Finish Line Party Prep Set up finish line party
10:00am-2:00pm
Finish Line - Shift I Help serve dinner, pour drinks, general help
1:00-5:00pm
Finish Line - Shift II Help serve dinner, pour drinks, general help
4:00-8:00pm
Rest Stops Provide on-course support
Various, see below
Motorcycle Support Provide on-course support
6:00am-end
MONDAY
Truck Unloading Help unload trucks back in Portland
10:00am-2:00pm




POSITION DESCRIPTIONS


EARLY SET UP CREW

WHAT YOU GET:
A free ride, t-shirt and entry into the finish line party

WHAT MAKES THIS POSITION COOL:
Get your volunteering out of the way early and be able to ride the event for free.

DETAILS:
Help transform our facility into the Jackson's Ride the Gorge start line. You will unload equipment, set up tables and chairs, hang banners, etc.



SET UP + REGISTRATION

WHAT YOU GET:
A free ride (50 or 25 mile only), t-shirt and entry into the finish line party

WHAT MAKES THIS POSITION COOL:
Help the event come to life! Put together the continetal breakfast for riders, place welcoming decorations and banners, and then help all the riders through the registration process.

DETAILS:
Help hang banners, erect canopies, check in riders, give information, set out food, empty garbage cans and other necessary tasks to get the event rolling. We have seated and standing, lifting and non-lifting projects available for shy or outgoing people.

ABOUT RIDING:
This is an extremely important position! We are depending on you to help us start the whole event. We need you until 10:00am, so you are restricted to riding only the 50 or 25 mile routes - even if you're a strong rider. Thanks for your understanding, thanks for signing up to volunteer, and enjoy.


FINISH LINE PARTY PREP

WHAT YOU GET:
A t-shirt and entry into the finish line party. 

WHAT MAKES THIS POSITION COOL:
Whether you like to play Martha Stewart or you just like to be helpful, you'll find this to be a fun position as you help us get ready for a gourmet dinner under the guidance of our excellent caterer (he loves working our events). Watch a surge or riders return hungry and appreciative of your efforts.

DETAILS:
Help our caterer with the layout of food, arrangement of bowls, placement of garbage cans and other tasks necessary to get ready to serve dinner to over 500 people. You will also help serve dinner, clear plates, empty garbage cans, distribute goody bags, answer questions and sell t-shirts as well as other tasks as needed. We have seated and standing, lifting and non-lifting projects available for shy or outgoing people.


FINISH LINE I

WHAT YOU GET:
A t-shirt and entry into the finish line party.

WHAT MAKES THIS POSITION COOL:
Cheer riders over the finish line and help fuel them after a long day! Listen to their stories from the course.

DETAILS:
You help serve dinner, clear plates, empty garbage cans, answer questions and sell t-shirts as well as other tasks as needed.We have seated and standing, lifting and non-lifting projects available for shy or outgoing people.


FINISH LINE II

WHAT YOU GET:
A t-shirt and entry into the finish line party. You may also ride the 50 mile route

WHAT MAKES THIS POSITION COOL:
Cheer riders over the finish line and help fuel them after a long day! Listen to their stories from the course..

DETAILS:
You help serve dinner, clear plates, empty garbage cans, distribute goody bags, answer questions, sell t-shirts, pack up supplies, load the truck, break down equipment and help with general clean up as well as other tasks as needed. We have seated and standing, lifting and non-lifting projects available for shy or outgoing people.

** ABOUT THE FREE RIDE:
This is an extremely important position! We are depending on you to help us close down the event and send the rider off well.  We need you to be available exactly at 4:00pm, so you are restricted to riding only the 50 or 25 mile routes - even if you're a strong rider.  Thanks for your understanding, thanks for signing up to volunteer, and enjoy.


REST STOP VOLUNTEER

WHAT YOU GET:
A free t-shirt and entry into the finish line party. **After the last rider has gone by, you can ride the rest of the course, if you like.

WHAT MAKES THIS POSITION COOL:
Get to see the route and beautiful parts of the Columbia Gorge area while you refuel riders (who will be most appreciative of what you are providing).

DETAILS:
Work with our partnering staff to set out food and water, clean up, serve riders, empty garbage cans and other tasks as necessary. You must have a cell phone.

LOCATIONS:

  • Parkdale Fire Department : 6:30am-11:30am
  • Pine Grove Elementary: 7:45am-1:30pm
  • Rowena Crest Baptist Church: 9:00am-1:00pm
  • 7 Mile Hill: 10:15am-2:45pm
MOTORCYCLE SUPPORT
WHAT YOU GET:
A t-shirt and entry into the finish line party

WHAT MAKES THIS POSITION COOL:
Support the riders while riding in the most breath-taking locations in Oregon

DETAILS:
Must get approval from Chad. If you're in, you'll know what to do.


TRUCK UNLOADING

WHAT YOU GET:
A free ride, t-shirt and entry into the finish line party

WHAT MAKES THIS POSITION COOL:
Ride on Saturday, volunteer on Monday

DETAILS:
You will help us unload our truck and put away all the supplies. We trust you to enjoy your free ride and then come help us the next day.




MORE INFORMATION
If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Chad Smoot, Volunteer@GoodSportPromotion.com .


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