Transportation Alternatives (T.A.) will be hosting the 7th annual Tour de Queens, a family-friendly, 20-mile bike tour through Queens neighborhoods (from Flushing Meadows Park to Little Bay Park). The purpose of this annual event is to highlight the different neighborhoods as well as promote bicycling, walking, and public transportation in NYC.
T.A. tour volunteers are essential to help keep the riders safe during the ride by serving as riding marshals, helping with check in, and assisting at the rest stop. There are three volunteer shift opportunities available for sign-up. Some shifts allow you to ride the tour for free, others will earn you a complimentary spot on another T.A. bike tour. All volunteers will receive a gift of a Tour de Queens T-shirt at their shift. SHIFT DESCRIPTIONS:
Check in riders for the tour in at the start site and direct people to the start line. After your shift, you can grab your bike and join the ride yourself! Volunteers for this shift should check in at Flushing Meadow Corona Park (Plaza between the Unisphere and the Queens Museum of Art) at 7:00 am.
(2) Rest Stops: Little Bay Park
Help feed the hungry and thirsty riders (and get first pick on snacks!) The Little Bay Park rest stop is accessed from the park entrance located at Bell Boulevard and Totten Avenue. Continue along the bike path to the field along the Throgs Neck Bridge. Volunteers should check in at 8:30 am. Volunteers for this shift are eligible for a free ride on another T.A. borough tour.
(3) Riding Marshals
Help keep our riders safe and help them with basic mechanical problems like flat tires and slipped chains. Also, marshals must be prepared to assist the tour by corking traffic at intersections closed by NYPD. Riding marshals must have their own bikes and be comfortable with riding in Queens. Riding Marshals should check in for their shift in Flushing Meadow Corona Park (Plaza between the Unisphere and the Queens Museum of Art) at 8:00 am.
To volunteer, please register here:
T.A. is a nonprofit organization, serving as an advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit in New York City. T.A. believes it is important for NYC to have access to an effective and affordable public transit system and to promote safe biking and walking in the city.
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