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Join the pack of Montreal Bike Fest volunteers — Vélo Québec Événements Team launches its volunteer recruitment campaign

>> par Vélo Québec Événements  Montréal, March 15th 2005 – Clean your spokes, adjust your seat and brakes, and oil your chain: the next Montréal Bike Fest is coming right up! This year, the 21st edition of this very impressive, highly colourful and extremely exciting “happening” will be held from May 29 to June 5, 2005.

Are you energetic and friendly? Join the team of Montréal Bike Fest volunteers! From May 29 to June 5, cycling activities will take centre stage in Montréal. So join in the fun!

Ensuring the comfort and safety of Fest participants requires almost 3,500 big-hearted volunteers. The volunteers can provide their invaluable assistance on one or several days and can choose the position that interests them most, including:

- Member of the foot patrol team responsible for closing roads, diverting traffic and encouraging the cyclists;
- An all-around volunteer at the rest areas or the start and finish sites;
- A cycling escort who deals with participants’ minor injuries or mechanical problems.

The benefits of being a bicycle volunteer
All our volunteers receive special training for their various positions, along with an event T-shirt, a snack on the morning of the event as well as lunch. Furthermore, as a reward for their participation, Bike Fest volunteers are eligible to win one of various prizes at a big bash held in their honour. These prizes include a trip for two to Cuba (all-inclusive package), a family package for the Petite Aventure, as well as subscriptions to the magazine Vélo Mag and for the YMCA-Montreal Center!

For information or to register:
(514) 521-8687, ext. 345

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