Volunteer for the STP -Portland Bicycling Club

Volunteer for the STP

Seattle to Portland (STP), officially the Kaiser Permanente Seattle to Portland presented by Alaska Airlines, is the Pacific Northwest’s largest multi-day bicycling event and is scheduled for the weekend of July 15-16, 2023. This is our first call for volunteers to help with this major source of income for our club.

Our club sets up and takes down the finish-line chute at Holladay Park. We welcome all finishers to Portland with our volunteer announcers cheering them on. We make sure riders safely cross the finish line and enjoy the finish-line festivities. 

We install and remove all course signage from the Longview Bridge to the Finish Line. We restrict traffic around Holladay Park and place all the required signs warning the public of these closures.

We unload and sort riders’ baggage, and help riders find and retrieve their proper belongings. We staff the secure bike corral. We help load riders on buses and get their bikes safely blanketed on trucks for the return trip to Seattle.

We answer all sorts of questions at the Information Booth. If there is something to be done, you can bet a PBC volunteer will be doing it.

Each volunteer for STP will receive a colorful T-shirt to identify them as a volunteer as well as a food voucher to redeem at one of the many food vendors in the park.

There is a traditional pizza party on the Monday before the long weekend for volunteers to meet their team leaders and pick up their T-shirts.

Signing up to volunteer is easy: look for an open slot on Sign Up Genius, and reserve your spot on the position, day, and time of your choice. You may sign up for multiple time slots and even change your selection later.

Click here for SignUpGenius to reserve your position(s). (Note: you do not need to use the login button, located in the upper right corner of the page, when choosing an available slot and time.)

If you have any questions about the volunteer jobs or need help with SignUpGenius, contact me at 503-781-1822 or [email protected].

Your club thanks you!

Cindy Bernert-Coppola, 2023 STP Volunteer Coordinator