IMPORTANT INFO

CREW MEMBERS

Every July, thousands of Riders join together to conquer cancer. As a Crew member, you’ll participate in a service capacity for the entire event weekend – for a total of at least 40 hours but not in The Ride itself.

Note: You must be 16 years old or older to join our Crew teams.

JOIN THE CREW

Still have questions? Read the Crew FAQs below to get more information or reach out anytime: alexy@conquercancer.ca or call 1-866-996-8356

WHAT CREW TEAM SHOULD I JOIN?

There are different Crews for every aspect of the event – from food services and traffic control to setting up camp. Download this list of Crew teams!

MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE RIDING AS PART OF A TEAM. CAN I STILL BE PART OF THAT TEAM AS A CREW MEMBER?

Definitely! Your fundraising can be added to a Rider team total and you can join them at camp for the festivities. Just make sure you let your Crew Coach and Team Captain know so they can schedule your shift accordingly.

What’s the minimum age for Crew?

You must be 16 years old or older to join our Crew teams. Anyone between ages 16 to 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in the same role and area during event weekend.

What do I bring on the event weekend?

  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping Bag, pillow, sleeping mat
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, personal medication, etc.)
  • Sunscreen and Bug spray
  • Towel if you plan to shower at camp
  • Phone charger
  • Comfy shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Change of clothes

Do you provide food for Crew?

Yes! We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for the entire weekend for our Crew. We also offer a vegetarian/gluten free option. Please note: For all other allergies or preferences, please bring your own meals and snacks.

How many volunteer hours will I be credited with?

Crew members are credited with 40 volunteer hours for the full two-day commitment.

Do I need to raise funds as a Crew member?

Crew members get all the same support as the Riders and we encourage all our Crew to help us raise funds – at least $500. It’s easier than you think, since you never know who has been touched by cancer and may want to contribute.

Do you provide camp accommodations for Crew?

Yes! We have tents set up for Crew at the main camp. Drop off your overnight gear plus sleeping bag with us on Saturday morning and we’ll make sure it’s waiting for you at Camp when you arrive.

Do I need to drive myself or have access to a car?

We take care of all of your transportation from the start line in Repentigny on Saturday morning back to that same place Sunday afternoon. We will have a shuttle from two key locations downtown Montréal on Saturday morning for the Crew.

I would like to bring my own vehicle to help offset event costs. How does this work?

Many of the Crew choose to bring their own vehicles on event to help keep costs down. If you’re on a Road Team and decide to bring your own vehicle, please keep gas receipts for Saturday and Sunday so we can reimburse you.

CASUAL VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers commit to short shifts before or during the event weekend. Unlike Crew, volunteers don’t need to register for the event or pay a fee.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER

Still have questions? Read the volunteer FAQs below to get more information or reach out anytime: alexy@conquercancer.ca or call 1-866-996-8356.

As a volunteer, will my meals be provided?

Casual volunteers commit to 5-hour shifts, and we provide drinks and snacks during this time. We only provide meals for Crew, who support us for the full two-day weekend. If you’re available and interested in the longer volunteer opportunity, please feel free to register as Crew.

Do you offer confirmation of volunteer hours?

If you require a letter of volunteer hours, please let your Volunteer Coach know in advance. We can email you a letter post-event or sign-off in person if you bring forms with you. Crew members receive an automatic 40 hours and volunteer hours are based on the hours worked.

Can I help raise funds as a volunteer?

Absolutely! Since 2008, The Ride has raised over $60.2 million dollars towards cancer research and we won’t stop there. You never know who has been touched by cancer and may want to contribute to your efforts in supporting the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital. Let your Volunteer Coach know you want to help raise funds and start a plan today.

GEAR TRANSPORT

We’ll transport your luggage to camp, leaving you free to focus on your journey. Just drop off your gear at the specially marked trucks on Saturday morning and pick it back up at camp that night. It’s that simple!

CAMP LIFE

After a long day’s adventure, you’ll settle into your comfortable, Ride-provided tent. You’ll be sharing this tent with a fellow Rider and will be asked to pick your tentmate during the online check-in process closer to the event. But before you hit the hay, you can enjoy all the amenities available in your new home away from home, including hot showers, catered dinner and an evening of entertainment. You’ll also have free access to medical attention and massage services.

AT CAMP

GEAR TRANSPORT

We’ll transport your luggage to camp, leaving you free to focus on your journey. Just drop off your gear at the specially marked trucks on Saturday morning and pick it back up at camp that night. It’s that simple!

CAMP LIFE

After a long day’s adventure, you’ll settle into your comfortable, Ride-provided tent. You’ll be sharing this tent with a fellow Rider and will be asked to pick your tentmate during the online check-in process closer to the event. But before you hit the hay, you can enjoy all the amenities available in your new home away from home, including hot showers, catered dinner and an evening of entertainment. You’ll also have free access to medical attention and massage services.

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