CHAIR: PAUL RACOV
Celebrating it’s 12th year, Ride the Ridge is one of the Hudson Valley’s premier cycling events. Yet unlike others, it’s not a race! The Ride welcomes cyclists of all-levels with five distinct routes that traverse the scenic Shawangunk and Catskill Mountain regions.
There are five rides of 80, 50, 30, 13 and 5 miles in length. The last is a Family Fun ride that attracts generations of families to enjoy a road ride with water stops and a cheering section at the finish!
With safety as a priority, all rides are well marked with printed signs and staffed by more than 70 volunteers. Last year, we had to cancel the 13-mile ride (an ideal ride for 5th-8th graders) because we could not get enough volunteers. Please help out so we don't do that again. Save some of your volunteer hours for June 2! To volunteer, please contact event chair Paul Rakov at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twelve years. Thousands of riders. So many memories.
We are in need of people to fill these positions:
You will work side by side with current Chair Paul Rakov, who has lead the event for five years, with the aim of you leading the event next year and beyond. If that sounds intimidating, don't let it stop you. The benefit is that you will get to know the whole High Meadow community, lead the longest-running fundraiser in HMS history, and bring joy to so many rider/spectators including many kids! It's hard work but rewarding. And critical! If we don't find a Vice Chair this year, the event likely will not continue past 2018.
You will ensure that the ride has enough volunteers so that the ride is fun and safe for all. Many volunteers come back year after year and there is a well-established list you can work from. This position requires more time towards the end of the school year as the event approaches (June 2). Organization skills, outgoing personality and a desire to help be a part of the team that leads this long-running fundraiser are required!