July 11, 2022

Volunteers needed for large bicycle festival

Thousands of people are expected to attend a two-day bike festival next month in downtown Indianapolis.

Thousands of people are expected to attend a two-day bike festival next month in downtown Indianapolis.

Thousands of people are expected to attend a two-day bike festival next month in downtown Indianapolis.

Jennifer Cvar, Indy Criterium executive director and founder of Momentum Indy, said it’s one of the nation's biggest cycling weekends.

“This year we are part of a national series called the American Criterium Cup and IU Health Momentum Indy will serve as the ninth stop so people who come out to watch the bike races can see the best cyclists in the country,” Cvar said.

The weekend offers activities for everyone, from families to professional cyclists competing for prize money in the Indy Crit and Mass Ave Crit. It also includes a free community ride, the Honor Major Taylor Ride that's open to people of all ages.

Up to 500 volunteers are needed to help with various duties.

“Course marshaling to help keep the athletes safe during their race, set up duties, tear down,” Cvar said.

Volunteer for specific roles at https://www.bikereg.com/momentum-indy-volunteer-signup.

Momentum Indy takes place Aug. 27-28.

Indy Criterium started in 2010 and has contributed more than $180,000 to local nonprofits supporting youth development, workforce development, and health and wellness.

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