Photos courtesy Ethan Glading.

Course Marshals

Area of most need is course marshals, without them the race cannot go on! Course marshals are responsible for pedestrian control. Course marshal training is provided. To volunteer to be a course marshal, click here. If you have questions about being a course marshal, please email Marty Anderson.

Host Housing

House some or all members of a race team. Hosts provide sleeping space, use of a bathroom, a place to lock up bikes and refrigerator space. Providing food is not required but a host family may offer to share meals or give the riders full use of the kitchen (click here for more information). Teams will verify either COVID vaccination or recent negative COVID tests.


Have questions about hosting? Please contact Host Housing Liaison Holly McNeill

LOC Committee

The local organizing committee is involved with the village of West Dundee in planning all facets
of the event. Attend a meeting and see where you can lend a hand. To learn more, please contact Maureen Himmel with a brief note about how you are looking to get involved or to find out when the next meeting is being held.

Check-In and Information Table

Come help us register and check-in on Friday! There will be a Kids Skills Clinic, a Family Bike Parade and more. For more information, please contact Jill Harris

Other Volunteer Opportunities

The West Dundee River Challenge is a 100% volunteer organization that works to bring our community together for an exciting day of racing. The event has grown roots with families, businesses and the village since it started in 2016. The West Dundee River Challenge has seen success through the energy and care of many people since 2016 and will continue to grow as long as people are willing to volunteer.


  • If you can fund-raise or write press releases, then we need you!

  • If you have been involved in bike racing or love cycling, we can use you!

  • Are you good at promoting events, social media?

  • Does your service club need a project?

  • Do you get stuff done?

If you are interested in working to make the West Dundee River Challenge even better, send an e-mail with a short note to LOC secretary Heather Buck and we will find a spot for you.