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Course Marshals

Course Marshals play an integral role on race day by ensuring pedestrian safety at designated crossing areas on the course.  The race cannot occur without them! To volunteer to be a course marshal, a sign up link will be provided on this website in the near future. Check back soon for details. If you have questions about being a course marshal, please email Marty Anderson.


Host Housing

Interested in getting to know some of the racers and more about pro/am cycling? 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

Local Organizing 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 us 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! Volunteers are needed to help check-in other volunteers, provide course marshal information, register Family Bike Parade participants, 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 through social media? We need your help!

  • Does your service club need a project? We can provide the hours you need!

  • Do you get stuff done? We'll put that energy to work!

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

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