Event Crew for Paso Robles Cycling Festival (a.k.a. Great Western Bicycle Rally), May 24 to 28, Memorial Day Weekend

Key Characteristics for Position

  • Reliable and responsible: Event staff are given responsibility and we therefore look for team members who live up to this and can be relied upon to perform scripted tasks independently.
  • Hard working: Working this event can be a lot of fun but also hard work. Our team members all have a strong work ethic, and don't mind putting in physical labor for their shift.
  • Organized: Team members are expected to be organized and present in a clean, tidy, well-prepared and punctual manner. 
  • Flexible and resourceful: This event is well planned but anything can happen and our team members are often called upon to perform additional tasks or problem solve.
  • Positive outlook: Above all, the reputation of the event team is one of great personalities who are always willing to help, and retain a sense of humor and positive outlook throughout.  
  • Experienced: Being able to demonstrate experience in any of the following fields: endurance sports events, and/or service industry.
  • Sense of Adventure: This job is hard work and long days, but you'll meet lots of different folks from around CA and the US, plus work with a fun crew, who like to hang out in the off hours.

Tasks/Roles for Support Team

Flexibility and willingness to help out in support roles is key. The team is composed of incredible individuals, who possess a special customerfirst attitude. Support team may conduct all or any of the following tasks during their shift:

  • Drive support vehicles
  • Organize and staff rest stops/lunch stops for athletes which include packaged bars, drinks, and catered lunches, etc.
  • Load, transport, and unload event equipment
  • Liaise with participants
  • Setup bike roadeos, arches, games, smores station, vendor booths, decorations, etc.
  • Work the registration and sign-in table
  • Work at Festival events off-site, interacting with participants
  • Shop for perishable and non-perishable event supplies
  • Fulfill participant/guest requests as needed
  • Execute a variety of other daily logistics tasks
  • Work long daily event hours (first ones up and last ones to sleep)


  • A fit with the above Tasks/Roles
  • Ability to work with team members easily, and follow instructions of Event Manager
  • Ability and willingness to lift 40-pound pieces of event equipment repeatedly throughout the day of the event
  • Ability to read and follow maps and GPS tools
  • Ability to receive and send email prior and after the event
  • Possess a USA provider cell phone with ability to send and receive text messages throughout the event
  • Ability to download and read PDF documents and guides, which are written in English
  • Not required, but if you like bikes or have a bike, you'll find the off-hours of this event much more fun, since it's bicycling oriented


  • US$12/hour. 
  • Free camping at the Paso Robles campground included.
  • Meals included while working, plus any food as served by The Festival.
  • Reimbursement of fuel, if you use your car for event purposes, not including travel to and from the event.
  • Independent Contractor position. Completing W-9 required. 1099 sent at end of year.
  • The Festival runs from Thursday morning, May 24 to Monday morning, May 28, 2018. Crew can choose to work 1, 2, 3, or 4 days of the event. Most work 2 days and play 2 days. If crew member work 2 days, then member receives free registration to the entire Festival, and can enjoy any of the Festival activities on off-hours or off-days.
  • Event staff will be paid 10 to 15 days after the finish of an event.

What You Can Do On Your Off-Hours/Off Days At The Festival

You can choose to work 1, 2, 3, or 4 days of the event. Most staff work 2 days and play 2 days. If you work 2 days, you receive free registration to the entire Festival, and can enjoy any of the Festival activities on your off-hours or off-days.Check out The Festival schedule: http://www.greatwesternbicyclerally.com/schedule-of-events/

More event info: http://greatwesternbicyclerally.com