Volunteer
Plaid Goat is a by-community, for-community event – our volunteers are the magic behind the scenes

Web sign up is closed for 2019. Keen to volunteer? Sign up for our newsletter to stay tuned to 2020 key dates.

Did you know we had to close volunteer intake down the first two years of Plaid Goat thanks to the overwhelming response? To every member of the Plaid Goat volunteer family – thank you for helping to make this event wonderful from the inside out.

The nitty gritty of volunteering at Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Fest:
Volunteering is open to anyone over the age of 14. Background checks may be required for some roles such as Security. Volunteers are responsible for their own accommodation and transportation to the festival, but we’re happy to help with recommendations! Book early to take advantage of our partner discounts.

Types of roles available:

  • Ticket sales
  • Merchandise store
  • Jump Jam roles
  • Security/access to the festival
  • Keeping the Fest green – waste management
  • Games /kids area assistants
  • Set up/pack down of festival site
  • Beer Hub (18+ only)

Time commitment:
We want volunteers to enjoy the festival as much as possible, so do our best to keep shifts to four hours.

A minimum of four hours of volunteering (one shift) is required in order to obtain a Demo Shuttle Wristband (can be used on the day of volunteering or another day of the festival). But, the more you volunteer, the more perks you get! Check out last year’s sweet treats below:

Tier 1 Perks – 1 shift:
1. One Day Demo Shuttle Wristband
2. One event crew t-shirt
3. 1 drink in the Beer Hub (18+ only, consumption permitted after shift has concluded)
4. Chain Lube and Barrier Balm samples from Squirt Cycling Products
5. My Brain Bar
6. Item from Park Distillery, Pub Pedals, Banff Ave Brewing, Syncros, or Scott
7. Preferred accommodation rates as available

Tier 2 Perks – 2 shifts:
1. Weekend Demo Shuttle Wristband
2. One event crew t-shirt
3. 2 drinks in the Beer Hub (18+ only, consumption permitted after shift has concluded)
4. Chain Lube and Barrier Balm samples from Squirt Cycling Products
5. Preferred accommodation rates as available
6. Item from one of the following: Hand Up Gloves, Giant/Liv, Rebound Cycle, Alchemy of Ride, Banff Ave Brewing, Valbella Gourmet Foods, My Brain Bar, etc.

Tier 3 Perks – 3 shifts or more:
1. Weekend Demo Shuttle Wristband
2. One event crew t-shirt
3. 4 drinks in the Beer Hub (18+ only, consumption permitted after shift has concluded)
4. Chain Lube and Barrier Balm samples from Squirt Cycling Products
5. Preferred accommodation rates as available
6. Item from one of the following: Cannondale, Big White, Outside Bike and Ski, Rebound Cycle, Modern Wellness, Banff Ave Brewing, WinSport Canada, Panorama Mountain Resort, etc.
7. Entry into the coveted Tier 3 Volunteer Draw*

*TIER 3 VOLUNTEER DRAW
Sign up as a volunteer for three shifts and you’re entered into the Plaid Goat Tier 3 Volunteer Draw. Volunteer section leads are automatically put into the Tier 3 Volunteer Draw.

GRAND PRIZE: Greatest of All Time “Canadian Rockies Resorts” Package
o Passes for two to Big White
o Passes for two to Kananaskis Nordic Spa
o WinSport Canada Family Mountain Bike Season Pass (valued at $400)
o 2 bottles of Banff Ave Brewing Co‘s signature Plaid Goat Red Ale brewed just for the festival (for volunteers 18+)

Additional prizes include a Syncro 5 pack from Osprey Backpacks, big bear chair from Mud Sweat and Gears, $200 Bike Therapy suspension service voucher and more!

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