Thanks for your interest in volunteering at the Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder! We are grateful that you’re considering or committing to a fairly lengthy volunteer commitment. We really need you! Volunteers receive $15/hour in race credits towards a future Michigan Adventure Racing event for themselves or an immediate family member or the charity partner for the race, and some “swag” to be determined. Those driving a substantial distance (e.g., sweeper wagon) can request mileage reimbursement as well.



Checkpoint roles and most other roles are not (or don’t have to be) full-day shifts. Riders will all come through and you are done (or follow us to Ludington if you want to volunteer at the exciting finish!). Roles and shifts include the following. See the BikeReg sign up page for specific times:

  • Friday night check-in, Point Au Gres Marina, Au Gres, Lake Huron
  • Traffic control at 6 am start, Point Au Gres Marina, Au Gres, Lake Huron
  • Checkpoint 1 sign-in, Gladwin
  • Checkpoint 2 sign-in, Marion
  • Checkpoint 3 sign-in, Dublin
  • Sweeper vehicle from Marion to Dublin, Dublin to finish (AWD/4WD required)
  • 100-mile check-in/start, Ludington
  • Traffic control, food, medical at Stearns Beach Finish, Ludington (2-9 pm or 8 pm – 3:30 am Sunday, can be done in different shifts)
  • Hot food preparer/server, 10 pm-3:30 am), Stearns Beach, Ludington
  • Sunday awards & breakfast, Stearns Hotel (set up for 9 am start)