Volunteers are the Backbone of the Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour!

The tour couldn’t happen without our army of dedicated volunteers, many have been with the tour for 17 years!

But, we always need to recruit new troops – so whether you a returning veteran, or a new recruit – THANK YOU for your interest in volunteering for the Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour!



Besides bragging rights for being part of the team for one of the BEST bike tours in the state, volunteers also receive a tour t-shirt, lunch at the finish line, and where volunteer tasks allow – free entry into the tour.

Volunteer tasks include:

  • Tour Morning:  Handing out rider packets & t-shirts the morning of the tour before folks start their ride.
  • Course Marshals:  Situated out on the tour course – directing riders, we DO NOT stop traffic…but rather hold riders at critical crossings until it is safe for them to cross.
  • Trail Hosts:  Riding in the tour – offering assistance as needed, anything from giving directions and answering questions about the area, to calling for medical or mechanical assistance.
  • Rest Stops:  Staffing a rest stop – serving food and beverages to riders.
  • Merchandise:  Selling merchandise at the end of the tour.
  • EMS:  Providing First Aid at rest stops, the finish line, and shadowing riders in a vehicle.
  • Bike Repair & Sag:  On call – riders or volunteers may all for assistance.
  • Photos:  Getting some great shots along the tour route.


Sign-Up Now

If you are interested in being part of the team, fill out this form. Let us know which task(s) you are interested in. We will be in touch about four weeks before the tour to give you all the details about your assignment. Note – some spots only need a limited number of volunteers; if your chosen task isn’t available we’ll let you know other spots that need to be filled.

  • Volunteer Options - Saturday, August 5, 2023


Funding Source

The Mesabi Trail™ has been funded in part by the LCCMR and the Minnesota Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund.