Be a BIG WIG!

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Be a Big Wig! Raise a $1,000 or more and be a 2018 Mamma Jamma Big Wig. Big Wigs get awesome perks like VIP parking and free massage on Ride Day, along with the exclusive 2018 Big Wig Jersey. Last year almost 20% of Mamma Jamma riders raised $1,000 or more. You can too! 

2018 Volunteer Opportunities

Individual and group volunteers are key to the success of 2018 Texas Mamma Jamma Ride. As a volunteer, you are helping provide a safe and positive experience for our riders as together we Pedal to Beat Breast Cancer. Click below to register for a ride-day shift or email volunteer@mammajammaride.org for additional information.

Team Captain Packet Pickup Shift 1

Hand out packets, bibs, and merchandise to team captains as they check in for the event. Livestrong Office, 2201 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78703 Wednesday 9/19/18 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Packet Pick Up SHIFT 2 Wed

Hand out packets, bibs, and merchandise to team captains as they check in for the event. Livestrong Office, 2201 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78703 Wednesday 9/19/18 1:45 pm - 6:15 pm

Packet Pick Up Shift 1 Thur

Hand out packets, bibs, and merchandise to participants as they check in for the event. Livestrong Office, 2201 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78703 Thursday 9/20/18 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Shift 2 Packet Pick Up Thur

Hand out packets, bibs, and merchandise to participants as they check in for the event. Livestrong Office, 2201 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78703 Thursday 9/20/18 12:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Shift 3 Packet Pick Up Thur

Hand out packets, bibs, and merchandise to participants as they check in for the event. Livestrong Office, 2201 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78703 Thursday 9/20/18 4:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Packet Pick Up (pre-registered)

Assist with checking in pre-registered riders. Saturday 9/22/18 5:30 am - 8:30 am 310 Main St, Martindale, TX 78655

T-Shirt Distribution

Distribute t-shirts to all riders. Saturday 9/22/18 5:30 am - 8:30 am 310 Main St, Martindale, TX 78655

Gear check Shift 1

Check in and monitor checked gear. Saturday 9/22/18 6:00 am-11:00 am 310 Main St, Martindale, TX 78655

Gear Check Shift 2

Check in and check out/monitor checked gear. Saturday 9/22/18 11:00 am - 4:00 pm 310 Main St, Martindale, TX 78655

Bike Check/Bike Corral Shift 1

Check bikes in and out from bike corral. Saturday 9/22/18 5:30 am - 10:30 am

Bike Check/Bike Corral Shift 2

Check bikes in and out from bike corral. Saturday 9/22/18 10:30 am - 4:00 pm 310 Main St, Martindale, TX 78655

Food Tent Shift 1

Take meal tickets, refill drink coolers, monitor trash can levels, pick up trash left on tables, encourage recycling, etc. Saturday 9/22/18 9:00 am - 1:30 pm 310 Main St, Martindale, TX 78655

Food Tent Shift 2

Take meal tickets, refill drink coolers, montior trash can levels, pick up trash left on tables, encourage recycling, assist in break down of food area post event, etc. Saturday 9/22/18 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 310 Main St, Martindale, TX 78655

Finish Line (Medals/Towels) Shift 1

Assist in handing out towels, medals, and flowers (survivors will help pass out flowers). Saturday 9/22/18 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 310 Main St, Martindale, TX 78655

Finish Line (Medals/Towels) (SHIFT 2)

Assist in handing out towels, medals, and flowers (survivors will help pass out flowers). Saturday 9/22/18 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 310 Main St, Martindale, TX 78655

Ride Cheering Shift 1

Cheer for riders as they return. Saturday 9/22/18 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 310 Main St, Martindale, TX 78655

Ride Cheering Shift 2

Cheer for riders as they return. Saturday 9/22/18 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 310 Main St, Martindale, TX 78655

Venue Break Down

Assist in taking down venue signage, equipment, loading up storage, and loading up box truck. Saturday 9/22/18 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm 310 Main St, Martindale, TX 78655

Rest Stop 1: Corner Yard (FM1101 and 123)

Set up, prepare food/drink, hand out snacks, cheer on riders, tear down rest stop. Saturday 9/22/18 7:30 am - 10:00 am 10185 FM 1101 Seguin, TX 78155

Res Stop 1 Lead

Manage volunteer with: Set up, prepare food/drink, hand out snacks, cheer on riders, tear down rest stop. Saturday 9/22/18 7:30 am - 10:00 am 10185 FM 1101 Seguin, TX 78155

Rest Stop 2: Geronimo Memorial VFW Post 8456

Set up, prepare food/drink, hand out snacks, cheer on riders, tear down rest stop. Saturday 9/22/18 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St E, Argyle, TX 76226

Rest Stop 2 Lead

Manage volunteer with: Set up, prepare food/drink, hand out snacks, cheer on riders, tear down rest stop. Saturday 9/22/18 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St E, Argyle, TX 76226

Rest Stop 3: Dean Store

Set up, prepare food/drink, hand out snacks, cheer on riders, tear down rest stop. Saturday 9/22/18 7:30 am - 2:00 pm 10690 FM 20, Kingsbury, TX 78638

Rest Stop 3 Lead

Manage volunteer with: Set up, prepare food/drink, hand out snacks, cheer on riders, tear down rest stop. Saturday 9/22/18 7:30 am - 2:00 pm 10690 FM 20, Kingsbury, TX 78638

Rest Stop 4: Prairie Lea Baptist Church

Set up, prepare food/drink, hand out snacks, cheer on riders, tear down rest stop. Saturday 9/22/18 8:00 am - 3:00 pm 6825 TX-80, Prairie Lea, TX 78661

Rest Stop 4 Lead

Manage volunteer with: Set up, prepare food/drink, hand out snacks, cheer on riders, tear down rest stop. Saturday 9/22/18 8:00 am - 3:00 pm 6825 TX-80, Prairie Lea, TX 78661

Rest Stop 5: Staples Memorial Park

Set up, prepare food/drink, hand out snacks, cheer on riders, tear down rest stop. Saturday 9/22/18 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Staples Memorial Park, FM621, Martindale, TX 78655

Rest Stop 5 Lead

Manage volunteer with: Set up, prepare food/drink, hand out snacks, cheer on riders, tear down rest stop. Saturday 9/22/18 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Staples Memorial Park, FM621, Martindale, TX 78655

SAG 1

Safety and gear, drive van, pick up/drop off riders, communicate with command center. Saturday 9/22/18 6:30 am - 4:00 pm

SAG 2

Safety and gear, drive van, pick up/drop off riders, communicate with command center. Saturday 9/22/18 6:30 am - 4:00 pm

SAG 3

Safety and gear, drive van, pick up/drop off riders, communicate with command center. Saturday 9/22/18 6:30 am - 4:00 pm

SAG 4

Safety and gear, drive van, pick up/drop off riders, communicate with command center. Saturday 9/22/18 6:30 am - 4:00 pm

SAG 5

Safety and gear, drive van, pick up/drop off riders, communicate with command center. Saturday 9/22/18 6:30 am - 4:00 pm

Volunteer Lead

Manage the recruitment of most volunteer positions pre-event. Manage event day volunteer check in and role assignments. Saturday 9/22/18 5:00 am - 4:00 pm 310 Main St, Martindale, TX 78655

Parking Lead

Manage/supervise the volunteers in the parking lots morning of the ride. Saturday 9/22/18 5:00 am - 9:00 am 310 Main St, Martindale, TX 78655

Packet Pickup/Registration

Manage day of volunteers/processes for the Packet Pick Up, New Registration, and T-Shirts onsite. (Attendance of one or both early packet pick up days is ideal). Saturday 9/22/18 5:30 am - 8:30 am 310 Main St, Martindale, TX 78655

Hospitality

Manage day of volunteers at food tent including buffet, beer distribution/monitoring, trash management in food area, break down/clean up of food tent post ride. Saturday 9/22/18 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 310 Main St, Martindale, TX 78655

Post Ride Goodies

Lead will manage volunteers handing out medals, spa towels, and assisting with operation of the bike corral. Saturday 9/22/18 8:30 am - 4:00 pm 310 Main St, Martindale, TX 78655

SAG Lead

Recruit drivers for SAG operations on event day and gather all required documentation from drivers pre event (i.e. Driver’s license). Saturday 9/22/18 6:30 am - 4:0 pm

Photography Lead

Recruit volunteer photographers, manage them ride day, provide shot lists and photo desires for event day. Saturday 9/22/18 6:30 am - 4:00 pm 310 Main St, Martindale, TX 78655

Photographers

Take photos of event: photos of riders beginning and ending the ride, along the course, of volunteers, sponsors, and partners, etc. Saturday 9/22/18 6:30 am - 4:00 pm 310 Main St, Martindale, TX 78655

Massage Lead

Recruit volunteer massage or identify low cost therapists for event day. Manage event day massage operations. Saturday 9/22/18 7:30 am - 4:00 pm 310 Main St, Martindale, TX 7865

Press Release: 10th Annual Texas Mamma Jamma Ride

For immediate release:

Monday, April 9, 2018

Cyclists—you see them on the highways and byways all across Central Texas, and you think it would be cool to join them but don’t know where to start. The Texas Mamma Jamma Ride is just for you.

In its 10th year, The Texas Mamma Jamma Ride is an annual bike event that raises funds to support local programs and services for breast cancer fighters and survivors in Central Texas. The Ride is Saturday, September 22, in Martindale and offers a distance that fits your comfort level: 15, 25, 40 and 65 miles. The routes are great for new cyclists and seasoned riders.

Join us on Saturday, June 9, for the first of nine fully supported training rides in a fun, friendly and supportive group. Expert cyclists will provide training and NO ONE IS EVER LEFT BEHIND. Training rides are free for registered riders and $15 donation requested for non-registered riders.

  • Monthly beginner clinics
  • Every level of rider welcome
  • Routes of varied length and difficulty
  • Pick-up service
  • Water, snacks and cool spa towels at the end

Since its beginning, the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride has provided more than $1.5 million to eight local breast cancer support organizations. Mamma Jamma is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and a year-­round endeavor of breast cancer awareness, fundraising and cycling.

 For more information, contact:

Marion Martin
Executive Director
512-297-7740
marion@mammajammaride.org

Team Captain FAQs

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Q: Why are more riders & teams needed?

A: Mamma Jamma Ride's (MJR) success is dependent on hosting over 400 riders. More participants lead to more donations which allow our beneficiaries to offer more services. Three people are diagnosed with breast cancer in Central Texas every day. The funds MJR raise is to make sure every one of them has access to the care and support they need to be survivors.

Q: What if I’m not a cyclist or am not able to ride on September 22nd?

A: All riders are fundraisers - but not all fundraisers are riders! If you aren’t riding and want to join the MJR community in supporting our beneficiaries, you can register as a virtual rider and invite everyone you know to make-a-donation. Or you can donate to another rider via monthly recurring payments or a one-time payment.  

Q: When should I register and start fundraising?  

A: As soon as you can! MJR has an annual operating cycle/budge and donations coming in year-round allows us to offer more programs throughout the year such as off-season rides, social events, and fundraising events which in turn help provide a bigger beneficiary donation at the end of the year. 

Q: How much does the ride cost and how much money does each rider need to raise?

A: Riders pay a nominal $35 registration fee, then raise funds to meet (and hopefully exceed) minimum fundraising levels. To be eligible to ride on Ride Day, riders must raise a minimum of $300; and adult students, $150. Children register for $50 and fundraising is optional.

Q: Why is there a minimum fundraising bar of $300?

A: MJR’s objective is to provide our beneficiaries with donations that help them grow the services they offer to Central Texas individuals and their families affected by breast cancer. If you compare the MJR minimum to other fundraising rides, or if you consider raising money annually, it’s actually not very high. For example, if you were to opt into the recurring payment option, $30/month starting in January will allow you to reach the $300 minimum. Everything else is icing on the cake to help those in need.

Q: I’m not comfortable asking friends and family for donations. How can you help me?

A: Yes. First, you’d be surprised how many friends and family will support your cause! Also, you can find fundraising tips on our website. 

Q: Where do the donations go?

A: What’s raised here, stays here! Funds raised through the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride support local organizations that help Central Texans facing breast cancer by providing a comprehensive range of programs and services. By being part of the Mamma Jamma Ride, you help every one of these organizations with each gift.  

A: Beneficiaries include: Breast Cancer Resource Center, Community Action of Central Texas, Susan G. Komen Austin, Seton Healthcare Family, Team Survivor, WINGS, Wonders & Worries, and Sustainable Food Center.

Q: Do you have specific examples as to how the 8 beneficiaries use the donations?

A: Some examples include: The Sustainable Food Center’s free “Cooking after Cancer” class. Team Survivor offers free exercise program to help survivors get active. The Breast Cancer Resource Center offers a “newly diagnosed” group session. WINGS offers financial assistance throughout a patients journey. Wonders & Worries provides assistance to the children of parents are going through cancer. Community Action & Seton provide funding for Screening Mammograms and Diagnostic Mammograms. Susan G. Komen provides grants that allow critical breast health services to be accessible to uninsured and underinsured women and men.

Q: Why is on-going volunteer support needed?

A: In addition to volunteers needed for Sept 22nd MJR ride, there are many needs throughout the year as 95% of MJR is operated by volunteers. Areas include help developing integrated marketing assets such as video, social media, website, etc. In addition, all of our training ride guides are volunteers and it’s imperative we offer the same year on year capability plus grow our training ride footprint and offer even more beginner coaching.

Q: Can I follow MJR on social media?

A: Absolutely. Our social media channels are:

https://www.facebook.com/MammaJammaRide

https://www.instagram.com/mammajammaride

https://twitter.com/MammaJammaRide

Q: When is the Mamma Jamma Ride in Martindale, TX?

A: Our 10th-anniversary ride is September 22, 2018

Q: How can MJR help me prepare for the ride?

A: We provide fully supported training rides starting June 9th, as well as, monthly beginner clinics. Please check the website www.mammajammaride.org for the most up to date training ride schedule.