We are pleased again this year to be supported by the I Love Lungs team in association with our own team of volunteer supporters and further boosted with help from the Cycle Fit Chicks for on-course support setting up an marking the routes and Feed Stations and from FirstAid4U for any injury/illness issues during the day.

As with any event, volunteers are the key to our success. Your assistance and support to add to the efforts of the above team is appreciated and greatly needed in order for our event to run smoothly.

Whether riding or not, we can use your help & help from family/friends from Wednesday - Sunday even if only for 3-4 hours.

Please contact or for details and to offer your time if you can fit it in.

Rewards Program

In exchange for your valued time, we are offering the following Rewards Program as a thank-you.
We have assembled more than $2,000.00 in prizes to be awarded on a draw basis for all volunteers ranging from cycling related items to restaurant gift certificates.

- limited edition OLA/GranFondoOttawa t-shirt
- entry to the BiagiosFondoFesta [great food + complimentary soft-drink ticket]
- a pair of GranFondoOttawa custom socks
- two entries into our prize draw
- special post ride appreciation party at The ClockTower on Richmond Rd

List of Volunteer Duties

As for volunteers, here is where we are as of July 6th the list will be updated daily.

  • Wednesday, July 16 at 6PM-9PM to prep rider bags [ x8 volunteers]:
  • Event chip + kit pick up on Thursday July 17 from 4PM to 9PM [ x12 volunteers]:
  • Event chip + kit pick up on Friday July 18 from Noon to 9PM [ x 12 volunteers]
  • Venue set-up on Friday July 18 from 4PM to 8PM [ x8 volunteers ]:
  • Route set up & tear down on Saturday, July 19 for the 4 ride options from 6AM until 2PM [x8 volunteers]: working with CycleFitChicks
  • Welcomers on Saturday, July 19 from 6AM to 10AM for GiorneJaveFesta [ x8 volunteers]:
  • Greeters and support on Saturday, July 19 from 11AM to 4PM [ x 20 volunteers]:
  • Servers for BiagiosFondoFesta from 11AM until 4PM [ x4 volunteers]: working with BiagiosItalianKitchen
  • Ticket sales for food and beverage items [x4 volunteers]:
  • Merchandise / gear sales [ x4 volunteers]:
  • Support at start/finish site 12:00PM - 8PM [ x10 volunteers]:
  • Feed station @ Ashton (Cavanaugh CC) on Flewellyn Rd 7AM - 11AM [x 6 Volunteers]: OLA
  • Feed station @ Dunrobin CC on Thomas Dolan Rd 10AM - Noon [x4 volunteers]: OLA
  • Feed station @ Perth Arena on Beckwith St 9AM - 1PM [x6 volunteers]: OLA
  • Feed station @ Lanark Civitan Club on Pine Grove Rd 11AM - 2PM [4]: 4 LanarkCivitan Club
  • Feed station @ Carleton Place (McNeeley/Cavanaugh) 10AM - 2PM [4]: OLA
  • Feed station @ McDonald's Corners (Hill General Store) 11AM - 2PM [2]: OLA
  • Feed station @ Tatlock Overlook on Tatlock Rd/511 11AM - 3PM [2]: OLA
  • Feed station @ Clayton Noon (Taylor Park) - 4PM [2] OLA
  • Feed station @ Almonte (Almonte Arena) 11AM - 4PM [8] OLA
  • Feed station @ Panmure/Marathon (Donald B Monroe Rd/bend) Noon - 5PM [4]: OLA
  • Traffic co-ordination [x20 volunteers]: working with SMP Group [16 volunteers]
  • First aid certified [8]: FirstAid4U
  • Beer garden (must have online course) [x8 volunteers]: working with ClockTowerBrePub
  • Van driver/helper for FeedStation set-up [x4 volunteers]:
  • Info/communication at Start/Finish area [x2 volunteers]:
  • Medical/doctor [x2 volunteers]:
Please contact Melanie at or