I wanted to volunteer at one of these stations, but I was sick during the training sessions so that was out of the question. Since our new office is on a major biking route in San Francisco, Folsom St., where half a dozen riders cross with every light I figured we could do something a little special for the riders on our own.
The solution here is to set up a finish line complete with a tape for riders to break through. We had cheerers, medals for winning, and a "mayor" who would hand out medals and pose for pictures with the winners.
Check it out.
Step 1: Make Up a Race and Prizes
Step 2: Make Up Some Roles and Cool Name Tags
Step 3: Get Other Friends to Cheer on the Riders
Step 4: Make the Finish Line and Put It All Together
For quick redeploying of the toilet paper after each winner, simply put the roll of toilet paper over the PVC pipe so that it easily unrolls.
Step 5: Catch the Winners and Give Them the Medals
Don't forget to pose for pictures.