Amgen Tour of California: Volunteer opportunities still available, orientation is today |

Amgen Tour of California: Volunteer opportunities still available, orientation is today

Staff Report

With less than one month until the 2011 Amgen Tour of California, the largest cycling event in North America, the Local Organizing Committee has helped garner more than 570 volunteers for Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the race, May 15-16.

The volunteers registered will be traveling from nine different states and 50 percent of participants are Tahoe Basin residents.

Several assistants are needed to provide support for the 75 professional course marshals who travel with the tour and help the local law enforcement agencies. These assistants have an opportunity to be on the race routes, close to the cyclists, with responsibility for monitoring pedestrian traffic, barricades and road closures.

Volunteer opportunities have been posted on the Amgen Tour of California website – – and Tahoe is seeking 150 more people to assist with North Shore events.

Volunteers must be 18 or older or accompanied by an adult. The online sign-up form allows individuals to rank their top-three job preferences with every attempt made to match their area of interest. Respondents will be notified soon thereafter by the local organizing committee.

The first of three volunteer orientations will be, Friday, April 22 at the Lake Tahoe Visitor’s Authority Nevada office at 6 p.m. in Stateline.

The remaining orientations will be scheduled at the North Lake Tahoe Visitor center and Squaw Valley the first week of May.

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