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  • Wednesday, April 06, 2016 8:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Calling out to all Santa Rosa Cycling Club members and friends,

    The WCC is approaching fast and we still need volunteers to make this event happen! The WCC is our single biggest fund raising event. The monies that we make from the WCC allow the club to function successfully for the coming year and provide its members great cycling and social experiences! 

    Riders come from many places, pay their good money and ride a well organized and supported event. And in some of the most beautiful country known to man! Our ride has an incredible reputation as being one of the best! That is why it continues to sell out some 2,500 slots year after year.  

    In order for us to put on this great ride, we need your help! The WCC’s continuing success depends on you as members and other folks dedicating time as volunteers. As a WCC volunteer not only are you making a direct contribution to the success of the club but it is fun! And there are benefits! You get to ride, for free, the WCC workers ride on May 14th (same courses and great food), you will meet new people and you will gain the satisfaction of having supported an extraordinary cycling club.

    If you have cycling or even non-cycling friends that would like to be part of a great team but are not SRCC members, they too can be volunteers. Who knows, after the fun and rewards of being a WCC volunteer they too may want to join the club?

    It is easy to sign up, there are several options;

    • Go on-line to the club website - WCC Volunteer Signup Pag HERE .This will lead to the pages that will show what areas still need volunteers. You can volunteer for activities before, during and after the ride. Volunteers are also needed for warehouse crews and for the worker’s ride.  Just click on the activity you would like to do and follow the instructions. And you can sign up for more than one activity,the opportunities are unlimited!  For details about the various volunteer activities read  HERE 
    • You can also sign-up by contacting one of the Team Leaders : Karen Gould at gouldk@sbcglobal.net   (707) 486-0826 or Len Hirschi at lchirschi@gmail.com  (707)480-9790. They can help guide you to a fun task needing your expertise. 

    Thanks in advance for helping to make the 2016 WCC an on-going success!

    The following teams are in need of your services:
    (These first two require coordination and communication with the volunteers ahead of time, 
    and because of that we need to fill these crews ASAP.)

    Course Signage Crew

    Place signage on course to identify points of interest for the riders, rest stops, points of danger, complex curves and areas where single-file riding is important. Place signage to alert motorists of the presence of bikes on the roads. Volunteers must have a vehicle capable of transporting 7 - 9, 8 lb. signboards and be able to work a split shift, either Friday evening late/Saturday morning early to pick up and place the signs and Saturday afternoon, after the ride is finished to retrieve the signs from the course and return them to the SRCC warehouse. 

    Please contact:

    Vicki Duggan, 321-473

    Course Hosts Team

    Course hosts are stationed out on the course at key points along the route to aid riders along the course: Making sure that riders do not miss turns, handing out "bail-out" maps to riders looking to short-cut back to finish.

    Does this one sound interesting?

    Please contact:
    Tom Bahning 

    Two other KEY areas needing volunteers:

    - General Finish Site Help at Luther Burbank Center - Don Graham's Team 
        Check out the shift hours on the main sign-up page  HERE   or            

    - SAG Drivers - Craig Gaevert's Team
        Please contact Craig at cgarch@sonic.net

    The Ride WCC Option:
    There is an option for riding the official WCC if you volunteer to help at the WCC Workers’ ride on Saturday, May 14th. Volunteering for a rest stop, SAG driver, or as finish area support may get you a free entry into the WCC.   (But, there are only a few of these slots available.)  For the list of available volunteer tasks check out the "Yellow" section on the WCC Vol sign-up page HERE.

    Thank you for reading! We hope to see you May 7th & 14th!

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