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Lake Tahoe Volunteers Sought for Amgen Tour of California Women’s Cycling Competition
Feb. 24, 2015 (LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) – The Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race at Lake Tahoe is seeking cycling aficionados to volunteer during the two stages, May 8-9.
The two Lake Tahoe stages cover a total of 124 miles with the first on Friday, May 8, circumnavigating the Lake; the second is two-laps through South Lake Tahoe and Meyers, Calif., the town seven miles west of South Shore on Saturday, May 9. The third and final stage is in Sacramento, May 10. The start and finish line for both Tahoe stages are located at Heavenly Mountain Resort’s California Main Lodge, and the headquarter hotel is Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, which is located near the Heavenly Village/Stateline casinos. Route details: www.ltva.org.
Volunteer registration is now open and positions consist of a course marshal – a critical role where the individual assists race staff and local law enforcement authorities along the route. Other jobs involve media support, security, check-in, monitoring pedestrian traffic, surveying barricades, road closures, and communications -- keeping spectators informed as the race progresses while collaborating with the cyclists and their teams.
The South Lake Tahoe Local Organizing Committee are seeking 300 volunteers for the first stage and 200 – 250 for the second. Four to six hours are anticipated each day.
Those interested in assisting the Tahoe South portion of the tour can register at www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/Tour/volunteer. Registrants must be at least 18 years old, or accompanied by an adult. Interested applicants can contact Mike Frye with the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority at [email protected] or 775-588-5900 x 309.
Thousands of volunteers across the state will join forces with race staff May 8-17 to support the international sporting event where the world’s top cyclists compete in front of millions of fans, as well as a global television audience. In all, the men’s and women’s races will travel through 14 host cities for official stage starts and finishes.
For additional information about the 2015 Amgen Tour of California, go to www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.
South Lake Tahoe Media Contact:
|Jennifer Boyd775-588-2412[email protected]|
North Lake Tahoe Media Contact:
|Liz Bowling775-323-2977[email protected]|
About the Amgen Tour of California
The Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race created and presented by AEG that challenges the world's top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course that traverses hundreds of miles of California's iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and world champions. The Amgen Tour of California is listed on the international professional cycling calendar (2 HC, meaning “beyond category”), awarding important, world-ranking points to the top finishers. More information is available at www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.
This year, the men’s course will traverse more than 700 miles and wind through 13 host cities, including Sacramento, Nevada City, Lodi, San Jose, Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Big Bear Lake, Ontario, Mt. Baldy, L.A. LIVE (Downtown Los Angeles) and Pasadena. The women’s three-day stage race will travel more than 150 miles through South Lake Tahoe and Sacramento, followed by a 15-mile Invitational Time Trial in Big Bear Lake.
AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Anschutz Company, owns or controls a collection of companies including facilities such as STAPLES Center, StubHub Center, Sprint Center, The O2, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and Best Buy Theater Times Square; sports franchises including the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL, two Major League Soccer franchises, two hockey franchises operated in Europe; as well as management of privately held shares of the Los Angeles Lakers and events such as the Amgen Tour of California cycling road race. AEG Live, the organization’s live-entertainment division, is a collection of companies dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring and a variety of programming and multi-media production. Learn more about AEG at www.aegworldwide.com.
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Set at 6,300 feet, South Lake Tahoe is the only destination in the country that combines two strikingly different worlds: spectacular natural beauty and desirable resort amenities. The combination of outdoor summer activities includes hiking, biking, kayaking, golfing, swimming, fishing and boat cruises along with 24-hour nightclubs, fine dining, gaming and entertainment. For information about lodging, recreation and family packages at Lake Tahoe South Shore, call the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, 1-800-AT-TAHOE (1-800-288-2463) or go to www.TahoeSouth.com.
About North Lake Tahoe
For more information about North Lake Tahoe, visit www.gotahoenorth.com. And for the best bargains, including lodging, check out the “Cool Deals” tab, which is updated daily. North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. Visitor information centers are located at 100 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village. www.GoTahoeNorth.com