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South Lake Tahoe Residents get Unique Opportunity to Join America’s Largest Cycling Event by Volunteering for Amgen Tour of California
South Lake Tahoe, CA. (February 6, 2015) – The nation’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling race, the Amgen Tour of California, not only attracts elite riders from around the world to compete in scenic California each May, but also brings together thousands of cycling fans and community members to experience the race from the inside.
South Lake Tahoe officials are recruiting hundreds of volunteers to assist with the 2015 Amgen Tour of California Stage 1 & 2 Women’s Race, which comes to South Lake Tahoe on May 8 & 9, 2015. 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.
Volunteer registration is now open at www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/Tour/volunteer and includes race positions such as Course Marshal, a critical race role in which the volunteer assists race staff and local law enforcement authorities along the race route. Other volunteer duties include media support, security, volunteer check-in, helping monitor pedestrian traffic, barricades and road closures, as well as keeping spectators informed as the race progresses while liaising with the cyclists and their teams.
“The Amgen Tour of California will be one of the biggest events in our city – and our state – this year,” said Carol Chaplin, Executive Director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “The world will be watching, and it’s a tremendous responsibility and privilege that South Lake Tahoe will get to play a part in such a storied sporting event.”
As the race enters its tenth edition, tens of thousands of Californians have had the distinction of serving as Amgen Tour of California volunteers, many of whom return year after year and even plan vacations around traveling with the race entourage.
“Because of the epic scale of a sporting event of this caliber, we rely on our volunteers across the state as the heart and soul of race operations,” said Kristin Bachochin Klein, executive director of the race and senior vice president of AEG Sports. “It’s rewarding to see how passionate people of all ages and walks of life have become about the race through the past decade, whether veteran volunteers or new to the race experience.”
Volunteers must be over the age of 18 or accompanied by an adult. Interested applicants can contact Jason Collin, [email protected], Sean Sweeney [email protected], Mark Luke [email protected], and Dawn Luke [email protected].
Schedule and route for the 2015 Amgen Tour of California:
- Stage 1: Friday, May 8 – South Lake Tahoe
- Stage 2: Saturday, May 9 – South Lake Tahoe
- Stage 3: Sunday, May 10 – Sacramento
- Invitational Time Trial: Friday, May 15 – Big Bear Lake
- Stage 1: Sunday, May 10 – Sacramento
- Stage 2: Monday, May 11 – Nevada City to Lodi
- Stage 3: Tuesday, May 12 – San Jose
- Stage 4: Wednesday, May 13 – Pismo Beach to Avila Beach
- Stage 5: Thursday, May 14 – Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita
- Stage 6: Friday, May 15 – Big Bear Lake (Individual Time Trial)
- Stage 7: Saturday, May 16 – Ontario to Mt. Baldy
- Stage 8: Sunday, May 17 – L.A. LIVE (Downtown Los Angeles) to Pasadena
For further information about the Amgen Tour of California, please visit www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.
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. 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 nearly 700-mile course will 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 race will travel through South Lake Tahoe, Sacramento and 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 (NHL), two Major League Soccer franchises, two hockey franchises operated in Europe, management of privately held shares of the Los Angeles Lakers 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. For more information, visit AEG today at www.aegworldwide.com.
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