Tahoe South Press Releases
Volunteers Sought for Amgen Tour of California’s Cycling Competition at Tahoe
April 26, 2017 (LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) – The Local Organizing Committee is seeking cycling and outdoor recreation enthusiasts as volunteers for the Amgen Breakaway from Heart DiseaseTM Women's Race empowered with SRAM at Lake Tahoe, May 11-12. Highlights of the Overall Start and Stage 2 races will include iconic vistas along the circumference of the lake as well as spectacular backcountry terrain through Carson Valley and over Kingsbury Grade: www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.
Thousands of volunteers across the state will join forces with race staff May 11-20 to support the international televised sporting event where the world’s top cyclists compete before millions of fans. In all, the men’s seven stages and women’s four-day race will travel through 14 host cities for official stage starts and finishes.
The women’s Stage 1 race features one of the most beautiful race routes in the USA, circumnavigating the 72-mile shoreline of Lake Tahoe with the final climb to the finish at Heavenly Mountain Resort, May 11. The Overall Start will begin at 10:40 a.m. and finish approximately at 2 p.m.
The next day, athletes will tackle the new 67.1-mile Stage 2 course, which includes the highest summit in race history at Luther Pass and the debut of Daggett Pass along Kingsbury Grade, state Route 207. Also at Heavenly, Stage 2 will commence at 10:25 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m.
Registration for volunteers is now open. Positions include course marshals, security, and check-in. Marshals assist race staff and local law enforcement authorities along the route monitoring pedestrian traffic, road closures, and updating spectators as the race progresses.
No experience is required and 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 Mark Luke at [email protected].
The race is part of the Union Cycliste International’s Women’s WorldTour, denoting the highest caliber racing events in the world. Race presenter AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, created routes that will challenge the world’s top female cyclists in Lake Tahoe. The Amgen Breakaway from Heart DiseaseTM Women's Race empowered with SRAM will include the overall start (May 11) and Stage 2 (May 12) on consecutive days. The competition will continue with Stage 3 in Elk Grove (May 13) and the finale in Sacramento (May 14) as the seven-day men’s Amgen Tour of California begins.
Here’s a route preview video: https://www.youtube.com
Jennifer Boyd for South Lake Tahoe
Liz Bowling for North Lake Tahoe
Heidi Saucedo for Carson Valley Visitors Authority
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
Lake Tahoe is a crowned jewel among the sierras. Formed approximately 2 million years ago, it is the largest alpine lake in North America and the 2nd deepest in the United States. North Lake Tahoe spans across two states and boasts two-dozen beaches, twelve ski resorts, hundreds of miles of biking trails, half a dozen communities, and a growing number of nationally recognized human powered events, races, and festivals. North LakeTahoe 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. For the latest deals, check out the Cool Deals tab on www.gotahoenorth.com
About Carson Valley
A truly scenic treasure rests at a crossroads of sorts and is a popular destination for travelers. Found nestled between the grand rise of the Sierra and the stunning beauty of the Pine Nut Mountains, its one BIG playground. Explore scenic farms, wide open ranches, world class soaring, a full recreation lake and historic museums. There are over 50 miles of hiking, biking, and trails to conquer. With natural beauty, a laid back friendly atmosphere, historic exploration, authentic outdoor recreation, and a full spectrum of events and entertainment year-round, Carson Valley will have you coming back for more. Carson Valley is only 12 miles east of Lake Tahoe accessible by state routes 50, 88, 395 and 207. Go to VisitCarsonValley.org and develop your own Carson Valley vacation experience.