The BIGGEST day of the year for the Woolly Bike Club is quickly approaching. The 9th edition of the St. Croix Valley Woolly Race will be held on May 17, 2015. Last year, we were blessed with PERFECT weather and that brought out the racers…and lots of them. We had over 450 racers and ended the season as the largest race of the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series 2014 season.
The W/B/C works all year to prepare for the race, but on race day we can’t do it alone. We really need volunteer to help this great event happen. Our volunteer give the racers a top flight experience in the St. Croix Valley and encourages them to come back often. This isn’t hard and there are several different opportunities that you can choose from to help make this race happen. Our volunteers always enjoy their experience, so please sign up to help out…and talk a friend or family member into joining you.
REGISTRATION (7am-1pm) – We need a few volunteer to assist with the registration process. This is busy, but enjoyable. We have a great local “registration guru” that has oversaw the operation for the last few years. With the excellent support we receive from the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series, these volunteers really start the racers’ day on the right foot. You will receive excellent direction and interact with the racers when they are excited to be at one of the first races of the year. Our registration volunteers are critical to the success of the day, but every year they report having a great time.
COURSE MARSHALLS (8:45-4:30) – These volunteers get to see the race action up close. They will be located out on the race course at road crossings or other critical locations on the trails. As they direct and assist racers and spectators, they keep the race flowing smoothly and see all the excitement from the heart of the race. Course Marshalls are critical to the success of every years race.
FEED ZONE (8:45-4:30) – You will get the chance to be some people’s heroes for the day as you hand out water and energy drink. Some people grab a cup as they speed by and hopefully yell a “THANK YOU” over their shoulder. Others will stop, struggle off their bike, stretch a bit and chat, while they re-hydrate and recover. Either way volunteers at the feed zones have some of the most fun and are appreciated more than any other volunteers!
You can commit to all day or just a few hours. Even if you are racing one of the classes, we can find a spot for you to help out before or after your race. Any volunteer that signs up and completes a 4 hour shift or longer will get the limited edition “2015 WOOLLYLAND” T-shirt.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone #, email address, hours available to volunteer, position desired and T-shirt size (if you are available for a 4+ hour shift). We will confirm receipt of your email and follow up with specifics of what you will be doing.
Thanks for joining us to make the 9th edition of the race a great experience for everyone involved!