Volunteers are what make The Sequoia a great cycling event and the Western Wheelers a great club; we couldn’t do it without you!
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Each volunteer will receive a commemorative Sequoia 2022 T-shirt as a gift and are invited to join the Saturday, June 11 Workers' Picnic Fiesta and Rides.
Sunday, June 5
Need 1 volunteer for Hospitality Set-up: 5 - 9 am This is an early, but fun job to help set-up. Captain: Russ Hull
Need 1 volunteer for The Bike Hut Rest Stop: 8 AM - 3 PM Captains: Daphne Cheng and Wasi Wahid
Need 1 volunteer: Finish Area Hospitality: 11:00AM-3:00PM Fun at the Finish Line.
Need 1 volunteer for Bike Check Monitor: 2 - 6 PM Captain: Paul Wendt
Need 1 volunteer for Flags, Bike Corral & Arch Take-Down: 4 - 7 PM. Unload cars and vans, record the amounts of food coming from each rest stop, and sort the goods. Connect with the Food Bank. ABILITY TO LIFT AND MOVE MATERIALS IS REQUIRED. Lot 1H Captain: Scott Buchanon
Need 2 volunteers for Sign Pickup and Arrow Removal: Beginning at 3 pm on Sunday volunteers will drive the course and retrieve signs. They will also remove Route Arrows in San Gregorio, Pescadero and Woodside/Portola Valley using needed tools provided by the club. A truck or minivan would be useful as a ladder will be used. This will take approximately 4 hours. Captain: Aaron Soloman
Monday, June 6
Co-Captain needed for Workers' Picnic/Fiesta: – Setup, Cleanup Sat, June 11, 10:00AM - 4:00PM Huddart Park, 1100 Kings Mountain Rd. Woodside. Coordinate the volunteers to gather needed equipment from the locker, help set up the site and clean up the site afterwards. (Volunteers are already signed up.) Co-Captain: needed (Other Co-Captain: Cindy Asrir)
Need 1 volunteer Transportation - Cupertino Locker 8:00AM - 11:00AM Storage locker, Mary St, Cupertino. Volunteers will unload the large truck's contents and reload into the storage locker. Task involves some lifting and working outside washing equipment. Coolers will be cleaned and stored. Transportation Captain: Guy Shuman
Western Wheelers have a long tradition of thanking our army of Sequoia Volunteers with a small gift. This year we are offering a commemorative Sequoia 2022 T-shirt. Please select your size when registering for a volunteer job!
Volunteer T-shirt Size Guide Here
All Sequoia volunteers are invited to come out and enjoy the Sequoia Workers Ride & Fiesta Picnic the following Saturday, June 11!
Sequoia Chair: Randall Braun
BEFORE the Ride (thru) Saturday, June 4
Notice to Neighborhoods: Distribute small fliers to homes on Moody, Page Mill, West Alpine, and Pescadero Creek Rd. Place on mailboxes or gates and on community billboards; Robert’s Markets (Woodside and Portola Valley), Ladera Market, La Honda Market, Norms Market, etc. Flyers will be especially prepared for this task. Captain: Gary Virshup
Route Marking: On Saturday June 4, 2 teams of 3 will drive specified segments of the course to apply Route Arrows Captain: Aaron SolomonSocks Sales at LDTs and Club Events: Sell and distribute Sequoia Socks at LDTs and Club Events. Captain Randall Braun
Volunteer T-shirt Distribution: Distribute the Sequoia 2022 commemorative T-shirt to volunteers. Distribution points would include LDTs, Club Events or other meetings. Captain: Randall Braun
Social Media Influencer: Post Sequoia information to the club Facebook account to build community, build momentum and attract riders.
Assemble and Distribute First-Aid Kits: Retrieve First-Aid kits from Cupertino locker, purchase and refresh contents as per input from First-Aid Captain, distribute to SAG. Rest Stops, and Finish Line.
In-person Rider Registration and Check In: Distribute maps-queue sheets, wristbands & other rider info and pre-paid sock orders. Take registrations (if available) and waivers. Saturday - 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM. 2 Shifts. Bicycle Outfitters, 963 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos. Captain Captain: Bert Nelson
Rest Stop Food Order and Distribution: Work with Rest Stop Captains to determine food order, procure food and delivery services from wholesalers and local suppliers. Captain: Brian Kaplan
Transportation - Friday Loading: Fri, June 3, A 2-3 hour block during day, specific time TBA. Storage locker, Mary St, Cupertino. Volunteers will move/load equipment from the storage locker into the large rental truck. SOME MODERATE LIFTING INVOLVED. Transportation Captain: Guy Shuman
Transportation - Saturday Loading: Sat, June 4. A 2-3 hour block during day - specific time TBA. Storage locker, Mary St, Cupertino. Volunteers will move/load equipment from the storage locker into the large rental truck. SOME MODERATE LIFTING INVOLVED. Transportation Captain: Guy Shuman
DAY of Ride Sunday, June 5
Foothill College Sunday In-Person Rider Check In: Set up tables, signs and chairs, crowd/line control plan. Greet riders, verify registration, assign rider numbers, rider ID wristbands and maps, answer questions. Four Routes depart in half hour windows beginning at 6am. Last group of riders on route by 8:00AM Check in tables open by 5:30AM. Ends 9:00AM. Parking Lot 1C.
Captain: Bert Nelson Radio Communications: YOU MUST BE A LICENSED HAM OPERATOR to volunteer for this activity as well as provide your own radio. Radio operators serve a 4 to 6-hour shift, either in a fixed location or roving SAG vehicles. Radio operators may either be a passenger or drive the vehicle. Fixed locations include: Start/Finish (Lot 1D) & 3 rest stops. Captain: Bob DeFranco
Rest Stops: Volunteers will set up the rest stop, serve snacks to riders, provide information and close the rest stop. Start time may be staggered among volunteers. Some may be asked to pick up supplies at Foothill College on Saturday. Others may be asked to deliver equipment and leftover food back to Foothill College. Plan on adding an hour before the shift or after the shift.
- Loma Mar Store Rest Stop: 7:00 AM-12:00 PM. Captain: Lisa & Jim Burque
- Bike Hut Rest Stop: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Captains: Wasi Wahid and Daphne Cheng
- Woodside Rest Stop: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM Captain: Dave Fitch
- Top of Tunitas Water Angel: 12:00PM-4:00PM Provide chairs, distribute water, sodas to riders (only necessary of the weather is warm)
Foothill College Start Area Setup: 4:00AM-9:00AM Unload tables, set up tables and bike racks, serve snacks to workers and riders, provide water for bottles, and generally help riders get on the way. Captain: Russ Hull
Foothill College Finish Area Festivities & Food: 9:00AM-11:30AM. Order buffet or box lunch and Start Area snacks &coffee from caterer, contract with ice cream sundae vendor, rent tables & chairs, contract for music/ambiance, order & bring soda and ice. Captain: Connie Jorgensen
Foothill College Finish Area Setup: 9:00AM-11:30PM – Captain: Russ Hull
Emergency Phone Contact Foothill College & Finish Line area w radio/sag team: 2 Shifts. Acquire Event Only Google Number to receive calls from riders needing SAG assistance. Relay emergency information to radio/sag crew.
Chocolate Milk 3 Shifts: 10:00AM-2:00PM, 12:00PM-4:00PM, 2:00PM-6:00PM. Hand out chocolate milk to riders at the Finish Line. Captain: Peggy George
Bike Parking "Valet": 2 Shifts 11:00AM-2:00PM, 2:00PM-6:00PM Set up bike racks and provide security while riders have finish line meal. Retrieve/return bikes to riders. Teardown Captain: Paul Wendt
Foothill College Returned Materials Unloading and Inventory: 1:30PM-7:30PM. Unload cars and vans, record the amounts of food coming from each rest stop, and sort the goods. Connect with the Food Bank. ABILITY TO LIFT AND MOVE MATERIALS IS REQUIRED. Lot 1H Captain: Guy Shuman
Transportation - Load the truck: With help from site volunteers, the crew will load the large truck with all the supplies going back to the WW storage locker. The crew will also assist with general site cleanup as needed. 5:00PM - 7:30PM Transportation Captain: Guy Shuman
After the Ride Monday, June 6
Transportation - Cupertino Locker 8:00AM - 11:00AM Storage locker, Mary St, Cupertino. Volunteers will unload the large truck's contents and reload into the storage locker. Task involves some lifting and working outside washing equipment. All coolers will be emptied, washed, and cleaned. Transportation Captain: Guy Shuman
Workers' Ride and Fiesta! Saturday, June 11
Workers' Picnic/Fiesta: – Setup, Cleanup Sat, June 11, 10:00AM - 4:00PM Huddart Park, 1100 Kings Mountain Rd. Woodside. Volunteers will gather needed equipment from the locker, help set up the site and clean up the site afterwards. Co-Captain: TBD Co-Captain: Cindy Asrir
Workers' Ride: - Saturday, June 11. Route options, 3-4 TBD.