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2024 Sequoia Volunteers

  • Sun, June 02, 2024
  • 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Multiple Locations
  • 87

Registration

  • Laydown RouteArrows marking route segments east of Skyline Blvd
  • Laydown Route Arrows to mark route segments west of Skyline Blvd
  • Greet and check pre-registered riders in for the ride. Distribute wristbands and route sheets.
  • Visit cycling hangouts and hand out referral cards.
  • Email captain Eben Haber (eben@habers.us) answering the following questions:

    How early are you willing to start?
    How late can you work?
    How long are you willing to drive?
    What kind of bike rack do you have, if any?
  • Qualified person to assess and provide minor first aid to riders at the finish line.
  • Qualified person to assess and provide minor first aid to riders at the finish line.
  • You must be a licensed HAM operator with your own portable radio to fill this position. Please add your callsign after your last name when signing up.
  • Foothill College & Finish Line area w radio/sag team. Use Event Only Google Number to receive calls from riders needing SAG assistance. Relay emergency information to radio/sag crew. You will use an EVENT SPECIFIC Google Number to be printed on the route sheets.
  • Provide return transportation when Rest Stop Captains drop vans at coastside rest stops
  • Volunteers will set up the rest stop, serve snacks to riders, provide information, and close the rest stop.
  • Volunteers will set up the rest stop, serve snacks to riders, provide information, and close the rest stop.
  • Drive rental truck with water to rest stop, distribute water to riders.
  • Volunteers bike to Las Pulgas Water Temple, (Canada Rd is closed to car traffic). Bring backpack with snacks for Sequoia 38 mile course riders.
  • Setup tables, chairs, and bike racks. Direct riders out of Foothill College. Lifting of less than 20lbs, and a little squatting & stooping involved.
  • Setup tables, chairs, and bike racks. Direct riders out of Foothill College. Lifting of less than 20lbs, and a little squatting & stooping involved.
  • Direct riders to parking lot 1 and assist in locating available spaces. Direct drop-off and overflow parkers to lot 8. Those wanting to ride the shorter Sequoia routes should let Judy know and we will release you in time to do so.
  • Come help set up the signs, markers, flags, decorations, and other amenities at Foothill College. Lifting of less than 20lbs, and a little squatting & stooping involved.
  • Cheer riders as they cross finish line; direct riders to rest rooms, bike valet & lunch areas; keep lunch area clean & empty trash, keep sodas iced.
  • Cheer riders as they cross finish line; direct riders to rest rooms, bike valet & lunch areas; keep lunch area clean & empty trash, keep sodas iced, Take down tables and chairs and stack for vendor to pickup. Take down awnings and load into truck. Empty trash cans and load into truck. Lifting of less than 20lbs, and a little squatting & stooping involved.
  • Lifting of less than 20lbs, and a little squatting & stooping involved.
  • Setup bike valet area and bike racks. Manage bike check in and claim checks while riders enjoy finish area celebration.
  • Manage bike check in and claim checks while riders enjoy finish area celebration.
  • Manage bike check in and claim checks while riders enjoy finish area celebration. Help disassemble bike racks and fence. Load into truck. Lifting of less than 20lbs, and a little squatting & stooping involved.

Register

THE SEQUOIA


Volunteers are what make The Sequoia a great cycling event and the Western Wheelers a great club. It takes a village to provide a ride.

The Volunteer TEAM.

Thank you, Team Western Wheelers!


Sign up to help make The Sequoia 2024 a great event

  1. Review Volunteer Positions on the left column of this page. 
  2. Consider Critical Positions listed below.
  3. Click Registration Button select your job and follow the flow.

After you finish registering for a job, you can register again for another job or shift.

Volunteer Gift

Sequoia Volunteers will receive a pair of Sequoia socks in appreciation of your work to make The Sequoia 2024 a great event. When you register, specify sock size and preferred color.


         

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Workers Rides & Party

Volunteers, registration opens in March for the big Party

Saturday, June 8

12:00 - 2:00

Huddart Park, Woodside, CA

 

The Sequoia 2024 Critical Volunteer Positions

BEFORE the Ride (Thru) Saturday, June 1

Route Marking: Drive The Sequoia Routes and put down RouteArrows markers at each turn/decision point. 2 teams; one Bayside the other Coastside. Captain: Michael Yadlowski

Filled, Thank You! Transportation - Friday Loading: Fri, May 31 - 12:15 PM - 3:00 PM 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 the Ride – Sunday, June 2

Foothill College Start Area AM Parking & Traffic: 5:00AM – 9:00AM, Greet and guide riders/volunteers coming in entrance road to Lot 1. Captain: Judy DeFranco

Medically qualified person available by phone: Medical professional available to help riders seeking medical support. Two shifts 6;00AM - 11:00AM and 11:00AM - 5:00PM.

SAG: Drivers follow assigned routes to assist riders. SAG volunteers can be passengers in cars or drive alone and may be accompanied by a HAM radio volunteer. Each driver can expect to drive 100-200 miles over the course of a 3–5-hour shift. You will carry a pump, repair parts (tires, tubes, and cables), light snacks and water, all except water, supplied by the club. Driver can receive payment of $40 to defray the cost of gasoline.

We will be sending out SAG drivers on the course in a rolling fashion throughout the day. After signing up, send an email to team captain Eben Haber (eben@habers.us) answering the following questions:

  • How early are you willing to start?
  • How late can you work?
  • How long are you willing to drive?
  • What kind of bike rack do you have, if any?

Captain: Eben Haber

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) & 5 rest stops. Captain: Bob DeFranco

Emergency Phone Contact: Foothill College & Finish Line area w radio/sag team. 2 shifts 6:00AM – 12;00PM and 12:00PM – 5:00PM. Use Event Only Google Number to receive calls from riders needing SAG assistance. Relay emergency information to radio/sag crew. You will use an EVENT SPECIFIC Google Number to be printed on the route sheets. 

Foothill College First Aid Coordinator:  Support first aid needs at the Finish Line. Qualified Medical/EMT training is preferred. Monitor riders as they finish; look for stress/heat issues. Contact/in touch with Foothill College Fire/EMT Station. Two shifts; 6:00AM - 11:00AM, 11:00 am - 5:00PM. 

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. Rest Stops at La Honda, Loma Mar Store (Filled), Bike Hut, Kings Mt., Portola Valley (Filled).

Foothill College Finish Area Setup: 1person 4:00AM + 2 more at 5:00AM-9:00AM Setup Finish Area 1E  Captain: Russ Hull

Foothill College Flags, and Pendants: Gather flags and pendants from the locker. Set up at the start of day in Lot 1.  Move to the Finish Line later in the morning, Lot 1E. Take down flags, signs and pendants at end of the day and return to locker. Two shifts, 5:00AM-9:30AM, 3:00PM-6:00PM Captain: Don DeFever

Bike Parking Valet: 3 shifts; 11:00AM-2:00PM, 12:00PM-3:30PM, 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 Finish Area Hospitality: 2 Shifts, 11:00AM-3:00PM,  3:00PM-7:00PM.  Setup, flagging, concierge, Finish Line Arch, sodas, cleanup. Direct and cheer returning riders to the lunch spot, and clear tables. Captain: Connie Jorgensen

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. 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Transportation Captain: Guy Shuman. 

Day After the Ride – Monday, June 3

Sign Pickup and Arrow Removal: Beginning at 3:00 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: Michael Yadlowski

Filled, Thank You: Transportation - Cupertino Locker: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Storage locker, Mary St, Cupertino. Volunteers will unload the large truck's contents and reload it 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.  


Saturday, June 8

Workers' Ride: Ride Leader needed for 3 -4 options.

Filled: Workers' Party: Set up for a catered meal and have fun!