We have an amazing club here in Nanaimo. We put on close to one hundred events each year requiring untold hours of volunteer time and labour. For that, I thank each and every one of you.
But it hasn`t always been smooth sailing. Too many times its been feast or famine. We either have no one to man the corners and are about to cancel the race or everyone shows up in their runners and we have no one to race.
This year we`re going to try something different.
First, for series points to count every rider must volunteer for at least one event.
Criteriums require a minimum of: 3 marshalls to man the corners. 6 marshalls or 2 per corner is preferred 1 volunteer to help with the lap board and spotting racers as they cross the line Time trials require 1 volunteer to hold riders at start and spot riders at finish line 1 volunteer to marshall the turn around
You`ll notice it takes a lot more help to run a criterium than a time trial, so if all you race are the time trials and you don`t want to miss one there is lots of opportunity to help out on Tuesdays.
Secondly, we`re asking that anyone who is able to volunteer for an event go to our webscorer page and register for the event you can help at. This way everyone can see whether or not we have enough volunteers and can plan accordingly. Most of you have already been looking ahead and planning your holidays and summer riding. So if you already know that you`re going to be taking it easy before Race the Ridge why not sign up and let us know you`ll help out.
Third, every time you volunteer to help out at a club event you will be entered for a draw prize at our AGM. We have been working with our local bike shops and will have a brand new wheelset and a Helmet/Shoe package up for a grabs in addition to any other swag we have managed to procure over the season for you.