Hello Volunteers!!!!

To register to be a volunteer at the Homeless Veterans Time Trial on Saturday May 17, 2014, please fill in the form at the bottom of this page.  

Thanks to you we have a very exciting day on Saturday May 17!  Because of you the event will raise over $6,000 for the Homeless Veterans Resource Center in Huntington.  The center serves veterans in need in the Tri-State area.  Thank you!!!

So here is what to expect on Saturday morning;

1.  Please report to the gazebo at Pullman Square before 7:00 a.m.  Here you will receive your t-shirt, cowbell, and assigned intersection.  This event will go on "rain or shine."  

2.  We will have donuts, bananas, apples, coffee, and water for you.  Starbucks is also opening at 7:00 a.m. to accommodate our crowd.  There will also be information about ACE, your local resource for cycling, and the upcoming Summer Motion Bike Tour in July 2014.  

3.  Please wear your safety t-shirt while at your intersection.  Feel free to cheer on the racers and warn traffic with your cowbell.  

4.  Drive to your intersection.  There should be a place to park near your assigned spot.  

5.  Arrive at your intersection and be ready before 7:45 a.m.  This is critical!!!  The Huntington Police Department has the final say on safety and if we do not have all of the unlit intersections patrolled with volunteers before the start of the race they will not permit the race to take place.  So please be at your post by 7:45 a.m.  It is vital that all volunteers who registered show up on Sunday or the race may not take place.  

6.  Be prepared and stay vigilant.  Racers will be traveling at 16-30 mph.  So things will be moving very fast.  You need to anticipate a fast cyclist and prepare for safe crossing through your intersection.  Please monitor traffic within your block including cars backing up onto the street.  

7.  In case a racer has a mechanical issue and cannot fix their bike and they request transport back to the start please phone Jim Ross (606) 922-2002.  

8.  If there is an accident requiring medical assistance please call 911 first.  Then please notify me at (304) 634-0372.

9.  Racers will be on the course from 8-9:45 a.m.  Please look for the truck picking up the safety cones which will signal the end of the race.  If things go according to plan, our last cyclist is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m.  This cyclist should finish the course in under 15 minutes.  So in a perfect world the race will be over by 9:45, but please confirm the end of the race before leaving your post.  

10.  Please join us for awards following the race.  

11.  There will be a large group road ride following the race of approximately 30 miles.  You are welcome to join us.  There may be some hill climbing on this route, but the group will be very accommodating to all levels of riders.  Road bikes are HIGHLY recommended.  I just don't want you to get into a scenario where you feel like you can't cycle the terrain.  Southern Ohio is the initial route planned.  Rain will likely cancel this ride.  

Again Thank You for your generosity!  I am humbled at the response we have had for this event. Don't hesitate to contact me with questions.  We look forward to hosting your for a very exciting morning on Saturday May 17, 2014. See you then!!!

Sincerely, 
Jeff Ball

(304) 634-0372

Thank you for volunteering for the Time Trial. Each year, cyclists from the Tri-State engage in numerous activities to raise funds for the Homeless Veterans Resource Center in Huntington. The center provides critical support to veterans in 24 counties across the region. Last year, generous donations and sponsors provided $28,000 to the center. These funds are used to purchase home-starter kits that help transform a house into a home.  

As a volunteer, you are providing support to our veterans as well as creating an exciting exercise and competition opportunity for cyclists in the Tri-State.  Each volunteer will receive a free, high-tech T-shirt for their efforts.  In addition, you will receive a COWBELL and a water bottle!

The Time Trial is set for Saturday May 17, 2014, in downtown Huntington. The time window for the race is from 8-10 a.m. Traffic will be controlled to a limited degree by the Huntington Police Department, and safety cones will outline the course. One lane will be committed to the cyclists.  

Volunteers will meet at the Pullman Square fountain no later than 7 a.m. to receive instructions. You must be at least 16 years of age or older to be a volunteer. You will be assigned a location on the course and can then drive to your location. All volunteers should be free to leave the event by 9:45 a.m. You will work with police and event staff in directing traffic through intersections on the course. 

Jeff Ball

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