Volunteer Instructions for 2019 (blue text = link)
Check in ASAP at the red South Bay Wheelmen tent north of S/F line - Steve or Chuck
Volunteer Assignment Matrix. Contact "stevewhitsitt" or "sbwvolunteers" at gmail-dot-com for changes. a = assigned (starting point), x = committed. We are short handed this year as of now, so do as much as you can, and ask around if trustworthy friends would like to score a shirt and some lunch and be eligible (non-SBW volunteers only) for a Beach Cruiser bike drawing. Have them sign up at https://www.volunteersignup.org/BFB4X. See below for instructions for specific course marshal jobs.
Course Marshal Matrix, updated several times (refresh browser window) until late night before race day - then see Steve or Chuck in the tent on race day.
Volunteer parking. There is no parking on the course. Lots near 15th St and Valley/Ardmore (e.g. City Hall & Post Office/Joslyn Center) are reserved for City workers and Vendors and must display special passes. Cars are towed before 5am Sunday. If you arrive very early (before 5am) for setup, you can access some side streets from Ardmore. Lot 8 is closed (greenbelt between Valley and Armore N of 15th to MB Blvd). After 5a you can try city lots in the link above (also under "Maps" menu tab), some of which have 10hr limits with credit card meters. Residential side streets have no meters, and any restrictions (obey!) are on signs. But you cannot cross the course by car from 5am to 4pm (see "Maps tab for course map). And there is no parking on the course during that period (except for vendors and team cars with special passes)
Course Marshal Tips
Summary of what to bring and how to interact with bystanders - safety first.
Course Marshal Instructions
We've consolidated some positions because of the wider coverage by CSC (MBPD contractor) at key positions. The 18th and Ardmore marshal will now (our volunteers only) sweep the area around 17/18/19th streets from a vantage point on the inside of the course and whistle when the peleton and/or Pace Car approaches, coming up the hill from turn 1/2. Also remain watchful for any dangers to pedestrians, bikes, or cars at these intersections due to cars leaving or returning from the residential areas. See the course map on the Maps menu.
Race Protocols/Instructions especially for course marshals and police - 2019 Rev B
Chuck Watson's updated manual of operations and protocols for course marshals - important for safety - READ!
Special Instructions - Marshals assigned to 18th, 17th, and 15th Streets (there is no 16th St) in particular must understand the procedure for getting cars out and in to 17th Street (cul-de-sac). Also, Blanche (now used for team car staging), Valley & 15th (staging), 15th & Highland (VIPs) marshals all have specific responsibilities.
City Course Map(same as 2017) showing team car staging location
Here are links to compact pdfs for these specific job descriptions
Blanche - Team Car Staging (NOT at 15th St)
Highland/15th - City employees, Residents, VIPs; No team cars (go to Blanche via Highland/Marine - course map)
Turn 1 - Race staging
15th St/Ardmore - Cars returning to 17th
17th St/Ardmore - Leaving or returning
18th St/Ardmore - cars leaving 17th