'17 Devil Mountain Double Staff

Volunteer Opportunities

Submit A Volunteer Request

There are two primary functions: staffing/stocking the rest stops; and driving SAG. We also can use help the days leading up to the ride purchasing/organizing rest-stop supplies and the days following cleaing and packing gear and the like. One final service opportunity is in supporting the staff ride which will be held Saturday April 22nd this year. The staff ride can be a long day, but in recent times we've done our best to share the load among several people so that you're not out there all day.

Rest stops are open between 2.5 and 6 hours with the later rest stops being open longer as the riders get more spread out. The primary function of the rest stop workers is to assist riders as they come through. The fast riders tend to spend little, if any, time at the rest stops, with the time spent by riders increasing as the field moves through. The early rest stops can be a bit hectic at times, especially the first one. Each stop is well stocked with provisions that we have found to be appropriate at different points in the ride. Each rest stop will have a captain (are you interested?) and an assistant to provide direction to the group. The rest stops and related open times are listed below. The open times are correct. The closing times are estimates as the official close time is when the last rider departs. It generally takes two trucks to stock each rest stop. If you would be willing to stop by the Marriott in San Ramon on the way and help transport supplies, please let me know what kind of vehicle. And of course there is always stuff leftover (our goal is not to run out, and thus there is always extra) that needs transporting back to Start/Finish when the rest stop closes. If you can help on the back end just let me know.

SAG drivers generally drive from early until late, although on occasion we have had people drive a part of the day. You need to be confident driving around cyclists. Most likely you will drive between 300 and 400 miles before the day is done. It is also helpful if you have a vehicle capable of carrying cyclists and their respective machines if they need to pull from the ride. SAG drivers do not generally bring riders back to Start/Finish, but rather typically carry riders that are pulling to the next rest-stop where we work out a way back to Start/Finish for them, most likely with rest stop workers when the rest stop closes.

Below you will find a list of basic opportunities. When you've decided what would work best for you, please fill out the Submit A Volunteer Request
  Date Time Primary Location # Desired # Assigned Description
Staff Ride Support 4/22 5:00 AM
- 2:00 AM
Course 4
0
SAG support for Staff ride - 1st shift from Start to Junction (5:00 AM-3:00 PM); 2nd shift from Junction to Finish (3:00 PM - 2:00 AM).
Ride Prep - Wednesday 4/26 4:00 PM
- 9:00 PM
Danville 3
0
Retrieve U-Haul cargo vans. Inventory existing supplies. Cleaning coolers (wear old clothes). Organize equipment, supplies and Hammer products for rest stops.
Ride Prep - Thursday 4/27 9:00 AM
- 7:00 PM
Vacaville / San Ramon 4
0
Inventory existing supplies. Transport equipment and supplies from Vacaville/East Bay to Marriott Hotel in San Ramon. Organize and distribute equipment and supplies for rest stops.
Ride Prep - Friday 4/28 9:00 AM
- 5:00 PM
San Ramon
6
0
Costo shopping for food/drinks and replenishing supplies. Organize and distribute food and remaining supplies for rest stops.
Evening Registration 4/28 4:30 PM
- 9:00 PM
Marriott
4
0
Rider check-in; Sale of merchandise.
Morning Registration 4/29 3:45 AM
- 6:00 AM
Marriott
3
1
Rider check-in.
RS #1 - Mount Diablo 4/29 5:20 AM
- 8:30 AM
Top of Diablo
8
1
Rather hectic rest-stop; High energy; Excitement.
RS #2 - Morgan Territory 4/29 7:30 AM
- 11:30 AM
Top of Morgan T.
8
0
Beautiful location at the top of Morgan Territory.
Checkpoint #2A - Patterson Pass 4/29 9:00 AM
- 12:30 PM
False Summit - Patterson Pass
4
0
Just beyond the false summit; Can be breezy; Primary a checkpoint and water stop.
RS #3 - Mines Rd 4/29 9:45 AM
- 2:00 PM
Mines Rd Mile 4
6
0
Nice location just beyond the turnoff to Del Valle.
Water Stop #3A - Mines Mile 17 4/29 10:45 AM
- 3:00 PM
Mines Rd Mile 17
2
0
Water-only stop; Could be critical on a warm day like we had in 2007.
RS #4 - The Junction 4/29 11:30 AM
- 4:30 PM
Junction Cafe
4
0
Great little cafe literally in the middle of nowhere.
Checkpoint #4A - Base of Hamilton 4/29 1:00 PM
- 6:30 PM
6 Miles below Hamilton Summit
2
0
Also a HAM radio location. Generally water and a few snack items only.
RS #5 - Crothers Rd 4/29 1:30 PM
- 9:00 PM
10517 Crothers Road
2
0
The home of long-time Quack supporter. Includes a real bathroom.
Checkpoint #5A - Pet-the-Goat 4/29 3:00 PM
- 11:00 PM
1.4 miles past Sierra Summit
4
1
Top-of-the-driveway. Alto the goat often spending time with the riders as well. Can be cool.
RS #6 - Sunol Train Station 4/29 4:00 PM
- 12:00 AM
Sunol
6
0
Niles Canyon Railway parking lot. Open for a long time. Can get cold.
Finish 4/29 5:30 PM
- 3:00 AM
Marriott
3
0
Check-in of riders. Help with food and drinks. Hear lots of cool stories.
Radio Net Control 4/29 5:00 AM
- 3:00 AM
Marriott
-
0
Radio Net Control
SAG 4/29 5:00 AM
- 3:00 AM
Entire Course
6
0
The middle of the action - all day.
Sunday Cleanup 4/30 8:00 AM
- 1:00 PM
SR Marriott-Vacaville
4
0
Organize remains. Cleanup and storage of equipment. Load vans.
Ride Wrap - Monday after 5/01 8:00 AM
- 1:00 PM
Danville 2
1
Inventory existing supplies. Clean and store equipment.
Ride Wrap - Tuesday after 5/02 8:00 AM
- 1:00 PM
Danville 2
0
Transport equipment and supplies from Danville to Vacaville. Store equipment in Quack shed.
Ride Wrap - Wednesday after 5/03 8:00 AM
- 1:00 PM
Danville 2
0
Finalize storage of equipment and supplies. Return U-Haul vans.