If you joined us last year to watch as Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer and their cycling colleagues roar around the Rose Bowl, you know what a thrill it is to have them in town. They’re coming back in late May for the next Amgen Tour of California, aka the Tour de Sunshine. Many of the world’s best cyclists will race the 800-mile course, which goes from Nevada City to Thousand Oaks, passing through six other host towns. “Our” leg of the tour takes place on May 21st, when the cyclists race through Pasadena and then head east to make a grueling mountain climb up to Big Bear and Arrowhead.
The city of Pasadena and the race organizers have put out the word that they need volunteers to help the event move through town smoothly. Most needed are course marshalls, who are assigned a spot on the course to supervise. If you’d like to be part of the excitement, go to amgentourofcalifornia.com for details.