Battenkill-Roubaix Race Update
March 26, 2007 Christine Hoffer
518-677-5741 ext 720
BATTENKILL ROUBAIX SEEKS
The Battenkill Roubaix is Saturday, April 14 in Salem, New York. www.battenkillroubaix.com This will be the largest Pro/Am cycling race in the Northeast in 2007! AND the fastest-growing Pro/Am race in the US!!! Once again, this year's race will benefit the public libraries of Southern Washington County the race gave approximately $5,000 to the public libraries in our region and Farm Team Cycling and Farm Team Cycling, a local cycling club for juniors www.farmteamcycling.org In all, 4000-5000 racers and spectators are expected! New York State estimates that each day tripper spends on average $93 per person per day – gas, lodging, food, souvenirs- this statistic could mean in excess of $13,000 in sales tax revenues for the Battenkill Valley.
Currently 831 racers are registered from 20 US States and Canada. The final number of registrants will approach 1000 by race day. A link to a recent press release announcing the Race Expo, Battenkill-Roubaix Recovery Ride, among other exciting additions to this year's event. http://www.battenkillroubaix.com/Press.html
To make this race a success we need approximately 150 volunteers to register racers, marshal the course and provide guidance and assistance to the racers, their friends and families while they are visiting the Battenkill Valley. Your help is very much needed and appreciated! What we need is:
Pace car drivers
Race marshals to make this race successful and safe.
There will be a 20-30 minute pre-race training session on Saturday morning, before the race at the Salem School at 7:30 with coffee & refreshments. At this time distribution of safety materials and equipment – Volunteers not able to attend the morning training session or who are assigned in remote areas of the course - perhaps near their houses - can arrange to be trained and receive their materials prior to race day. Attached is a map of the race-if the course goes past your home-you can help out by marshalling at an intersection near you.
In addition to our appreciation of your time and energies you will receive:
Food & refreshments
Race t-shirt, safety equipment, and other surprises.
If you have already confirmed your availability to help out, then THANKS! – but, spread the word amongst your friends, family, colleges and neighborhoods. NEW volunteers please call Christine Hoffer, Rice Mansion Inn at 518-677-5741 ext 720 or e-mail email@example.com