Western Wheelers Bicycle Club
 

Support your club! The Sequoia is our fund-raising event which makes possible all the picnics, parties and other events the club hosts (you didn’t think your dues covered all that did you?). A few hundred volunteers are needed to make this event run smoothly.

The volunteer opportunities are arranged in order of date and time, with the earliest at the top. Just scroll down to find your event and register.

Volunteers who register, other than for home baking, by May 1 will receive either a gift of a one year extension of your individual club membership (or $25 towards your family membership). or (if their schedule allows) a free Sequoia registration. If you select the Sequoia registration, you will need to find the registration code on your confirmation email and use that code to register for the Sequoia as a Guest Sequoia volunteer. Your confirmation will also include a code to permit you to buy a tee shirt on the tee shirt site at a substantial discount. 

Volunteers may also ride on the Workers’ ride on June 7 and are invited to the Workers’ Picnic on June 8.

NOTE: If you’re volunteering for multiple roles, you have to sign up for them one at a time, returning to this page each time. It’s not as convenient as it could be, we know, but that’s how this software service we’re using works.

Upcoming events

    • Sun, January 26, 2014
    • Sat, May 31, 2014
    • Various
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    The Food Planning Team is responsible for planning menus for all venues, for ordering food from vendors, for preparing food distribution lists, and for monitoring distribution. Team members may also be asked to pick up food from some vendors. One or more team member document returned food to assist in planning for next year.

    • Mon, January 27, 2014
    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • Various
    • 4
    This Team includes the Sequoia Team, the assistant chair, finance, website management and the documentation team (responsible for the manual and other documentation. The team works year-round.
    • Mon, January 27, 2014
    • Thu, May 01, 2014
    • Various
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    This is a catch-all for teams that have duties related to advertising. We have the following jobs, some of which have occupants:

    Logo and jersey design: Linda VanderHuele
    Flyer and ad design: Ricki McGlashan
    Community Outreach: Vickie Romo + 1 OPEN
    Facebook Administrator: Ken Lee
    Photography: Dave Ziegler and Ron Dell'aquino
    Publicity and Flyer Distribution: 3-4 openings, Ricki will organize this

    • Mon, January 27, 2014
    • Thu, May 01, 2014
    • Various
    • 1
    This is a team of 1, with Greg Winters as the team.

    The team will obtain necessary permits for rest stop locations and from state, county and municipal authorities.
    • Mon, January 27, 2014
    • Sat, May 31, 2014
    • Various
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    This is a team of 1, with Ken Lum as the team.

    The team will review the contents of the first aid kits for appropriateness, revise instructions, order any necessary  additional supplies and send information to rest stop chairs and SAG prior to the Sequoia.
    • Sat, February 01, 2014
    • Sat, May 31, 2014
    • Your home
    • 7
    The Recruiting staff is responsible for filling all Sequoia volunteer vacancies. Recruiting begins after our team captains have done initial recruiting of prior-year volunteers. We will also announce that on-line sign up is open. We will then determine what additional volunteers are needed to staff the Sequoia and you will contact members who have not yet volunteered to urge them to participate. Last minute recruiting is often needed to fill in for volunteers who have to drop out.
    • Fri, April 11, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sat, May 31, 2014
    • 1:00 PM
    • Your home

    This is your chance to put your expert baking skills to use for the club or to acquire new baking skills. Last year's home baked goodies drive was so successful that we're doing it again! We're accepting cookies, muffins, breads or whatever can conveniently be consumed by a bicycle rider. If you don't have a recipe or much time, you can even make brownies from a mix. You can bake ahead and freeze your donation. Just sign up and let Jani Richards know what you will bake and when you can deliver it. You can deliver on Saturday to the food distribution locale at Foothill College between 10 a.m. and noon or to a rest stop (especially if you're volunteering there).

    We're looking for homebaked breads (nut, fruit or whatever) and afternoon snacks such as brownies. Use your imagination. If you need a source of very ripe bananas Jani can help. Just call or email Jani at 650-694-7531 or janirr@hotmail.com. 

    • Fri, May 30, 2014
    • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Storage locker, Mary St, Cupertino
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Volunteers will remove equipment from the storage locker and load it into the large rental truck. Some moderate lifting involved. 

    • Sat, May 31, 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Storage locker, Mary St, Cupertino
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Volunteers will pick up rental vans as needed, then assist in picking up supplies at various venders as well as unload/reload the large truck at the distribution center. The club will provide lunch.

    • Sat, May 31, 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Foothill College
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Food distribution is done the day before the Sequoia. Trucks containing the food and equipment for all venues is brought to the distribution site. Volunteers sort the food and equipment for each rest stop and help load cars and vans of the rest stop volunteers. Lunch will be provided.


    • Sat, May 31, 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Foothill College
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Volunteers will sweep and place arrows on the road to indicate the routes. They will also place signs at locations where routes diverge and at potentially hazardous locations. We have a separate listing for a volunteer on Sunday to drive out to correct marking failures and to pick up a sign or two. Must have a car.

    • Sat, May 31, 2014
    • 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bicycle Outfitters, 963 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Volunteers will deliver prepaid Sequoia jerseys and Tee Shirts to riders and will also sell jerseys, 2011 Sequoia water bottles and prior year Tee shirts and jerseys. One volunteer will be responsible for accepting credit card payment (iphone 4 required).
    • Sat, May 31, 2014
    • 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bicycle Outfitters, 963 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Registration volunteers greet riders, verify their registation, assign rider numbers and answer questions. The first group of riders leaves between 6 and 7 a.m. If registration is not full, one volunteer will be responsible for accepting registrations, verifying releases and accepting payment (iphone 4 required).

    Early check-in is done the day before the Sequoia and is for both assigning numbers to riders and accepting additional registrations. The number of spaces is limited, due to space and need considerations.
    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Bike Hut, Tunitas Creek Road
    • 1
    All riders on the 100 K, 100 mile and 200K pass through this rest stop. Volunteers will  serve snacks to riders and provide information. Volunteers will clean the site and return materials to Foothill College. One volunteer may be asked to pick up any needed supplies before starting the shift.

    The team leader has not been selected.
    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 5:15 AM - 9:15 AM
    • Foothill College, El Monte Blvd., Los Altos Hills
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    This is the first shift for the Start/Finish at Foothill College. You will be asked to direct incoming traffic to parking areas, unload tables, help Registration set up tables and bike racks, set out coffee and bagels for workers and riders, provide water for bottles, and generally help riders get on the way.
    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 5:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Foothill College, El Monte Blvd., Los Altos Hills
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Registration volunteers greet riders, verify their registation, assign rider numbers and answer questions. The first group of riders leaves between 6 and 7 a.m. If registration is not full, one volunteer will be responsible for accepting registrations, verifying releases and accepting payment (iphone 4 required).

    Start/finish times may be staggered so that shifts can be shorter. Please do not register for the Sequoia unless you know that your shift will be finished by 9:45 a.m.
    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
    • Foothill College, El Monte Blvd., Los Altos Hills
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Terria Brewer will be the emergency contact.
    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Various Rest Stops
    • 7
    We are looking for somebody to lead this team. Please email the Sequoia Chair if interested.

    The team leader will solicit bicycle shops to provide mechanics. Members may also volunteer. Bicycle mechanics will be assigned to rest stops to make minor repairs to bicycles. Several bicycle shops have already indicated that they will participate.

    Ideally, this function will be staffed by mechanics from bicycle shops who will provide parts (for sale). All mechanics must know how to repair a bicycle and provide their own stand and tools. The club will provide a limited number of parts (tubes, cables) to member volunteers.

    Shift times will depend upon the location. Undiscovered Country Tours has offered to do safety checks at their site in the week before the Sequoia. A mechanic should also be available at the start for voluntary safety checks.


    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Saratoga Gap CDF, skyline Blvd
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    This is the first rest stop for all Sequoia riders.  All volunteers will set up rest stop; serve snacks to riders and provide information Some may be asked to pick up materials on May 31 at Foothill College.

    Duane Linden is the Team Leader.
    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    • Various
    • 13
    Road monitors serve a 3-5 hour shift at locations requiring extra eyes to watch for traffic. Some are located at rest stops, while others are located where riders make left turns across traffic. Monitors are provided with an orange vest and flags.
    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
    • Foothill College, El Monte Blvd., Los Altos Hills
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    You will be assigned a time slot of 4-5 hours duration. Volunteers will deliver prepaid Sequoia jerseys and Tee Shirts to riders and will also sell jerseys, 2011 Sequoia water bottles and prior year Tee shirts and jerseys. One volunteer will be responsible for accepting credit card payment (iphone 4 required).
    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    • Foothill College, El Monte Blvd., Los Altos Hills
    • 3
    You must be a licensed ham operator to volunteer for this activity. Radio operators serve a 2-6 hour shifts, either in a fixed location lacking adequate cell phone coverage or as the passenger in a SAG vehicle.

    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    • Foothill College, El Monte Blvd., Los Altos Hills
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    SAG drivers follow an assigned route to assist riders. Some SAG volunteers will be passengers in cars with another SAG or radio volunteer. Each driver can expect to drive 100-200 miles over the course of a 6 hour shift. You will carry repair parts (tires, tubes and cables), light snacks and water, all except water, supplied by the club. After your shift, drivers will be offered a payment of $30 to defray the cost of gasoline.

    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    • La Honda Gardens
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    All routes pass through this rest stop. Volunteers will do some food preparation on Saturday, set up the  rest stop; serve food to riders and provide information. Some may be asked to pick up materials on May 31 at Foothill College.

    Vickie Romo and Karin Nelson will lead this team.
    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Bike Hut, Tunitas Creek Road
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    All riders on the 100 K, 100 mile and 200K pass through this rest stop. Volunteers will set up rest stop; serve snacks to riders and provide information. Some may be asked to pick up materials on May 31 at Foothill College.

    The team leader has not been selected.
    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Foothill College, El Monte Blvd., Los Altos Hills
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    This is the second shift for the Start/Finish at Foothill College. You will be asked to set up lunch tables, direct returning riders to the lunch spot, and clear tables.

    Jon Blum will provide further information.
    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Saratoga Gap CDF, Skyline Blvd
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    This is the first rest stop for all Sequoia riders.  All volunteers will  serve snacks to riders, provide information and close the rest stop. Some may be asked to come slightly later and be on call to pick up any needed supplies.


    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • The Johnston House, 800 Higgins-Purisima Rd, Half Moon Bay
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    The 200K riders pass through this rest stop. Volunteers will set up rest stop; serve snacks to riders, provide information and clear the site after the riders have passed through. Some may be asked to pick up materials on May 31 at Foothill College.

    Roxana Heppner will lead this team.
    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Pescadero High School, Butano Cutoff
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    All riders on the Super Century routes pass through this rest stop. Volunteers serve snacks to riders and provide information. After riders have passed through, volunteers will pack up and clean the site before returning equipment to Foothill College.

    Paul Wendt will lead this team.
    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • La Honda Gardens
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    All routes pass through this rest stop. Volunteers may do some food preparation on Saturday,  serve food to riders and provide information. They will also clean up the site and load materials for return to Foothill.
    Vickie Romo and Karin Nelson will lead this team.
    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Tunitas Creek Road at Skyline Blvd.
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    The 100 K, 100 mile and 200 K routes pass through the Tunitas Water Stop. Chain Reaction Bicycle Shop provides soft drinks and a mechanic. You will set up tables and provide water (2-drums) and some energy snacks. A rental vehicle will be provided by the club. 
    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Foothill College, El Monte Blvd., Los Altos Hills
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    This is the third shift for the Start/Finish at Foothill College. You will be asked to  direct returning riders to the lunch spot, and clear tables.

    Steve Chapel will provide further information.
    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Foothill College, El Monte Blvd., Los Altos Hills
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    This is the last shift for the Start/Finish at Foothill College. You will be asked to  direct returning riders to the lunch spot, and clear tables, and help pack up and clean the site.

    Steve Chapel will provide further information.
    • Sun, June 01, 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Foothill College, Los Altos Hills
    • 5
    With help from site volunteers, the crew will load the large truck with all the supplies going back to the WW storage locker. Utilizing 2 rental vans and 1 personal van, the crew will also transfer all the rented tables, chairs, and coffee urns back to Suzie Shao’s house in Los Altos (or wherever they will be picked up). The crew will also assist VA volunteers with general clean up as needed.

    After completing all tasks, the crew will refuel and return the 2 rental vans to Hengehold in Palo Alto. The crew will also assure that drivers get transport back to their personal vehicles.

    • Mon, June 02, 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Along route
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Volunteers will check with Randall Braun to find out the locations of signs that are away from rest stops and drive parts of the course to retrieve them. The signs get returned to the storage locker.


    • Mon, June 02, 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Storage locker, Mary St, Cupertino
    • 1
    Volunteers will unload the large truck's contents into the storage locker. Task involves some lifting and working outside washing equipment. One volunteer will take some small items home and wash them. All coolers must be empty and clean. One volunteer will return the truck to the rental agency. Guy Shuman is organizing this activity.



    • Sat, June 07, 2014
    • 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Along route
    • 3
    Volunteers will check in riders at Shoup Park before the ride (may be done by ride leaders), plan, order and set up lunch for riders and clean up. 

    • Sun, June 08, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Along route
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    The Workers' Picnic is our way of thanking our volunteers for making the Sequoia possible. Volunteers will pick up equipment from the locker, set up the picnic site, serve food, and clean up the site after the picnic.

 

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