Thursday, May 14, 2009

Call For Bike Race Volunteers!



Volunteer Corps Gearing Up for 25th Running of

TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship



AUDUBON, Pa. (May 5, 2009) – With the commitment of two new sponsors last week – SugarHouse and Foxwoods casinos – and growing public support of the “Embrace the Race” campaign, organizers of the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship are working in overdrive to bring a sensational race-day experience to the City for the event’s 25th year. 


But they can’t do it without you!  Hundreds of volunteers are needed for race day, Sunday, June 7, 2009, in the following areas:  course marshals (over 300 needed), stage crew, foreign language interpreters, hospitality, marketing and public relations, and driver support.

 “Whether you’re a cyclist yourself or someone who wants to see how a world-class sporting event unfolds on the city streets of Philadelphia, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to be a part of the 25th running of cycling’s biggest single-day professional race,” said Jerry Casale, chief operating officer of Pro Cycling Tour and co-founder of the Philly race.  “This is unlike any other event in the country, and volunteering is an incredible way to experience it,” he said.  “Show off your civic pride, and help us host a safe and memorable race day for everyone!”

The volunteer corps has developed quite a following over the event’s 25-year history.  People return year after year for duty, with many traveling to Philadelphia from across the country just to be a part of the festivities.

For more information on how you can become a Philly race volunteer, including requirements and sign-up procedures, go to -- click here for a description of the positions and application link,  or go directly to sign up at this link:

To learn more about the Embrace the Race campaign and how you and other cycling fans can help organizers finish off the fundraising gap through VIP ticket purchases and other donations, go to

For more information on the Pro Cycling Tour or the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship, visit