City in search of volunteers for 2019 Amgen Tour of California

The 178 riders of the Amgen Tour of California take off from the starting line at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall as they start the final leg of the Amgen bike race in Valencia in May 2016. Dan Watson/The Signal

The city of Santa Clarita is in search of volunteers for the 2019 Amgen Tour of California.

On May 18, the city will host the final stage of both the men’s and women’s races of the Tour de France-style cycling road race that challenges top professional cycling teams to complete a seven-day, seven-stage course.

“This year, over 100 course marshals are needed to ensure the race goes smoothly and is an event for all to enjoy,” the city said in a news release Tuesday.

Course marshals will assist with coordination and safety as assigned to designated areas along the race course, including driveways and parking lots. Each volunteer will be responsible for keeping the course clear of pedestrians, spectators, cars and other possible obstructions for cyclists to maintain the safety of both the competitors and spectators.

Volunteer shifts will be available from 8 a.m. to noon on May 18. In early May, volunteers will receive assignment details and locations via email.

“This is a great opportunity for Santa Clarita community members to witness professional athletes from all over the world compete in our city,” the news release reads. “Volunteers will have an up-close view of this exciting race, while contributing to the success of one of the city’s biggest events.”

To sign up to volunteer at the 2019 Amgen Tour of California, visit amgentourofcalifornia.com/volunteer.

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