Additional Volunteers Needed for West Chester’s 13th Annual  Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic

West Chester, PA – April 12, 2017 – When the Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic hits the streets of downtown West Chester on Saturday, August 12, hundreds of volunteers will form the backbone of the event. Over its 12-year history, the event has grown nearly ten-fold. With this surge in popularity, numerous events and family activities, comes a real need for additional volunteers. For this year’s edition, the race-day organizer, Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, has issued an early call for volunteers.

VolunteersNeeded“Over the years, we have been fortunate to have an incredible army of people lending a hand to put on this world-class athletic event,” said Mark Yoder, President of the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, “And this year, we anticipate a greater need for more volunteers in all areas throughout the day.”

There are a wide range of volunteering opportunities for all preferences: Community Festival set-up, Kid’s Zone set-up, race-course fence and barricade set-up, registration, course marshaling, crossing guards, tear-down and dismantling as well as other functions.

For those who can spare time in the morning and early afternoon, the Rothman Institute Amateur Qualifiers would be the perfect choice. The 9-race series takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the campus of the Bayard Rustin High School off Rt. 926.

VolunteerTshirtIn addition to the satisfaction of being part of this iconic West Chester tradition, volunteers will receive a special race t-shirt and food vouchers. For more information and to sign up, visit

BTCC_Logo_400pxWideBenchmark Twilight Cycling Classic is a day of fun and excitement for the entire family beginning at 3:30pm with the West Chester Dental Arts Kids’ Race. Sign up your children to participate in a series of age-determined sprints for children between 3 to 10. At 4:00pm the Kids’ Zone and Community Festival open with a great choice of family-friendly activities. Next up, 4:30pm finds adult-sized tricycles taking over Gay Street for the Tolsdorf Trike Challenge, a double-elimination tag-team tricycle race. The excitement continues to build, first with the Rothman Institute Amateur Criterium at 5:45pm (Trials at 8:00am at Bayard Rustin High School), followed by the Brumbaugh Wealth Management Pro Women’s Criterium at 6:45pm, culminating at 8pm with the Iron Hill Pro Men’s Criterium.