In a little over two months, 250 volunteers will be needed to support the Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic that takes place on August 11 in West Chester, PA. Now in its 13th year, the event continues its growth pattern, creating a greater need for volunteers. For this year’s edition, the race organizer, Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, has issued a call for additional volunteers.
“The event is a huge production,” said Mark Yoder, president of the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce. “Right now, we need volunteers to work in many areas. Believe me, there’s something for everyone.”
Throughout race day, there will be numerous opportunities for volunteers, starting with the Rothman Institute Amateur Race Trials that takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the campus of Bayard Rustin High School. Hundreds of local riders will compete in various race categories to determine the field for the Rothman Institute Amateur Criterium to be held later that day as part of the Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic.
In downtown West Chester, set-up for the Iron Hill Pro Men’s Criterium and the Brumbaugh Wealth Management Pro Women’s Criterium will begin at 1:00 p.m. These major Mid-Atlantic professional races, along with a full slate of family-focused events, will attract thousands of visitors from all over the region. Volunteers are needed to help race organizers in a range of tasks, including set-up, take-down, and marshaling. All Chamber volunteers will receive a special commemorative pink T-shirt and meal vouchers. Volunteers can sign-up here.
“It is our priority to support the community we serve, so every year we commit as many people as possible to volunteer on behalf of Benchmark Federal Credit Union,” says David LaSala, CEO of Benchmark Federal Credit Union, title sponsor of the event. “Race fans have grown accustomed to spotting our volunteers in their bright green T-shirts along the race route. It’s a tradition we are proud to uphold every year.”
“Volunteers have formed the backbone of the race and made it what it is today. We are fortunate to have an incredible group of people and businesses lending a hand to put on a world-class athletic event of this caliber,” commented Yoder.
Volunteers can sign-up here.
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Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic, sponsored by Benchmark Federal Credit Union 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 adult tag-team tricycle relay 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. #WCBikeRace
About Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce:
The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, located in the heart of Chester County, PA is a membership based not-for-profit organization providing resources, advocacy and educational opportunities to help local businesses and entrepreneurs build relationships, promote their business, grow their network, address their most serious business challenges and become an integral part of the community. www.GreaterWestChester.com
About Benchmark Federal Credit Union:
Benchmark Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative that is owned by its members and is the only federal credit union to exclusively serve Chester County. Benchmark FCU members enjoy a complete suite of financial services including free checking, home banking, mobile banking, and Benchmark Retirement & Investment Services. Anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Chester County, PA is eligible to join Benchmark FCU. www.BenchmarkFCU.org