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    Default Taming of the Slough 2017 - Call For Volunteers

    The 2017 Taming of the Slough is just a few weeks away and we're looking for volunteers to help with the MTB leg of the race.

    Taming Tune Ups (meet at Illiniwek trailhead)
    Need 2-3 people to help with showing riders around the course and answering questions about the event, bike setup, riding skills, etc.

    Tune Up Schedule:
    • #1 - Friday August 25th - 5:00-7:30pm [I'll be gone this day and need someone to lead]
    • #2 - Friday September 1st - 5:00-7:30pm [I'll be gone this day and need someone to lead]
    • #3 - Friday September 8th - 5:00-7:30pm

    Taming of the Slough - Saturday September 16th
    • Course Setup (7:00-8:00am) need ~10 people. Also need someone to bring the FORC trailer to Illiniwek and haul it back after the event.
    • Course Marshals (8:00-11:00am) need at least 10 people [bring bug spray, water, and a chair]. Marshal Position Map Here
    • Course Teardown (11:00-12:00pm)

    Post Up which day and position you are available for if you can help. Volunteers also need to sign up as a River Action volunteer to reserve their free T-shirt. Volunteers get free pizza and beer, served at Empire Park, after the event!

    Volunteer List:

    Tune Up #1 - 8/25
    1. Steve B.
    2. Surge
    3. ...

    Tune Up #2 - 9/1
    1. Surge
    2. ...
    3. ...

    Tune Up #3 - 9/8
    1. Surge
    2. ...
    3. ...

    Taming of the Slough - 9/15
    1. Surge
    2. Steve B.
    3. JB
    4. Deb
    5. ...
    6. ...
    7. ...
    8. ...
    9. ...
    10. ...
    Last edited by DH001; 08-17-2017 at 03:02 PM.
    Trails don't build themselves.

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    I just signed up with River Action to course marshal the day of, I can probably help out with the tuneups also. Let me get a good spot in the woods

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    Deb and I will be able to help out were ever needed.
    JB
    "I've spent half of my life riding a bike, the other half I wasted!"

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    I can be there 8/25 for the tune up and should be available on race day.

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    Thanks for stepping up so far everyone. I'm going to try something different this year for course marking at the Tune Ups which will require fewer volunteers. We'll be putting out laminated course direction signs and keeping them up until the event so people can ride the course if they can't make the Tune Ups. Hopefully we won't need to put out additional arrows or tape off intersections for Tune Ups this way.
    Trails don't build themselves.

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    Reminder that the first Taming Tune Up session up is tonight. Course marking arrows are posted and further setup for the Tune Ups shouldn't be necessary this year.
    Trails don't build themselves.

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    This is coming up fast. Still looking for volunteers for course marshal positions. Will need at least 6 more people. Remember to sign up over on River Action's website to get a t-shirt (see first post for details).

    The course route will be the same as the last few years. Marshal positions are marked on the map below (red for most important to green for least).


    The next (and last) Tune Up will be this Friday from 5:30 to 7:30.
    Trails don't build themselves.

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    Anna and I along with Ava can help course marshall for the race. We are camping at illiniwek. Let us know where and when to be somewhere.
    A Value Oriented Cyclist

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    Shannon and I will lend a hand where needed.
    You'd understand if you know what I was talking about.

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    My son and I signed up through action sports to volunteer as course marshalls. Let me know if you still need a hand, we'd be glad to help out.

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