Aspirus Great Deer Chase Mountain Bike Race

Sat August 17, 2019 Calumet, MI US 49913 Directions

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Youth Race

Youth Race Sweeps High Priority

You must be 16-75 years old to volunteer for this task.

August 17, 2019

Details

Ride behind 4 and 2.5 mile racers. First aid training preferred but not necessary. Cell phone helpful.

Location

Swedetown Chalet parking lot. Meet with race safety coordinator at 8:45 am at the Swedetown Chalet. Race start is 9:05 am.

Resources Needed

Cell Phone - 1+

Youth Race Course Monitors High Priority

You must be 16-72 years old to volunteer for this task.

At least 5 more volunteers needed.

Details

Course changer to modify the split to divert all racers onto Back Country trail, then proceed to Map Point 2 and change the course markings from left to right at Map point 2 (Two Hoots Too and Applesauce intersection) - 1 person with a bike and trailer works best

Course monitor to help the kids head in the right direction when exiting the Fawn Chase trail to get on the DNR ATV trail. 1 person

Course Monitor to ensure a safe merge on to the DNR ATV trail. 1 person

Course Monitors to ensure no traffic on the Chalet drive will interfere with the racers and ensure they turn up the chalet drive to the finish. 2 persons best.

Sticker person to hand out Fawn Chase stickers to all finishers.

All should meet with race coordinator at 8:30 am at the Chalet.

Location

Course Changer at youth race split 3/8 mile west on Valley trail from Chalet. - 9:00 am
Course Monitor A - Moyle gravel pit near Spruce and Osceola Rd.
Course Monitor B - Merge trail and DNR ATV trail (again in the area of Spruce and Osceola Rd.
Course Monitors C - Chalet driveway and Osceola Road
Sticker person - Finish Line in the Chalet parking lot

Adult Race

15 Mile Sweep High Priority

You must be 18-68 years old to volunteer for this task.

August 17, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ride behind last racer(s) in the 15 mile course. First aid training preferred.
Cell phone helpful, radio will be supplied.

This is a critical position not to be taken lightly, once you sign up only finding a qualified substitute or a note from your mortician will be acceptable.

Location

Race start at the Swedetown Chalet driveway, 11:00 am start, check in with volunteer coordinator at 10:30 am, Swedetown Chalet.

Resources Needed

Cell Phone - 1+

30 Mile Sweep High Priority

You must be 18-66 years old to volunteer for this task.

August 17, 2019

Details

Ride behind last racer(s) in the 30 mile course. First aid training preferred.
Cell phone helpful, radio will be supplied. If you do not wish to ride the entire course, you can pick up the last racer at the split 10 miles in.

This is a critical position not to be taken lightly, once you sign up only finding a qualified substitute or a note from your mortician will be acceptable.

Location

Race start at the Swedetown Chalet driveway, 11:00 am start, check in with volunteer coordinator at 10:30 am, Swedetown Chalet.

Resources Needed

Cell Phone - 1+

Race Patroller High Priority

You must be 21-66 years old to volunteer for this task.

August 17, 2019

Details

Patrol central core of race course, being available to respond to medical situations that may arise during the course of the race. First Aid training required. Should carry basic first aid supplies. Cell phone helpful, radios will be supplied. ATV or similar off road vehicle may be used, mountain bike would be better and improve response time.
This is a critical position not to be taken lightly, once you sign up only finding a qualified substitute or a note from your mortician will be acceptable.

Location

Swedetown Recreation Area, Great Deer Chase race course. Meet with safety coordinator at 10:30 am at the Chalet, race start is 11:00 am.

Resources Needed

Cell Phone - 1+
Basic First Aid Kit - 1+

Traffic Control - Adult Race Start High Priority

You must be 16-72 years old to volunteer for this task.

August 17, 2019

Details

Control Vehicle traffic on Osceola Road and Spruce streets for the start of the race. Meet with race volunteer coordinator at 10:30 am at the Chalet.
This is a critical position not to be taken lightly, once you sign up only finding a qualified substitute or a note from your mortician will be acceptable.

Location

Osceola and Chalet drive entrance (2 needed)
Osceola and Spruce Street (2 needed)
Spruce and Snowmobile Trail (1 needed)
Spruce and Ski trail entrance (1 needed)

Traffic Control - Adult Race in Progress High Priority

You must be 16-72 years old to volunteer for this task.

August 17, 2019

Details

Control Traffic in Swedetown Location and on course
Meet with volunteer coordinator at 10:30 am to confirm assignment at the Swedetown Chalet.
This is a critical position not to be taken lightly, once you sign up only finding a qualified substitute or a note from your mortician will be acceptable.

Location

Bridge & Fir Streets - 1
Fir & Tunnel Streets - 1
Ridge and Powderhouse Trail entrance - 1

Adult Race Course Monitors High Priority

You must be 16-72 years old to volunteer for this task.

August 17, 2019

Details

Keep racers on course and make necessary course changes at the location assigned.

Split just needs to help racers go the correct direction.

Merge will make course change as outlined by the Director after all racers have passed that point. Depending on the speed of the slowest racer and the fastest short course it may be necessary to keep a collision from happening at that point. (Faster racer will have right of way.)

A course marking change needs to happen at Cedar and the Back Country trail. Merely placing yellow pin flags across at an angle to divert long racers who will return to that point later in the race.

Location

Split (Map Point 9) - 1
Merge (upper Chalet hill) - 1
Cedar & Back Country trail - 1

Aid Station 1 High Priority

At least 4 more volunteers needed.

Details

Setup and operate the Aid 1 station about 9 miles the race for all participants. Should be set up by 11:15 am as first racer arrives sometime after 11:20 am. Water and diluted Powerade (50% of normal) as well as some fruit, cookies or gu as required by the racers. It is possible for a couple people to do both aid stations. To work this one until the initial rush subsides and then move to Aid 2 to serve the long racers who may arrive there around 12:15 pm. It's about 1/4 mile away.

Location

Just south of the shack on Greenstone ski trail at the exit from the South Side trail (map point 5)

Resources Needed

Cell Phone - 1+

Aid Station 2 High Priority

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

Set up and maintain the 2nd Aid station (for long course racers only) Some could move from Aid 1 to man this location as the race progresses.

Location

Mama Bear Ski trail, between the Cable Connector Trail crossings. It is about 1/4 mile from Aid 1.

Resources Needed

Cell Phone - 1+

Registration

Registration - Friday Evening High Priority

August 16, 2019

Details

Ensure preregistered racers get proper bib, twist ties and SWAG. Resolve any issues amicably.

Help as needed for those wishing to register that evening.

1 person needed to enter new signups on the runsignup.com website. This makes things easier for the timer and reduces our cost.

A browser tab will be open for those wishing to pay by credit card. They will do so on the runsignup.com website

Someone to handle preregistered racers.

Someone to handle new registrations.

Someone to hand out T-shirts

Location

Cross Country Sports - 507 Oak Street - Calumet, Michigan

Registration - Saturday Morning High Priority

August 17, 2019

Details

Ensure preregistered racers get proper bib, twist ties and giveaway if they registered early enough. Resolve any issues amicably.

Help as needed for those wishing to register that morning.

1 person needed to enter new signups on the runsignup.com website. This makes things easier for the timer and reduces our cost.

A browser tab will be open for those wishing to pay by credit card. They will do so on the runsignup.com website.

Someone to handle pre-registered racers

Someone to handle new registrations

Someone to hand out shirts

Location

Cross Country Sports - 507 Oak Street - Calumet, Michigan

Set-up and Clean Up

Short Course Pre-ride High Priority

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Ride the short course before the kids race to ensure markings are intact and clear. Please ensure you start early enough to complete the course before the start of the Youth Race at 9:00 am.

Note: The intersection of Two Hoots Too and Applesauce trails (map point 2) will be marked for kids race and you will go right instead of left as it will be marked at that point.

Call the course coordinator (370-1300) if anything is amiss or needs correction. (i.e. markings missing, trees down across the trail, etc.)

When you get to the Valley Trail (Mile 12 or 13) you will then follow the youth short course markings at the youth split.

This is a critical position not to be taken lightly, once you sign up only finding a qualified substitute or a note from your mortician will be acceptable.

Location

Start at Spruce and Osceola road

Resources Needed

Cell Phone - 1+

Long Course Preride High Priority

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Need persons to ride the long course from the split (at map point 9) to the intersection of the Back Country trail and Cedar, shortly after the mile 25 marker. This will be around 18-19 miles of riding. The short course pre-riders will have covered the rest of the course.

Call the course coordinator (370-1300) if anything is amiss or needs correction. (i.e. markings missing, trees down across the trail, etc.)

This is a critical position not to be taken lightly, once you sign up only finding a qualified substitute or a note from your mortician will be acceptable.

Location

Start at the split (map point 9) where Farmer's Well, Cable Connector and Lakeview all meet.
Proceed to where the Back Country Trail and Cedar Ski trails meet.

Resources Needed

Cell Phone - 1+

Adult Start & Finish Line Setup Medium Priority

August 17, 2019

Details

Set Up Start area at end of Chalet Drive. Start sections for 30 mile and 15 mile races. After start then set Up Finish area, placing cones, finish banner, flagging in the chalet parking lot.

Location

Swedetown Chalet Parking Lot

Finish Area Tear Down Medium Priority

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

Clean up the finish line area. Move the cones, pack up the flags and transport to Copper Island Printing for storage

Location

Swedetown Chalet Parking lot.

Course Clean Up Medium Priority

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

2-4 Persons on bikes with trailers preferably to pick up course markings and leave them where they single track intersects with main ski trails.

1-2 Persons with pickup truck to pick up the markings after the bike crews have gone through and bring the markings back to Copper Island Printing for storage.

Location

Race Course and Swedetown Recreation Area as well as the DNR ATV trail.