SAG Drivers Needed for BVBF

Allen Beauchamp

One of the areas that we need additional volunteer resources is in the area of SAG driving. For those that have not heard the term, SAG stands for Support And Gear, and it's a really fun way to spend the day supporting BVBF. The requirements are very easy and you don't have to possess mechanical skills or have the ability to do "on the road" repair of bikes. Our SAG drivers are the "backbone" of the course support for the riders as they are out pedaling to Leadville and back. They provide flat support, water & light snack refills and transport of cyclists to the next rest stop where we have full mechanical support. In the case of a true emergency, our SAG drivers can have the ability to actuate 911/EMS and provide critical details to the Chaffee County Search and Rescue personnel out on the course.

CSCC recognizes that taking on the volunteer job of SAG driving will incur extra expenses with the additional driving needed and will reimburse our SAG's 100% for gas costs associated with the event. We are absolutely appreciative of the time and energy that you are able to put into BVBF and do not want it to be a financial hardship, especially in light of our current and future fuel prices  :)

To be a SAG, please visit the www.bvbf.org  page and click on the volunteer link. SAG drivers will need to have a vehicle capable of transporting a few 2-4 bikes and people, a basic bike pump (floor pump is best), a broom and a few basic bike hand tools (the same you would use on your own bike). CSCC provides a fully stocked First Aid kit, a water container for course use, a snack/electrolyte kit, an orange safety vest and fully stocked spares box with tubes/tires and all instructions needed prior to the event.

I look forward to working with our SAG's again this year in support of the Buena Vista Bike Fest. It's the job that I've done every year for the past 8 or so and there is no happier place for me to be than out on the course, attending to our riders and making sure they have the best darned riding experience possible!

Cheers, Allen Beauchamp -- BVBF Course Guy (Head Sweeper!)

BFC April 2011 Issue - Vol 4 Issue 2, 1 April 2011

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