Fiesta Metric

FIESTA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  These days, a great ride doesn't happen by accident! In reality, much of what creates a memorable riding experience is made possible by the quiet heroes--volunteers. We understand how critical their contribution is to supporting riders of all levels. Great volunteers know riders are up against a physical challenge and need friendly & professional support to keep it going.

On ride day event organizers must transition from planning to delegating on-course tasks to terrific volunteers & team leaders.  It's the volunteers who are on the ground, face-to-face with the riders, who actually put everything into play. We are looking for DEPENDABLE, can-do workers, who can think on their feet and react to the changing flow of riders and their needs during the day.

We could sure use your help! We're looking for energetic, reliable volunteers to help with a variety of tasks associated with the event. Below are the critical functional areas. If you're interested, please send an email to Jim with your name, city, telephone and what area interests you. We'll provide you with a cool volunteer t-shirt and a meal at the ride. But we know most of the reward will be derived from the interactions you'll have with some very nice (and tired) riders out on the course. They appreciate you and so do we!


  1. Registration: Assist with processing rider packet for 500 - 1,000 riders. Includes stuffing packets, signing in pre-registered riders, accepting registrations of new riders, handing out rider packets, t-shirts, and jerseys.
  1. Thu, Jun 7, '12: Packet stuffing/pizza party. 6:00-7:00 P.M. Hampton Inn San Diego-Downtown, 1531 Pacific Hwy, San Diego 92101
  2. Fri, Jun 8, '12: Early Packet Pick-up, Hampton Inn San Diego-Downtown, Noon to 8:00 P.M.
  3. Sat, Jun 9, '12: Morning packet pickup and day-of-event registrations. South parking lot, San Diego County Offices Bldg, 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, 92101.  6:30 - 8:30 A.M.
  1. Course Marshals: Key volunteers working closely with event directors. Responsible for wider aspects of the event. Prior event director level expertise is highly desirable!
  1. Rest Stops:
  1. Start/Finish (6:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.): South Lot, San Diego County Office Bldg, 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA  92101 

    - Assist with wave starts
    - Assist with Expo set-up
    - Record Full Metric Century Finishers at Finish Line
    - Hand out Finisher Medals at Finish Line
    - Assist with Mexican Buffet
    - Assist with site organization (place trash bags, manage Finish Line water station, adjust cones, assist finishing riders)
  2. Rest Stop #1 / #4 (7:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.): Near Bonita Plaza Mall, mile 10 of the ride.
    Ellsworth Bicycles (Title Sponsor):  Rest Stop #1 Team Captain

    - Assist with Rest Stop operations
    - Mix Vitalyte
    - Replenish supplies of energy items
    - Make PB & J sandwiches
    - Assist riders with sunblock, advil, tire pumps, etc
  3. Rest Stop #2 (7:30 - 11:30 A.M.): Otay Lakes, mile 25 of the ride.
    World Cycles (Sponsor):  Rest Stop #2 Team Captain

    - Assist with Rest Stop operations (see Rest Stop #1)
  4. Rest Stop #3 (8:00 A.M. - Noon): Pio Pico Thousand Trails Campground, mile 33 of the ride.
    Local volunteers: Rest Stop #3 Team Captain

    -  Assist with Rest Stop operations (see Rest Stop #1)

   4. Event set up/tear down crews

  1. Start/Finish, Fri 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
  2. Start/Finish, Sat 5:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. (all day)

   5.  Course sweep vehicles and drivers:  Individuals with cars, or suvs, to patrol segments of the route to assist riders who cannot continue by providing transportation back to the Start/Finish.  This is primarily for riders with mechanical problems that our on-course mechanics cannot repair; and for riders who are physically unable to continue riding.  Patrols are on-call to help riders when needed.  Will work closely with event director.  Volunteers need a vehicle and cell phone.

   a. Patrol 1 (6:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.):  Start/Finish to entrance to Sweetwater Bikepath (6 miles)
       - Need 2 vehicles + vols

   b. Patrol 2 (7:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.):  Rest Stop #2 (exit of Sweetwater Bikepath) to 1st Otay Lakes
       intersection (miles 10 - 18)
     - Need 2 vehicles + 2 vols

   c.  Patrol 3 (8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.):  Otay Lakes to Turnaround, including sections to Rest Stop #2
        and Rest Stop #3 (miles 18 - 33)
     - Need 2 vehicles + 2 vols