Volunteers hand out feed bags to riders during Stage Eight of the Amgen Tour of California from San Francisco to Santa Rosa on Sunday, May 19, 2013. (Conner Jay/The Press Democrat)

Volunteers hand out feed bags to riders during Stage Eight of the Amgen Tour of California from San Francisco to Santa Rosa on Sunday, May 19, 2013. (Conner Jay/The Press Democrat)

If you hadn’t yet heard, the Amgen Tour of California is returning to Santa Rosa for the eighth time in eleven years!  On Saturday, May 21, 2016, Santa Rosa will host Stage 3 of the Women’s Race and Stage 7 of the Men’s Race — with the Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival in between.

Professional riders from around the world will face the grueling course of our own storied Levi Leipheimer’s King Ridge GranFondo course with a start and finish in downtown.  The overall race may well be determined in Sonoma County.

Downtown Santa Rosa will be very busy and we need all the help we can get to ensure the day runs smoothly.  We need about 500 volunteers as course marshals, support for the festival, and many other important roles.  Please sign up to volunteer at www.TourROSA.com/volunteer Thanks for being part of the team that will make this day a success!

Please visit www.TourROSA.com for information on road closures, race routes, and event schedules.  The website will be updated continually as the event approaches.