Organizers of the Amgen Tour of California pro cycling race are looking for volunteers to assist with stages May 17 in San Jose, May 18 to the Mount Diablo summit and May 19 from San Francisco.

Course marshals, traffic monitors, check-in clerks, media assistants and hospitality workers are needed for this, one of the most prestigious bike races in America.

To apply, visit www.amgentourofcalifornia.com. and click "volunteers."

Race organizers say they need a total of some 5,000 volunteers to help with the multistage race from May 12 to 19 along a 750-mile-long course from Escondido north to Santa Rosa.

San Jose will host a time trial May 17. Riders race from Livermore to the Mount Diablo summit above Danville on May 18. On the final leg on May 19, racers pedal from San Francisco to Santa Rosa.

Contact Denis Cuff at 925-943-8267. Follow him at Twitter.com/deniscuff



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