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Truckee to sponsor King of the Mousehole Sprint at Amgen Tour of California

Special to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Town of Truckee, will be sponsoring a King of the Mousehole sprint at the upcoming Amgen Tour of California. On Monday May 16 (estimated between 10:37 and 10:45 a.m.) the professional tour racers will sprint across a line just south of the mousehole. The first racer across the line will be crowned Truckeeand#8217;s King of the Mousehole and be awarded a $2,000 prize and#8212;- $1,000 cash and $1,000 to a Truckee nonprofit of their choice and#8212; and also presented a special jersey by Mayor Richard Anderson on the awards podium at the end of that Stage in Sacramento.

and#8220;We are thrilled the event producer AEG agreed to our King of the Mousehole idea,and#8221; said Lynn Saunders, president/CEO of the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce. and#8220;We were looking for something that would be fun and funky and#8212; just like Truckee and#8212; to get us some recognition and awareness.and#8221;

The hunt is on for Truckee Cheeseheads. Anyone interested in cheering on the racers at the King of the Mousehole finish line and wear a cheesehead hat and ring a cowbell and#8211; should contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-2757 or e-mail The first 25 people to respond will be chosen as official Truckee Cheeseheads.

Spectators are encouraged to gather wearing their own cheesehead hats, mouse ears, dress in mouse costume and#8212; the possibilities are limitless!

Highway 89 crosses under the Union Pacific Railroad through a narrow 25-foot wide concrete arch structure that was built in 1928 which locals have long called and#8220;the mousehole.and#8221;

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