Truckee to sponsor King of the Mousehole Sprint at Amgen Tour of California | SierraSun.com

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 info@truckee.com. 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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