Ever wonder about the cost of a helicopter ride out of the high country during the race? One of the ways to address those concerns is membership in CALSTAR - California Shock Trauma Air Rescue.
CALSTAR III is based in Auburn and is one of the helicopters missioned to respond to emergencies in the region.
Even if you don't need their services, I've always felt they are a good organization to support due to their mission. Membership is good for a year - $40 individual / $45 for the entire family.