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Anti-terror training at bike race

Updated: August 2, 2013, 2:48 PM ET
Associated Press

ASPEN, Colo. -- Hundreds of volunteers needed for the USA Pro Challenge cycling race in Aspen will get mandatory training that includes reacting to terrorism alerts in an effort to prevent an attack such as the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Training for the event that begins Aug. 19 will include recognizing suspicious packages and reporting concerns, Aspen Police Department spokeswoman Blair Weyer said.

The training is designed to help people be vigilant but not over-reactive, ...

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