This is a charity bicycle event sponsored primarily by Kendall-Jackson with proceeds benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation (Parkinson’s disease research) and the local community. There are four courses (70.2, 52.4, 34.5, 10.7 miles) in the northern and western parts of Sonoma county, with the first riders departing at 0800. In addition to Net Control, aid stations, SAGs and motos, we will incorporate radio bike marshals (hams).
Radio Motos and Radio Bike Marshals must have approval from Bike Monkey to work this event. Contact John Prouty at email@example.com to obtain approval.
We will not be reporting rider times.
Michael J. Fox Foundation announcement: https://tourdefox.michaeljfox.org/winecountry
Event information and individual course map links: https://tourdefox.michaeljfox.org/winecountry/Static/Event-Info
Summary route map with Aid Station locations: tdfmap.pdf
Aid Station GPS coordinates (in decimal degrees):
- 38.499600, -122.811800 La Crema Maint. Rd
- 38.653254, -122.883100 Puma Springs Vineyards
- 38.580613, -122.881128 Old Felta Schoolhouse
- 38.516200, -122.995860 Russian River Senior Center
- 38.429710, -122.892600 Dutton Ranch
- 38.506968, -122.772905 Net Control. Address: Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens 5007 Fulton Rd, Santa Rosa, California 95403
New or inexperienced hams are welcome. If you’d like to learn the ropes, sign up as a Shadow and we’ll pair you with an experienced ham.
Volunteer – Public Service Waves to Wine – Saturday signups are coming soon. Sunday signups are coming soon.
22-23 September – MS Society’s Waves to Wine
The annual MS Society annual fund raising event to battle MS. SCRA has been involved in this event for many years. Saturday, the ride starts in SF, proceeds up Hwy 1 before turning inland to finish at Sonoma Mountain Village. Sunday, the ride tours areas in the west county to finish back at SMV. This event makes use of the Marin ARS repeater system on Saturday.
HT Friendly? No.
Access to field assignments? Requires some long drives (1 hour max ) to field assignments.
Eric AA6EM will be Comm Boss for this event.
Volunteer – Public Service Grand Fondo _ Sign Up to Come
5-7 October – Levi’s Gran Fondo,
Comm Boss: K6XLT
Location: Western Sonoma County
Our official end of the year event. The biggest and the best. The Fondo, in five years, has become the largest event in the county drawing 7500 riders from all over the globe. We will be operating rest stops, SAGs and coordinating with Sonoma County Emergency Services. The course covers all the way from Finley Center to as far north as Stewarts Point. Sign up to come
HT Friendly? No
SAG? Volunteer at the Gran Fondo page
Access to field assignments? Easy to Difficult with up 1.5 hour drives to the furthest reaches of the course.
SCRA Information Booth
Please contact SCRA Community Outreach Chair, Darryl Paule, KI6MSP to volunteer for a shift at the Information Booth.
The Community Outreach Committee will provide information and extend community awareness of Sonoma County Radio Amateurs (SCRA) and amateur radio in general. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your passion of amateur radio with the community at large.