Volunteer – Public Service Fish Rock _ Sign Up HERE
This is a UHF event. Your 2-meter radio won’t cut it.
March 10th is the Fish Rock bicycle event, new to SCRA this year. Three hundred cyclists will depart Boonville, traverse to and down the coast, and return to Boonville. Find more info here:
This is an all-day event with riders starting from Boonville at 10:00 am and stragglers returning at 5:30 pm. Operators will close aid stations progressively and may depart for home from there.
Travel times are long, ranging from 1.5 to 2.25 hours from Santa Rosa, depending on location, due to distance and winding roads:
- Santa Rosa to Boonville about 90 miles
- Santa Rosa to Pt. Arena via coast about 85 miles
- Event course (a loop) 72.4 miles
This is a UHF event. Your 2-meter radio won’t cut it. (Oh, I guess I said that already… How about this? UHF = 70 cm = 440 MHz band…)
Weather (fog, rain, clouds) can impact UHF reception significantly so bring a UHF mobile radio (or HT with UHF amp, say 40W) and a good antenna. During clear weather, most sites can get by with a UHF HT, but be prepared for changing weather. SAGs will need a mobile radio on the more radio-difficult portions of Fish Rock Road.
Note to SAGs: Portions of Fish Rock Road between Tenmile road and Aid Station 3 aren’t paved, but sport well-graded dirt with minor-to-moderate washboards and a few potholes. Low-rider cars (under which you can’t roll a beer can) need not apply. (The Aid Station 3 operator can approach from Highway 128 via all-paved roads.)
Times and more details will be coming shortly. If impatient, contact your favorite psychiatrist, or, contact Fred AE6SF at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer – Public Service Lake Sonoma
Lake Sonoma 50
Operational Time: 0600-2000 Operational Area: Western Arm (Warm Springs Arm) of Lake Sonoma / Warm Springs Dam Net Control Location: South Lake Trailhead (off Skaggs Springs-Stewarts Point Rd) at the event’s Start-Finish What: 50 mile foot race [Ultra running event] Web Site: http://www.run100s.com/ls50.htm Repeater: No Comments: This event is run on remote trails behind Lake Sonoma. The club repeater and others are not reachable in this locale.
- Operations for this event are in simplex, usually with HTs.
- NC sets up at the South Lake Trailhead â€“ same as Start-Finish for the event.
- Traffic consists of tracking the top 10 male and female runners, aid station status and medical/lost runners.
- Aid Stations are remote and sometimes require as much as 45 minutes to reach from NC. One requires a boat ride.
Volunteer – Sign Up Here
Human Race – April 28, 2018
This easy, fun, HT-friendly event is great for those new to public service or looking to refresh their skills.
The Human Race is a nationwide community fundraising event for nonprofit organizations and is the largest collaborative fundraising event in Sonoma County as well as the largest Human Race in the nation! The Sonoma County Race features a 3K and 10K run and walk through Howarth and Spring Lake Parks, rain or shine.
Volunteer – Sign Up – Here (Wine County Century)
Wine Country Century 2018
Operational Area: West Sonoma County, Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys Operational Time: 0600 – 1800 Repeater(s): W6SON Primary; K6ACS backup HT Friendly? Depends on location, mobile radios (35W Min.) are preferred. Santa Rosa Cycling Club’s long running WCC is a long time staple of SCRA’s public service season. This is a straight ahead century bike tour of the west central portions of the county. SRCC is big contributor to SCRA. A Note about SAGs: SCRA does not manage SAGs for this event – SAGs are managed by Santa Rosa Cycling Club. If you volunteer as a SAG you should also register at the SRCC volunteer page.
Volunteer – Sign Up – Here
Rodney Strong Monte Rio Triathlon
June 10, 2018
We’d like to invite you to join us for the sixth annual Monte Rio Triathlon! This race has quickly become a favorite early season race in northern California. In the past we have sold out a few weeks before race day with a cap of 1000 athletes. We will be allowing 1100 athletes in 2018. We will continue to have a Sprint distance race along with the Olympic distance race. This gives an option to anyone not quite ready for the longer distance triathlon. Details and course maps at the event website (click …More…)
Volunteer – Sign Up – Here (Terrible Two)
Terrible Two – 16 June 2018
This is one of the toughest double centuries in the state and requires lots of good operating skills. We’ve got aid stations, a few NC slots, and SAGs available. While traffic consists of informational traffic, we do transmit rider number and times – you will get a lot of traffic handling experience. If you want to visit remote parts of Sonoma County, sag for the TT is one way to do it. TT starts at 0530 and finishes around 2300
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.