Calendar

Jun
16
Sat
Terrible Two – Radio Support @ Analy High School
Jun 16 @ 5:30 AM – 11:00 PM

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

 

Aug
25
Sat
Tour de Fox Wine Country @ Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
Aug 25 @ 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM

DETAILS

Click Here to Sign-Up

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 marshal@bikemonkey.net 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.

Sep
22
Sat
Waves to Wine – Radio Support
Sep 22 @ 7:30 AM – Sep 23 @ 7:00 PM

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.

 

Oct
6
Sat
Gran Fondo – Radio Support
Oct 6 @ 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Volunteer – Public Service Grand Fondo _ Sign Up Here

6 October – Levi’s Gran Fondo,
Comm Boss: K6XLT
Location: Western Sonoma County
Duration: 0700-1800
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.

 

Mar
9
Sat
Fish Rock Bicycle Adventure Race @ Anderson Valley High School
Mar 9 @ 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Volunteer – Public Service Fish Rock _ Sign Up  HERE

This is a UHF event. Your 2-meter radio won’t cut it.

March 9th is the Fish Rock bicycle event. Three hundred cyclists will depart Boonville, traverse to and down the coast, and return to Boonville. Find more info here:
https://www.bikemonkey.net/fishrock .

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 ae6sf@fredee.com.

Apr
6
Sat
SoNoMaS – Radio Support @ Horse Camp @ Liberty Glen
Apr 6 @ 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Volunteer – Public Service SoNoMaS _ Sign Up Here

SoNoMaS – 6 April
Operational Time: 0800-1400
Operational Area: Western Arm (Warm Springs Arm) of Lake Sonoma / Warm Springs Dam
Net Control Location: NC sets up at the Horse Camp at Liberty Glen
What: Competitive Mountain Bike Ride
Web Site: http://www.bikemonkey.net/events/sonomas/
Repeater: No – Simplex
Comments: This event is run on remote trails behind Lake Sonoma. The club repeater and others are generally not reachable in this locale.

 

Apr
13
Sat
Lake Sonoma 50 – Radio Support @ Lake Sonoma South Lake Trailhead
Apr 13 @ 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Volunteer – Public Service Lake Sonoma

Lake Sonoma 50

DETAILS:

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 – 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.

 

Apr
28
Sun
Wine Country Tour de Cure @ Sonoma State University
Apr 28 @ 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

TourDeCure

Wine Country Tour de Cure

This is the first year SCRA is supporting this event. There is currently no Comm Boss assigned and event details are forthcoming. Contact Iola to volunteer for Comm Boss. Below is information from the event website to give you an idea of what is going on. There are four courses which include bicycling, running and walking. There will be Net Control, SAGs and Rest Stations to man. Here is the information from the website:

Event Details

RIDE! RUN! WALK!

The Tour de Cure is all-new and is perfect for all abilities. Choose the course that best suits you, your coworkers and friends. Members of your team do not have to sign up for the same activity so building a team is easy.

All the routes will be fully supported with bike mechanics, volunteer route marshals, rest stops with food and water, cheering volunteers and more.

Many Roads. One Purpose.

Choose your distance and know that every mile helps make a difference. Whether you choose to ride your bike, run or walk all the roads we take lead to the same destination to fundraise for a cure.

Routes

Whether short or long, each route is fully supported with rest stops, SAG vehicles and more. This year, there are 4 cycling routes (100 miles, 63 miles, 30 miles, 12 miles), as well as a 5K Run/Walk. Please remember that all cycling participants must wear a helmet. If a minor is participating, the minor is also required to wear a helmet, if riding. Click the captions to display the routes.

  • 100 Miles – 4,919’ gain in elevation
    Not for the faint of heart or those who have not sufficiently trained is our new century route.  It entails nearly 5,000 of climbing as well as some roadways that have no shoulder and demand the utmost in caution and attention.  Still, for those who are ready for a challenge, the rewards are great.  They include a broad diversity of terrain that few places share – from the vineyards of Santa Rosa, Windsor and Healdsburg to the forested hills of Forestville and Occidental and the famed Bohemian Highway.  We head west to the coast through redwoods to the juncture of Hwy 116 and Hwy 1.  Take in views of Pacific waves along the coast while you head south with a tailwind to Bodega Bay.  We return inland along Bodega Hwy past rural grazing lands to the outskirts of Petaluma before returning on country backroads to Sonoma State.
  • 63 Miles – 2,737’ gain in elevation
    Our 63-mile route heads north from Sonoma State to the eastern outskirts of Santa Rosa past Sonoma County farmland and vineyards in Windsor and Healdsburg.  Our route then heads south along the western edge of the Santa Rosa plain taking in the rustic beauty of the rural communities of Forestville and Sebastopol with its apple orchards.  You’ll finish with a mix of farmland and townscape before the return to Sonoma State.
  • 30 Miles – 456’ gain in elevation
    The 30-mile route heads north out of SSU on Petaluma Hill Road where you’ll enjoy rural sights and view the picturesque foothills of Northern California’s famed wine country on the approach to Santa Rosa.   In the heart of Santa Rosa we turn west onto the paved, car-free Santa Rosa Bike Trail.  On the trail you’ll enjoy the serenity of Santa Rosa Creek with its riparian flora and fauna.  From the Trail we turn south to Sebastopol and southeast to Cotati where we pick up Petaluma Hill Road again for the return to Sonoma State.  (For comparison purposes, our 25-mile ride in the Napa Valley had 543’ in elevation gain.)
  • 12 Miles – 305’ gain in elevation
    Our 12-mile ride is ideal for first-time riders as well as families.  This out-and-back route takes riders north along scenic Petaluma Hill Road up to Santa Rosa before returning.  Riders will take East Cotati Avenue to return to the finish line on campus.  (For comparison purposes, our 10-mile ride in the Napa Valley was slightly flatter with only 274’ in elevation gain.)
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  • 5K Run/Walk – More details coming soon

 

May
4
Sat
Wine Country Century – Radio Support @ Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
May 4 @ 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Volunteer – Sign Up – Here (Wine County Century)

Wine Country Century 2018

DETAILS:

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.

Human Race – Radio Support @ Spring Lake Park
May 4 @ 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Human Race, Santa Rosa

Volunteer – Sign Up Here

Human Race – May 4, 2019

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.

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