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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

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

For full details and sign-ups, click here.

Apr
6
Sat
SoNoMaS – Radio Support @ Lake Sonoma
Apr 6 @ 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Volunteer – Public Service – SoNoMas

This is a VHF simplex event.

For full details and sign-ups, click here.

    (Did I say full details? Probably not until the end of February…)

    Apr
    12
    Fri
    Sonoma Family Life Magazine Camp Fair – SCRA Information Booth @ Coddintown Mall
    Apr 12 @ 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

     

    Sign-Up here.

    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.

    Setup is at 1400 breakdown 1915-2000. Macy’s side of Coddingtown Mall.

    You will be amazed at the huge variety of summer camps  and new activities to be discovered at this one exciting fair. Feel free to talk face-to-face with camp directors and other experts. Everything from sewing, arts and music, to sports, fitness, and horseback riding camps, just to name a few. There’s something for everyone in your family!

    This is a great showcase of all the best places. A chance to find your child’s dream school or that perfect summer or afterschool experience. Look for the family travel packages, party ideas, and so much more.

    Enjoy on-stage performances by local groups. Check out the freebies, drawings, discounts, and other great prizes!

    Don’t miss this FREE day, devoted to family and home. One day only rain or shine at the Coddingtown Mall, April 12th.

    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. Event details are forthcoming. 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.

    Jun
    9
    Sun
    Monte Rio Triathlon – Radio Support
    Jun 9 @ 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    Volunteer – Sign Up – Here

    Monte Rio Triathlon

    June 9, 2019

    We invite you to join us for the 7th annual Monte Rio Triathlon! We offer Olympic & Sprint distance races as well as Olympic distance relays and and Olympic distance AquaBike. Details and course maps at the event website (click …More…)

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    Jun
    15
    Sat
    Terrible Two – Radio Support @ Analy High School
    Jun 15 @ 5:30 AM – 11:00 PM

    Volunteer – Sign Up – Here (Terrible Two)

    Terrible Two 2019Terrible Two – 15 June 2019
    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 year the cycling club has added a 200K ride for those that do not wish to take on the full course, so this may add aid stations. Also, the course through Napa county is changing due to road conditions in areas affected by the wildfires and is still in planning stages at this writing (01/20/19). Check the event website for more info and course routes.

     

    Aug
    24
    Sat
    Tour de Fox Wine Country @ Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
    Aug 24 @ 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.

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