Please see below from Jim Bradley KB1JKJ regarding ham support for the Tour de Cure New England Charity Ride on August 21st, 2022.
I am Jim Bradley, KB1JKJ, of the North Shore Radio Association. We have been asked to help ensure the safety of the riders and make this American Diabetes eventevent a success. I am coordinating hams and we need your help.
This is a new post covid regional Tour de Cure New England Charity Ride starting in Lexington, MA at the office of Fractyl Health.
We need hams for sag and rest stops on Sunday, August 21, 2022. There are 4 routes; 15-mile, 30-Mile, 62-Mile, 100-Mile. All rides start and finish at the Fractyl Health parking lot in Lexington, MA. For more information on the routes >https://donations.diabetes.org/site/TR?pg=informational&fr_id=13438&type=fr_informational&sid=26840
SAG (Support and Gear) Drivers
Location: On Routes, beginning at Fractyl Health, 17 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421
Hours 5:30am – 4:00pm
• You must provide your own vehicle which has the capacity to easily transport a cyclist and bicycle.
• Pick up cyclists and bicycles for transport to the nearest rest stop or available bike mechanic.
• Respond to calls and directions from the Command Center to aid cyclists who need road assistance. SAG drivers may be accompanied by mobile HAM radio volunteers.
• Patrol route watching for injured riders, mechanical troubles, and signage problems. Relay information to the Command Center.
Please sign up here > https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/75698315274408604/false#/invitation
If you would like to be stationary at a rest stop please email me directly.
Our ham supported public service events are interesting and fun experiences. The communication load is light, but safety and support for the participants are always primary. If you are new to this facet of ham radio, and want to get more public service experience, this is an excellent opportunity to learn the ropes. If you are an experienced public service volunteer, we definitely need your help.
I will get the assignments and more details to you as before the event. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Jim Bradley, KB1JKJ
BARC Public Service Chair