Greetings! The Cabot Mentoring program is holding the 2nd annual “Ride the Ridges” bike ride Sunday 9/14, and would appreciate some ham support at the aid stations.
There are 2 long rides starting at 8am, and 2 shorter ones starting at 10am. The shorter routes are the ones along which we’d like to station a few ham radio operators, especially the 10K “family-friendly” loop, plus we might be able to place one person at the aid station in Peacham for the 100K route, and/or other aid stations on the longer routes, depending on how many folks respond. The website, with maps of all routes, is at ridetheridges.cabotconnects.or
If ham operators can get to the Cabot Common by 9:30, we’ll get organized and be able to be in place and ready by the time the 10:00 riders start, and that should be before the first riders would get to the Peacham station, if we’re able to staff that as well. We will use 146.58, which has worked well in this terrain in the past. The 10K riders should all be done by noon, with the other riders finishing in the early afternoon, and all volunteers will get a free lunch, which was amazing last year!
If you are free that day, and would like to join us, please reply as soon as you can, and let me know if you have a mobile or portable rig (and/or any you can lend if need be), if you have any time constraints on either end, and if you’d be willing to be Net Control, so I can figure out where to station folks. I hope to see some of you on the 14th!