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Motorcycling Amateur Radio Club (update)

If you are a new subscriber, Welcome!

And thank you to everyone else for remaining a subscriber :-)

Since becoming a member, I've been coordinating with the Motorcycling Amateur Radio Club to get the word out for volunteer opportunities for motorcycle riders.

The club members have been very warm in accepting me as a remote member (they're based in SoCal, but have members scattered around the U.S.A.).  And I've discovered a wealth of new information about different approaches to operating amateur radio while riding.

Having an amateur radio license isn't necessary for volunteering-on-two-wheels, but I found that it added an extra dimension to my last outing as a motorcycle marshal for Bike MS Atlanta Peach Ride.

James Acworth, GA February 2020




Spin For Kids 2020

The volunteer sign-up page for Spin-For-Kids 2020 is now open!
The ride will start and end at Camp Twin Lakes Rutledge in Rutledge, GA.  There are five routes to cover and the organizers are looking for up to six Motorcycle Marshals per route.  As you can see from the list below, all cyclists will cross the finish line around the same time, for a big party at the finish line. 100 miles, 8am to 4pm62 miles, 9am to 4pm47 miles, 10am to 4pm27 miles, 10:30am to 4pm15 miles, 11am to 4pm
Here are some words from Ashley Henderson, the volunteer coordinator.
"Spin For Kids Motorcycle Marshals keep riders safe by leading each group, following behind the last riders, and patrolling the route for any injuries or rider needs. We need your help to make Spin For Kids a safe, fun day for everyone! We will provide $10 gas cards, lunch, and t-shirts to all riders. I hope that you will consider joining us on October 4th, 2020!"
Amateur Radio support will be provided by Morgan County ARES.

February 2020 Update for Georgia Motorcycle Volunteers

My son & I enjoyed the Atlanta Motorcycle Show a few weekends ago.  I particularly enjoyed the British vintage motorcycles and a very special classic Ducati.  We had some good conversations with some of the exhibitors and were able to hand out a bunch of motorcycle volunteer contact cards.

A couple of weekends ago I discovered a group of about twenty all female riders who gather at my favourite local breakfast spot once a month.  They were gracious enough to listen to my pitch and accepted a few contact cards from me.  If you were in that number, Welcome! :-D

For the Georgia crew there are some volunteer opportunities coming up that could be combined with a weekend trip:
FloridaMarch 7th & 8th, 2020 : Bike MS The Citrus Tour, Polk County & Osceola CountyApril 18th & 19th, 2020 : Bike MS Breakaway to Key Largo AlabamaJune 6th, 2020 : Bike MS Rocket City, Madison, AL. KentuckyJune 27th & 28th, 2020 : Bike MS Bluegrass Bourbon Ride, Lawrenceburg, KY  GeorgiaOctober 4t…

Motorcycle Volunteer Opportunities for 2020

Save the Date! Below is a summary of Motorcycle Volunteer Opportunities for 2020.    Click here for a complete list of Bike MS events in all states. AlabamaJune 6th, 2020 : Bike MS Rocket City, Madison, AL. California These are Motorcycling Amateur Radio Club (M.A.R.C.) supported events: March 22nd, 2020 : Oakland Marathon Snow Park, Oakland.  HAM Support by Mike Pompa KB6MPMay 16th, 2020 : Bike MS Los Angeles Day #1 Santa Monica to Ventura   May 17th, 2020 : Bike MS Los Angeles Day #2 Ventura to Santa MonicaMay 30th, 2020 : Devil's Slide Ride PacificaAugust 1st, 2020 : Marin Century San Rafael.  HAM Support by the Marin Amateur Radio SocietyOctober 18th, 2020 : American Diabetes Association Los Angeles Cycle Ride October 24th, 2020 : Bike MS Bay-to-Bay Day #1 lrvine to CarlsbadOctober 25th, 2020 : Bike MS Bay-to-Bay Day #2 Carlsbad to San Diego FloridaMarch 7th & 8th, 2020 : Bike MS The Citrus Tour, Polk County & Osceola CountyApril 18th & 19th, 2020 : Bike MS Breakawa…