Amateur Radio support has been requested for the Big Hill Challenge on June 16, 2012. Starting in Watertown and touring to Center Hill Dam, cyclists of all ages and ability levels are invited to enjoy one of four scenic routes through Wilson, DeKalb, Smith, and Cannon counties. Several Middle TN & Upper Cumberland county amateur radio operators will be needed to support this event.
Event information is at http://veloteers.org/bighillchallenge.html.
UPDATE: Jerry Hedgcoth is the club contact person for this event and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The plan is to meet about this event at the monthly Dekalb/Cannon County ARC meeting at 6:30PM, Thursday, May 31st. The meeting address is 722 South Congress Blvd, Smithville, TN (map) and their repeater is 145.490. Dave Perrault from Veloteers will be in attendance to answer questions.
- Routes: 30 miles, 64, and 98 miles. Route information can be found on the Veloteers web site.
- Time & Location: Rider registration begins at 6:00AM at Watertown High School (515 W. Main Street, map) and the ride leaves from Town Square at 7:00AM.
- SAGs: The club is requesting five (5) SAGs with radio communication.
- Rest Stops: Three (3) rest stops and two (2) water points will provided.