Assistance Required for “Bikes Not Bombs”

Boston ARC logoBob Salow, WA1IDA writes:

Short notice, but it’s important that we provide this community service. After 16 years of sponsoring bicycle rides in and around Greater Boston, they came to the realization that cell phones, CB and commercial radios won’t do the job of supporting the riders.

The non-profit organization, Bikes Not Bombs, had its start over 20 years ago to rehabilitate bicycles and provide them to youths here and abroad. Their present focus locally is to help kids learn mechanics and safety and get to own a bike they work on. The health advantages of bike riding are proven.

There will be concurrent 15, 25 and 62 mile rides on Sunday, 23 May. A total of 185 riders are expected. All three rides start near Jamaica Pond, but we will meet at 0800 at a secure parking area in Roxbury Crossing to be transported to the start or to assignments. We have been asked to staff rest stops, follow vehicles and a few shadows. There will be no assignments on the street.

The shorter courses should be finished by 1400, and the long course should finish by 1630. All finishes are at Mississippi’s Restaurant where a gourmet dinner buffet will be provided.

In spite of the short notice, we want to make a good showing at this local event and demonstrate the community value of ham radio. Please help.

Because of the limited time, let me know as soon as you can. Questions? Just ask.

Bob Salow, WA1IDA

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