Amateur volunteers from across New England are once again providing a valuable public service by giving their time and energy in assisting in the seven-day New England Classic on July 14-20, 2007. The bicycle ride raises approximately $250,000 each year for the American Diabetes Association.
“On this 550-mile ride I put on between 1500 to 2000 miles for the week,” writes one Eastern MA volunteer, Mike Goldberg, K1LJN. “We usually have eight vehicles all with hams aboard. All riders have numbers and are checked in at each rest stop and finish.” The ride covers portions of MA, NH, ME and VT.
“We’re out six nights staying at four college dorms and two motels. And we are on duty as long as riders are out each day.” Adds K1LJN, “It’s a well-supported ride.”