September 8 – Tour for Children (www.tourforchildren.org) - A bicycle ride from Helotes, Texas up thru Grey Forest to Boerne, Texas, and points in between or around. Expected to have 600+ riders this year. Last year hams provided miminal support at the spur of the moment, with a ham from KARS at the northern break point, and three roving hams in their POV on the route, plus net control operating from a ham’s house in Grey Forest.
In 2012, we’ve been asked to staff 6-8 SAG Trucks from Toyota of Boerne, plus running net control of course. We might even get some M&M’s to come play with us. We’ve been promised they’ll have some 2X and 3X t-shirts this year as well, for the “not so skinny” folks.
Hams who are willing to help as SAG drivers, need to have a relatively clear drivers license background (but we aren’t running checks) and insurance coverage for their own vehicle. The event’s insurance is covering the drivers & trucks, but it’s routine to only accept drivers who can prove they are insurable. SAG drivers will need to pick up their truck at Toyota of Boerne on Friday, after presenting their DL & insurance card for proof, and the dealership is offering space to leave your personal vehicle there over night in a locked secured area.
The event will run from 7am-3pm or so, based upon last year’s timing, but we’ve learned to be flexible. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, contact Lee Besing N5NTG at 210-771-7075 or firstname.lastname@example.org for SAG driver support, or Mike Perez WA5ZAP for Motorcycle Safety Marshal support. Most M&M’s know how to reach Mike, but if you don’t, then contact Lee and he’ll get you in touch.