Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge

Hams Needed – Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge

Amateur radio operators are needed for the 21st annual Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge on Saturday, July 20th.

There are four routes this year, including a 127 mile course from the redwoods to the ridge tops to the ocean which features 12,550′ of elevation gain, a 101 mile course with 10,300′ of elevation gain, a 75 mile course with 6,700′ of elevation gain, and a 45 mile course with 2,900′ of elevation gain. The Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge has long been considered one of the most physically challenging rides in the Western US. The course opens at 6 am and closes at approximately 6 pm.

Due to the course size and topography, this course is almost as challenging for the radio operators as for the cyclists. We are looking for operators to handle communications at the start/finish, at several rest and water stops.

The start/finish is at the UCSC campus CORE West Parking lot.

Volunteers are welcome to the post ride meal. If you are up to the challenge, please reply to this email ( Include in the email any preference for early or late shift .

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Thanks for your help!