The 2013 Hollenbecks Spring Classic Road Race will be held on Sunday, May 5th. Historically we have been “picked up” around 2:00PM. Working public service events is an excellent way to practice for emergency communications. KC2OYN is requesting all operators meet at the Communication’s Trailer at 9:00AM for post assignments and final instructions. The Communication’s Trailer will be at the Virgil Fire Station.
We will meet at the Virgil Fire Station at 9:00AM and receive assignments and a final briefing.
When you sign up for this event, please let KC2OYN know your preference for assignments (if any) and if you have any time restrictions.
What we do at these events is provide health and safety communications. We will be reporting the first male and first female cyclist for each of the eight races. We also keep track on the visible health of the cyclists. We do not provide first aid or traffic control. Should you need medical assistance to your location you will need to call 911 from your cell phone and coordinate with the 911 dispatcher to direct them to your location and provide basic information on the individual needing assistance. (Race, Male/Female, Approximate Age, and Medical Condition.) After medical assistance is on the way you will then notify Net Control of the medical situation and that assistance is in route. No names are to be transmitted over the air. Use the runner’s number for race participants. Should the individual that is ill/injured not be associated with the event tell Net Control that as well. Should you need law enforcement you will request this assistance through Net Control. We also keep track of the end of the race. You will need to report the last runner back to Net Control. Please do not leave your post until you are released by Net Control.
Be prepared for any weather conditions for that day and dress accordingly. There are no bathroom facilities along the course. Should you need to leave your post for any reason please contact Net Control and call back in upon your return. You may or may not receive snacks and drinks when you are on post. Some people have brought folding chairs to relax during the down time. Most important of all is to relax and enjoy the event! Root on the participants!
I have attached maps and information about the cycling race. Each loop of the race is 22 miles. Depending upon the cyclist’s category dictates how many times around the loop they will travel.