2010 Tour de Bass Bike Ride - Assignment Complete

Saturday, October 23, 2010 was the 3rd annual Tour de Bass bike ride, and the second one we have worked. With 19 volunteers from our club, Southwest Missouri ARC, and Greene County ARES, we manned 8 rest stops, a net control station and 4 sag vehicles. The 3 rides we were concerned about were the 35, 70 and 100 mile loops. On those 3 races, we had 276 people riding, with the 35 being the largest at 155 riders. We escaped the day with only one injured bicycle rider, and several very happy people who completed the 100 mile ride for the first time.

Event coordinators were once again very pleased with our performance, and commented on our high level of professionalism and our ability to move traffic quickly. Great job everyone! We utilized the 145.270 repeater as our primary and the 442.275 as our talk around / tactical channel.

Outside of the one wreck, mother nature tried to throw us a curve ball right at the end of the race when the rain started, but we didn't end up having any severe weather as we originally thought we might. We began watching a very strong storm in Oklahoma city on our radar at Net Control at about 9:00 a.m. and watched it all day as it strengthened, then finally fell apart as it came into Missouri.

Thanks to everyone that got involved and volunteered, your work did not go un-noticed. We had a great time and did a great job in the process.

Remember - next bike ride is just 7 months away - the Nixa Bike Ride 2011, see you then!