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RARS Public Service

If you would like to help with a RARS Public Service Event,
please go to the HPSNC Events page to sign up.

Your information will be emailed to the event coordinator.
Due to recent Spam attacks we now record some tracking information including your IP address.


The Public Service events we're committed to support in 2024 are listed below. Please check back frequently for updated information.

Here are the events you can sign up for now. List updated February 11, 2024.

2024 MS Spring Fling
Saturday, June 8, 2024

This ride, organized by Team CBC, benefits the Multiple Sclerosis Society and includes 62, 38, and 20-mile routes. Mobile and rest stop hams are needed for this event.

* Location: Hugger Mugger Brewing Company, 229 Wicker St, Sanford, NC 27330
* Ham Coordinator: Jeremy Lindsley (K2HJX)
* Website: MS Spring Fling
* Signup on the HPSNC Events page here.

2024 Cup 'n Cone Tour
Saturday, June 15, 2024

This half-day event, sponsored by Precision Race, benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. We will need mobile stations (SAGs) and rest stop stations to cover 25 and 50 mile routes.

* Location: Panther Creek High School, 6770 McCrimmon Pkwy, Cary, NC 27519
* Ham Coordinator: Kenn Kubacki (NE4Y)
* Website: 2024 Cup 'n Cone Tour
* Signup on the HPSNC Events page here.

2024 Firecracker Ride
Thursday, July 4, 2024

This full-day event, sponsored by the Capital Cycling Club, benefits the Greater Carolinas Multiple Sclerosis Society. Mobile stations (SAGs) and rest stop stations needed to cover 36, 60, and 100 kilometer routes.

* Location: Carolina Brewing Company, 140 Thomas Mill Rd., Holly Springs, NC 27544
* Ham Coordinator: Jeremy Lindsley (K2HJX)
* Website: The July 4th Firecracker Ride
* Signup on the HPSNC Events page here.

2024 NCBC Summer Rally
Sunday, August 11, 2024

This charity-focused bicycle event features 22, 39, and 62 mile routes. SAGS and Rest Stop Hams are needed.

* Location: Shearon Harris Visitors Center, 3932 New Hill Holleman Road, New Hill, NC 27562
* Ham Coordinator: Jeremy Lindsley (K2HJX)
* Website: Summer Rally
* Signup on the HPSNC Events page here.

2024 Five-O Memorial Ride
Saturday, August 17, 2024

This full-day event benefits the Raleigh Police Department's Memorial Fund. Mobile stations (SAGs) and rest stop stations needed to cover 50k and 100k routes.

* Location: Wakefield High School
* Ham Coordinator: Jeremy Lindsley (K2HJX)
* Website: Five-O Memorial Ride
* Signup on the HPSNC Events page here.

2024 Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride
Saturday and Sunday, September 7-8, 2024

This 2-day bike ride benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is the premier event of the season. The event attracts over 2000 participants annually.
Mobile stations (SAGs) and rest stop stations are needed to cover 30, 50, 75, and 100 mile routes each day.

For 2024, please consider volunteering to work the event as a mobile SAG station. We need at least 15 mobile stations to effectively cover all of the routes. If you have volunteered to work a rest stop in the past, please consider helping as a SAG this year!

We recommend making overnight accommodations as early as possible.

* Location: Union Point Park, 210 E Front St, New Bern, NC 28560
* Ham Coordinator: Jeremy Lindsley (K2HJX) & Bill Sanford (K4VHO) from New Bern
* Website: Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride 2024
* Facebook (Optional and informational only): Bike MS Ham Radio Support group
* MS Society Sign-up (Required): Website Link TBD
* Signup on the HPSNC Events page (also Required) here.

2024 Gears for Goldens Ride
Saturday, September 21, 2024

This charity ride supports the Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue's (NRGRR) dedication to the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of golden retrievers and "golden-hearted" dogs in need.
This event features 22, 35, and 64-mile routes with rest stops and bike mechanics. We need mobile SAGs and rest stop hams for this event.

* Location: The Plant, 192 Lorax Ln, Pittsboro, NC 27312
* Ham Coordinator: Jeremy Lindsley (K2HJX)
* Website: Gears for Goldens
* Signup on the HPSNC Events page here.

2024 Bikefest
Saturday, October 5, 2024

This Carolina Tarwheels Bike Club-sponsored event promotes bike-related activity and awareness. We need mobile stations (SAGs) and rest stop stations to cover multiple routes.

* Location: 106 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough (near the Orange County Court House), NC 27278
* Ham Coordinator: Jeremy Lindsley (K2HJX)
* Website: BikeFest 2024
* Signup on the HPSNC Events page here.

2024 Le Tour de Femme
October 12, 2024 - Saturday

This women's only ride benefits the UNC Healthcare Cancer fund and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. We need mobile stations (SAGs) and rest stop stations to cover 25K, 50K, and 100K routes.

* Location: Little River Regional Park & Natural Area, 301 Little River Park Way, Rougemont, NC 27572
* Ham Coordinator: Gordon Fedoriw (KM4GBF)
* Website: Le Tour de Femme
* Signup on the HPSNC Events page here.


To Learn more about HPSNC Volunteer Requirements, visit the page here.
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