Ridge to Bridge

Updated: 06/19/2017  COMPLETED
The Bay Area’s most gorgeous hike and ride – along the Ridge Trail through Marin and across the Golden Gate.
Maps: Bay Area Ridge Trail Overview 2017 Change Dias Ridge Trail
11 and 16 mile hike Final Ridge to Bridge 2017
Bike Ride Map 2017 Ridge to Bridge
You can download detailed maps and route information at: The sponsor’s webpage.
TICK WARNING – We were  informed of a ‘tick bloom’ on Mt. Tam, in 2016. If your assignment takes you anywhere where ticks might be a problem,  PLEASE TAKE PRECAUTIONS!
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 05:00 to 19:30  COMPLETED
Website: http://www.ridgetrail.org/events/ridge-to-bridge
Activity Description: Our first public service event of the calendar year; The Ridge to Bridge (hike, run, mountainbike, horseback) event is sponsored by the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council and follows the Ridge Trail (of course) from Samuel P. Taylor State Park in central Marin south to the Golden Gate Bridge. The participants gather in the Presidio (the location of net control) and are transported by bus to the various stages of different lengths (the longest starts at Sam Taylor, the shortest from Muir Woods.) There will be 300-500 participants; radio comms will be staged at 5 rest stops including net control. Seven to ten operators will be needed, depending on the need for shorter shifts . This early in the year, windy and rainy weather may be encountered. The event starts before dawn (about 5:30) and concludes before sunset (about 1830.) Please let us know early if a shorter shift will be necessary to meet your schedule.
What will be expected: You will arrive at your assigned location at your assigned time. See duty assignments for your time. You will check in with net control and report your status. You will identify yourself to the event personnel at your site. You may expect to relay messages between the event personnel and the start. You may be asked to render assistance to the event personnel. Some operators may be asked to sweep participants from the course or be asked to hike with event personnel while they are sweeping. Radio hikers should plan to report 15 at least minutes before your bus departs. You will be released by net control depending on where your location is. Please supply your t-shirt size, when signing up. Ridge to Bridge Station Descriptions
MARS Organizer: Michael Fischer, K6MLF fischer@igc.org
Pre-event On-the-air Breifing: Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:30PM on the 146.700 repeater system Please send after-event comments to: DEBRIEF
BACKUP CELLPHONES: MICHAEL 415 519 2201 RANDY 510 504 9569 ROB 650 866 9078
ORGANIZERS CELLPHONES: Emily Bauska 503 439 0325; Tracy Corbin 415 722 6592
Ridge to Bridge Station Descriptions
2017 Assignments MAY CHANGE

2017 Assignments / Location / TacticalOperatorCall SignStart TimeFinish Time

Nets/Repeaters:
Primary Frequency: 147.330 MHz Plus Offset PL 179.9 Mt. Tam West VHF
Secondary Frequency: or 443.250 MHz Plus Offset PL 179.9 Mt. Tam UHF
Tactical: 146.555 MHz Simplex
Simulcast System 146.700 MHz Minus Offset PL 203.5 Big Rock VHF
Simulcast System 146.700 MHz Minus Offset PL 167.8 Mt. Barnabe VHF
Simulcast System 146.700 MHz Minus Offset PL 179.9 Mt. Tamalpais VHF
Presidio Main Post Transit Center Start / Finish – Net Control Randy Jenkins KA6BQF 05:00 19:30
Presidio Main Post Transit Center Start / Finish – Net Control Rita Brenden KG6WPN 05:00 19:30
Presidio Main Post Transit Center Start / Finish – Net Control Michael Fischer K6MLF 05:00 07:00
Presidio Main Post Transit Center Start / Finish – Net Control Jan Leja WB6SPX 12:30 19:30
Presidio Main Post Transit Center Start / Finish – Net Control Steve Fischer K6ETA 07:00 13:00
Presidio Main Post Transit Center Start / Finish – Net Control OPEN OPEN 10:00 14:00
Presidio Main Post Transit Center Start / Finish – Net Control (Winlink) Rob Ireson K6RGI 09:00 14:00
McKenna Trail & W. Ridgecrest [2017] Kris Backenstose KK6AYC 09:30 12:30
Bolinas Ridge Trail and Bolinas Fairfax Road [Bikes Only] Kris Backenstose KK6AYC 09:30 12:30
Cardiac / Below Pan Toll Skip Fedanzo KJ6ARL 07:30 14:00
Cardiac / Below Pan Toll Steve Ohr KK6DPW 07:30 14:00
Muir Beach/Golden Gate Dairy Stables Unused 2017  Unstaffed 08:00 10:30
Panoramic Rest Stop / Dias Ridge Trailhead [2017] Doug Slusher KF6AKU 09:00 14:00
Highway 1 Crossing (Winlink Experiment) John Rabold KS6M 09:00 14:00
Tennessee Valley Larry Bradley KJ6ARL 09:30 17:30
Tennessee Valley (Early) Walt Ferris N6ABR 09:30 12:30
Tennessee Valley (Late) Milt Hyams KM6ASI 12:00 17:30
Tennessee Valley (EMT) Brad Beedle KM6GML
Golden Gate Bridge NW Lot (Early) Wassim Nassif WN6WJN 10:00 13:30
Golden Gate Bridge NW Lot (Early) David Goodman W9FOG 10:00 13:30
Golden Gate Bridge NW Lot (Late) Brett Stewart K6BPS 13:00 18:30
Golden Gate Bridge NW Lot (Late) Dale Komai KK6ZOE 13:00 18:30
HIKER ONE on the 26-mile course, 6:15AM Bus - Ben Friedlander, AD6JA  06:00  TBD
HIKER TWO on the 20-mile course: 8:00 AM Bus – Rob Rowlands, NZ6J  07:45  TBD
HIKER THREE on the 10-mile course, Hikers leave the Presidio at 09:30-10:00: Jerry Kay, KG6IAC  09:30 – 10:00  TBD
HIKER FOUR -OPEN TBD  TBD
WE WILL ALSO DEPLOY APRS RADIO-TRACKERS FOR THE HIKE LEADERS ON THE TWO 26-MILE BUSES AND THE TWO 20-MILE BUSES, AS WELL AS THE CYCLISTS WHOSE BUS DROPS THEM OFF AT SAM TAYLOR STATE PARK. The “Sweep of Sweeps”, Mark Couch, will carry a tracker; he will be spelled by Casey McGrath at Tennessee Valley.
Steve K6ETA and Jan WB6SPX will monitor their progress on the screens in the Net Control motor home.
Michael K6MLF will be equipped as a SAG and will be a reserve-roamer for most of the day.
Sweeps will close the course, staying behind the last hikers
Please use and respond to your tactical designator

EMERGENCY TRAFFIC ALWAYS HAS PRIORITY. PLEASE STAND BY UNTIL THE EMERGENCY HAS BEEN HANDLED.

Download 2017 Assignment Sheet: 2017 Ridge2Bridge duty roster THIRD DRAFT 1

To sign up as a radio volunteer for this event please send an email with your preferred assignment and the times you are available to: fischer@igc.org

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