Upcoming ARES training Opportunities


Bike MS Twin Cities Ride - Saturday, May 13th

The Bike MS Twin   Cities Ride is two weeks away, communications volunteers needed for SAGs and   rest stops. The date is Saturday, May 13th.
All volunteers, regardless of position or duty, are requested to call Lissa   Martinez at the MS Society 612-335-7984 and register as a volunteer.  

Registration has to be performed each year for each event a volunteer is   interested in volunteering and have any questions feel free to contact me. We   still have the following openings.

  • SAG Asst.
  • Summit Brewery from 7 am – 4 pm
  • Rest Stop A – Fort Snelling  from        7:30 am – 11 am
  • Rest Stop B – Society office from 8 am –        2:45 pm
  • 1 at Rest Stop C – Monument from 8:15 am        – 3:15 pm (one already scheduled)
  • Rest Stop D – Midtown Commons/The Mall        from 8 am – 12:30 pm
  • Rest Stop E – Texa Tonka from 8:30 am –        1:30 pm

More MS Events
  MS150 Bike Tour
  Date(s): June 9-11, 2017
  Start/Finish Location: Proctor High School to Century College
  MSTRAM Bike Tour
  Date(s): July 19-23, 2017
  Chris Schultz
  Call sign: KCØYFX
  Home: (320) 217-2692
  Cell: (507) 351-2113


Performance Rally!
  2017 Headwaters Rally on May 20th

  Imagine 500+ hp   subcompact race cars flying (literally through the "yumps") at   100mph along tree lined, gravel forest roads. Imagine participating in race   control on your ham radio rig! How can anyone refuse?
  It is getting close to the start of Minnesota Rally for 2017.
  Volunteers are still needed in all specialties for the 2017 Headwaters Rally   on May 20th.  We will be at the Northern Lights Casino in Walker MN   again this year, and the stages will be run in the Paul Bunyan Forest.
  This is a single day event.  we are planning to start the race around 10   AM and to get done around 6 PM to allow enough time for a banquet and time to   visit the casino.
  The rally will consist of 6 stages using 3 stage crews and consisting of 70 miles of racing. 
  Online   registration is now open!
  I will be having an early registration period from 6-9 on Friday, May 19th at   the Northern Lights Casino in Walker.  Registration on Saturday morning   will be from 6-8:30am at the same location.  We will be located in the   large white tent on the west side of the casino this year.
  I will follow up with all registered workers the week before the race to let   everyone know the schedule.
  Thanks in advance,
  Jonathan Atkins
  Chief of Controls
  2017 Headwaters Rally

2017 Twin Cities Tour de Cure
  6/3/2017 @ Minnehaha Falls

  When you volunteer for   the Twin Cities Tour de Cure you become a part of the American Diabetes   Association’s largest fundraising event. Joining you will be thousands of   participants from around the country who come together to directly impact the   lives of people facing the daily challenges of diabetes and their loved ones.
  When you register:

  • You’re raising awareness in your        community about diabetes.
  • You’re supporting life-saving research.
  • You’re helping people who are        discriminated against because they have diabetes.

 Contact: Monica   Vogel m1vogel[at]q[dot]com  

Other Events

  2017 TWIN CITIES MARATHON    Sunday, October 1,   2017
  Sign up http://www.aresmn.org
  2018 John Beargrease Sled Dog Race January 28 - Feb 1 2018?

  Dave Johnson N0KBD
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  ARES Metro District, ADEC, PIO
  853 Bradford Ave
  Champlin, MN 55316

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed   amateur radio operators (hams) who volunteer their time and equipment for   communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. ARES MN   Metro serves the community and in particular emergency management community   in the nine county metro area. We train by providing health and safety   communications by reporting severe weather to the National Weather Service   through SKYWARN networks and at community events like the Twin Cities and   Minneapolis Marathon.

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