Communications Support

For Riders Of The

2018 Reston Century

This is the 36th Annual Reston Bicycle Club's Century Ride on the trails and roads of Loudoun County.


This year the event will be held on Sunday, August 26, 2018. The net will open at 6am and continue until our services are no longer needed. So update your calendar as soon as you can!!


This is the large public service and emergency training exercise for the Loudoun Amateur Radio Group. Our volunteers look forward to this operation and a chance to practice our emergency radio skills. All volunteers are welcomed!


This SignUpGenius was used to coordinate the even. Each of the "slots", SAGs and stations will likely be used again unless the bike club changes their operational plans significantly. You can review the SignUpGenius to get a good idea of how this event will unfold. Much of the event details are listed there.


Here is the Operation Plan for the ride event. You can expect updates to this plan right up to the day before the event.

ON AIR PLANNING: There will be an on-air planning meeting on August 20, 2018 at 18:00 local time for all of us to get on the air and ask questions and otherwise do some organizing together. We'll meet on the WA4TXE repeater at 146.700 Mhz.

PLANNING MEETING: The folks at the Reston Bike Club have set up a meeting for all SAG/Bike Marshalls to review route coverage, hand out SAG/Marshall goodies, and generally meet and discuss goings on/duties of the day.


Details of this meeting:


Herndon Fortnight Library

768 Center St.

Herndon, VA 20170



Date:  Tuesday, August 21st

Time:  6:00 - 7:30 pm (may not need entire hour and a half)

Place: Meeting Room #2


If you have signed up for any part of the event feel free to come to this meeting and learn more about the organization of the event. Please note that I (John Westerman) can not make this meeting. Paulson McIntyre is taking the lead on this for LARG.

UPDATE August 28, 2017: The event was successful. We implemented the plan as defined and didn't have any unexpected deviations from the operational plan. Thank you for everyone who individually participated in this event and making it so successful.


If you want to view a few photos collected from the 2017 event you can find them here.

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