Public Service by The BEARS:

Manchester Road Race - Thanksgiving Day

The BEARS supply 55 hams to man observation stations every quarter mile along the race course, to shadow the race organizers, to facilitate loading/unloading of shuttle buses, synchronize race clocks, and more. They provide similar services on a smaller scale for the "Little Road Race" held for children on the previous Saturday.


Other scheduled events:

Hockanum River Canoe and Kayak Race

The BEARS provide radio communications along the Hockanum River from the Manchester-Tolland line to the dam behind the McDonalds on Burnside Avenue in East Hartford.  

Volunteer coordination and planning by Richard Phelps,

Click HERE to download Map

Click HERE to download Laurel Marsh Trail map
2016 Hockanum River Canoe and Kayak Race
photos (C) by Jeff Feldmann
BEARS amateur radio operators gathered for the pre-race
briefing at the start line on the Manchester/Vernon town line.
Not all volunteers are pictured, others were already stationed
along the banks of the river and at the Powder Mill dam in East Hartford.