HPARC provides communication assistance for many charity walks this spring and summer.  Please volunteer at any of them that you can.  Here is a list:

Walk MS Bloomfield Hills
Saturday, May 4, 2013
between 9 AM-1 PM
Covington Middle School
1525 Covington Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
(Covington Rd at Quarton Rd)

The walk officially starts at 10:00 AM. We need about 15 hams for this walk. Mobile operators as well as shadows! Chairman: Phil Ode, contact Phil at aa8kr@arrl.net.

March of Dimes March for Babies
Saturday, April 28, 2013

Oakland University
2200 N. Squirrel Rd.
Rochester, MI  48309

Chairman: Jim K8ABZ contact: k8abz@arrl.net

Oak Apple Run
Saturday June 1, 2013
7:00-11:00 a.m.
Start Line — Main Street, Downtown Royal Oak
Events: 10K Race (7:30 AM)
5K Race (7:30 AM)
Race Walk 10K (7:30 AM)
Race Walk 5K (7:30 AM)
2 Mile Fun Run/Walk (8:45 AM)
1/4 Mile Kids Run (9:30 AM)
Chairman: Mike WD8S contact wd8s@comcast.net

Tour De Cure
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Brighton, MI
Check in is at Brighton High School
Riders have a choice of 7 routes: 10, 25, 62, or 100
mile routes; or 5, 9 or 14 mile Mountain Bike Trails.

Chairman: contact Jeff N8WR at n8wr@arrl.net

2013 Bike MS Mid-Michigan Breakaway
Saturday July 13 and Sunday July 14, 2013

This Bike MS  event is the largest amateur radio public service event in southeast Michigan. It requires a minimum of 75+ amateurs, to cover some 200+ miles of route, plus rest stops, and some 20+ mobile units each day.

Each amateur who participates in the two day event supplies his or her own equipment, mainly consisting of a 25-watt or higher UHF FM radio, mag-mount antenna, cigarette lighter socket Y-adapter, and power cords. Food and lodging for Saturday night are provided for by the MS organization. The event starts promptly at 7 AM Saturday and concludes late Sunday afternoon after the last rider arrives back. The Saturday night entertainment at MSU is a fun time for all.

To sign up for the event or get more information visit the website @http://mibikemshams.org

2013 Bike MS Bavarian Breakaway
Saturday September 28 and Sunday September 29, 2013

This includes a free chicken dinner. If you are interested in helping with either of the bike rides or need any questions answered, please email Fred, W8FSM – fred@moses.bz.

We currently have many open assignments for either Saturday, Sunday, and many 2 day assignments as well. To sign up for the event or get more information visit the website @ http://mibikemshams.org