Welcome to UtahSAG

Amateur (HAM) radio volunteers brought together by our desire to support public service events throughout the state of Utah

About Us

 UtahSAG is an informal association of Amateur (HAM) radio volunteers who provide support services for charity events such as The Tour de Cure (American Diabetes Association), Cycle for Life (The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation), The Summit Challenge (The National Ability Center), Ride 4 Education/Ride 4 Respect (Utah School Employees Association), Ride with the Angels (Angel Hands), Scouting for Food (Utah Food Bank) . In addition to these charity events we also support public century bicycle rides that make donations to charity organizations such as all of the rides (Gran Fondo Salt Lake, Giro Donna, Bear Lake Monster etc.) put on by Extra Mile Racing (Team Kid Courage), Front Runner Century (Chron's and Colitis Foundation as well as Air Force and Navy charities), The Wildflower Pedalfest (Utah Bicycle Collective), The Huntsman 140 (Huntsman Cancer Institute), Little Red Riding Hood (Huntsman Cancer Institute) and other public events such as marathons, parades and community holiday ceremonies.

In addition, UtahSAG makes it's volunteers and equipment available to local public service and community organizations such as police and fire departments, when requested, in the event of public emergencies as well as the National Weather Service of Utah to provide weather information from around the state during emergency weather conditions. 

By supporting these events UtahSAG provides services to around 4,000 event participants each year. SAG services include transportation, food and water and general care so that the participants can enjoy the event they are participating in. 

To view upcoming events that members of  UtahSAG are involved with please visit our Facebook Events page.  This is a public page and does not require you to have a Facebook account.

Supporting events such as this century bicycle ride

To assisting when disaster strikes, such as the Corner Canyon or Machine Gun Fires.

Upcoming Events

We will maintain a list of upcoming events with links allowing you to sign up to volunteer for them on this page.  As events change often, please come back and check on a regular basis.


This section is only for near future current events that have a volunteer signup process already set up.  If you want to see events that are futher into the future please continue scrolling to the calendar where you can view events throughout the summer into October.

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It's that time of year again, the 2018 event support season is about to begin.  We will do our best to keep the calendar up to date with as many of the events that we get informed about.  For those events where we have been asked to assist with the support we will have links in the event info here and on the calendar so you can register to volunteer right from here.  No more having to go to Facebook if you don't want to.

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May 19, 2018 8:00 AM until approximately 4:00 PM

Angel Hands Foundation - Ride with the Angels


 Angel Hands Foundation - Ride with the Angels A fundraising event for families with special needs children. This is a METRIC Century ride that starts/ends at the Copperton City Park and goes through southern Salt Lake and northern Utah Counties. There is a full Metric and a Half Metric route option available.


https://angelshands.org/ride-with-the-angels-2018/


A really good video about what Angel Hands Foundation does is here:

https://youtu.be/X11VL5J7q7U


If you are interested in supporting this event please follow this LINK and fill out the form. 

SAG/HAM Communications for this event are being managed by Roger Graves.
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May 19, 2018 6:30 AM until approximately 4:00 PM

Utah School Employee Association -  Tim Wangsgaard Memorial Ride 4 Education


 This is a fundraising event for the Utah School Employee Association's Tim Wangsgaard Memorial. This is a METRIC Century bicycle ride starting/ending at Centennial Jr. High School in Kaysville and going north to Plain City and back. There is a half metric route option available as well as a 5k Family Route. 


If you would like to volunteer for this event please follow this LINK and fill out the form.
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June 2, 2018 - Little Red Riding Hood

Cache County, UT

 

Little Red Riding Hood is an annual women’s-only ride featuring 3,500 cyclists. Little Red Riding Hood is a fully supported, non-competitive, women only cycling event. With 27, 36, 50, 70 and 100 mile distances, there is a ride for everyone.


The Bonneville Cycling Club (BCC) organizes the Little Red Riding Hood Bicycle Ride and is dedicated to raising money in the fight against cancer in women. BCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and riding opportunities for everyone from novice recreational riders to riders training for LOTOJA.


This ride requires a significant volunteer effort to make it safe and successful.  Please consider helping out if you can, and plan to have a buddy with you.


Find out the latest info about Little Red here: http://www.bccutah.org/lrrh

The Bonneville Cycling Club, Bridgerland Amateur Radio Club, and Cache County ARES, thank you for your interest in supporting this event!

If you are interested in supporting Little Red then please go to this page and follow the instructions on how to volunteer -
https://barconline.org/littlered/

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June 16, 2018 - Huntsman 140

From Delta, UT to Fort Douglas at the UofU.


The Huntsman140 is bicycle charity ride that needs ham radio support.  The event occurs on Saturday June 16 2018 and begins at 7:00 in Delta Utah and continues up to Fort Douglas at the University of Utah.  Ham radio support is required between Delta and Saratoga Springs.  Cell phone coverage is intermittent over portions of the course.  This event will be held in a relatively remote area and in potentially hot conditions and radio operators who are prepared and committed are encouraged to participate.


If interested, send an email to:


Thor Femenias (KF7RKO)

Huntsman 140 Communications Director

Thorcomradio@gmail.com

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June 23 & 24, 2018 - BikeMS (MS150)

Cache County, UT 

The annual 2018 Bike MS will be held in Logan on June 23rd and 24th. Hams are being requested to help with SAG support and rest stop communications. If you are interested in helping out on either or both of the days, please contact Brett Neilson (brett@brettneilson.com)

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HELP WANTED FOR THE PONY EXPRESS RERIDE


Starting at Ibapah Sunday, June 24, 2018 3:00 AM MDT


Ending at Barker Ranch Monday, June 25, 2018 7:30 AM MDT


Ham Radio Volunteers are needed from Ibapah to Camp Floyd then again from This is the Place to Ft Bridger.


Travel from West to East


3:00 AM Ibapah 

4:26 AM Canyon 

5:44 AM Willow Springs 

6:56 AM Boyd 

9:10 AM Black Rock 

10:51 AM Dugway 

11:55 AM Riverbed 

12:34 PM Simpson Springs 

2:34 PM Lookout Pass 

4:05 PM Faust 

4:41 PM Rush Valley 

5:10 PM Five Mile Pass 

5:36 PM Camp Floyd

6:12 PM Eagle Mountain 

7:01 PM Redwood Road

8:09 PM Point of the Mountain

8:52 PM State Route 

9:39 PM Murray Park 

10:37 PM 800 South Street 

10:58 PM This is the Place 

11:59 PM Little Mountain 

12:59 AM Big Mountain Pass 

1:36 AM Bauchman 

2:21 AM Dixie Hollow 

3:12 AM Henefer 

3:58 AM Weber 

5:18 AM I-80 exit 

6:01 AM Castle Rock 

6:58 AM Wahsatch 

7:23 AM Barker Ranch 

11:00 AM Fort Bridger


Please contact Chuck Killian (WB6YOK) to volunteer for this historic event.

Mobile 801-791-0760

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July 28, 2018 5:00 AM to approximately 5:00 PM

Iron Lung Ride

 Iron Lung Ride, Salt Lake City, UT, 32, 80, or 120 mile options out and back starting at This Is The Place Heritage Park and turning around near Snowbasin Resort. Challenging climbing, with plenty of rollers and flats to recover. Bring the family and make this part of your Pioneer Day celebration. Utah Triple Crank qualifier, along with Rockwell Relay and LOTOJA.   

There are 3 rest stops, 1 at the Salt Lake/Morgan County Line at the top of Big Mountain, 2 at the LDS Church in Morgan and 3 at the top of Trappers Loop near Snow Basin.  It would be best if there were two operators at each rest stop.  We are looking at needing 4 to 6 SAG drivers.  Shuttles may be provided by the ride manager and therefore would need operators with portable mobile radios and mag mount antennas to ride along with them.  We are limited to 5 Ride Marshals, 1 for the 30 mile, 2 for the 80 mile and 2 for the 113 mile routes.

If you are interested in assisting with this ride please follow this link.

https://goo.gl/forms/2m8prvGxiGvHOsM92

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August 11, 2018 from 7:00 A.M. to approximately 3:00P.M.

Wildflower Pedalfest


Wildflower Pedalfest is a ladies only ride that goes through beautiful Morgan County. This is a non-competitive ride with a 20, 30, 45, 60, & 70 mile route. To help make this ride successful Ham Radio Operators are needed as rest stop (feed zone) operators, net Control, SAG, bike hams and motorcycle hams. Please use the following link to sign up.  Thank you in advance for your help.

https://goo.gl/forms/nPsVJJjAu7PBy6pa2

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If your club/group has an event that they would like to be added to the calendar please send an email to mickey@utahsag.org with the details.


Don't forget to go to the bottom of the page and add yourself to the UtahSAG Email list if you want to get email notifications about upcoming events

Calendar of Events

Contact Us

Add yourself to the UtahSAG Event Email List!

If you are interested in getting email notifications of upcoming events that you may have an interest in helping support please follow this link and fill out the online membership form.


If you are interested in helping support UtahSAG please go to our GoFundMe page to make a donation.