Segments of the course entered Yosemite Park
TCARES had the privilege of providing radio communications for the Route Marshalls during the 2019 Groveland Grind Adventure Ride for Mountain Bikers. Cyclists enjoyed a course of over 40 miles of terrain between 3400 and 5500 elevation. A team of 15 ham radio operators provided professional tracking and communications for the 60+ participants during a 7 hour period Saturday May 18th, 2019. TCARES deployed a temporary Cross Band repeater (see photos below) at a local peak with a 5800 elevation.
On May 18, 2019, The Groveland Trails Heads in partnership with the Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite Lakes RV Resort and Campground, and the Adventure Sports Journal present the 2019 Groveland Grind, a Yosemite area Adventure Ride! This is a multi terrain (pavement, broken pavement, gravel, small rocks and dirt) adventure ride that takes riders through some of the most beautiful and historic sections of the majestic Stanislaus National Forest. All three routes are truly special as they hug the border of Yosemite National Park! With some sections on the original road and railroad to Yosemite!
The GROVELAND TRAIL HEADS mountain bicycling club, a non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great trail experiences has been partnering with the Stanislaus National Forest, Groveland Ranger District to develop a public use, mountain biking specific trail system in Groveland, CA. The proceeds from this event support this mission as the project has recently been approved and we are able to start the process of building mountain bike trails!