We were there with the Special Olympics and riders on June 10, 2018!
The event was in a new location this year, further into the park at the Ampitheater. The Special Olympics planned four rides, from 25K to 100 miles.
Martinez Area CERT volunteers were there at 6:00am. We helped assemble and locate signs, distribute supplies (they had lots of different t-shirts), and most importantly for this event: we helped with traffic. Oh my, the traffic! It nearly filled three big lots at the Marina.
The event started with a flurry of activities setting up and getting ready for the bikers. When they started showing up, we worked to keep the drivers informed, the cars in line, and the riders safe. Not all drivers had patience, and not all riders were watching out for themselves.
The cars drove in. The bikes were pulled off their racks, and riders lined up to check in or register for their routes.
Here are more photos from the event.
Debriefing: we really needed FRS radios for this event, instead of relying on our sneaker net. A couple of traffic signs (SLOW and STOP) would also have been helpful.