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Anchorage/Palmer/Anchorage 300K Brevet

Date: May 22, 2010
Course Map: HERE

Description: This is a rambling course with a variety of encounters ranging from local urban neighborhoods, quiet backroads, deep valleys surrounded by soaring, snowcapped peaks, a Native village, industrial zones, beaches and ocean views, rivers and railroads. Along the way, you'll pass through Anchorage, Eagle River, Chugiak/Birchwood/Peters Creek, Eklutna, Palmer, and Knik. There will be plenty of places to stop to refuel along the way in any one of these communities; lots of stores, restaurants, cafes, convenience stores, etc. There are a few hilly sections, but nothing the last three 200K brevets haven't prepared you for.

Registration Opens: 6:00AM Registration closes: 6:45AM
Ride Starts: 7:00AM
Start control closes immediately after the ride begins.

Start Location: South end of Potter Marsh Anchorage, Alaska
Distance: 300 Kilometers +/-
Type: ACP brevet
Time Limit: 20 Hours

Organizer: Kevin Turinsky
Phone: 907-276-6299 (hm), 907-317-6030 (mobile)
E-mail: kjturinsky@mac.com

Fees: $20.00 RUSA Members, $30.00 Non-members. Medals are only available from RUSA.

Special Instructions: Bring a pen. All controls are info-controls. You must have something to write with. The rides are getting longer now. If you expect you might be on the course beyond 22:00, you must use an operating front and rear light. There are lots to decent, affordable LED lights on the market now that will fit the bill nicely. As is the nature of randonneuring, these rides are always unsupported. Fenders with mud flaps are strongly encouraged, or you'll face the scorn and abuse of your fellow randonneurs drafting you when the skies open up or when the roads become muddy. This is also a great time to try out lights, bags, racks, food, etc. Rear lights, in non-flashing mode only, are strongly encouraged for every ride. Remember, the spirit of randonneuring emphasizes self-sufficiency. If your derailleur cable breaks, you gotta fix it. Also, it's your responsibility to have your brevet card properly completed at each control point. DO NOT LOSE YOUR BREVET CARD!

Please be polite/courteous/civil to convenience store attendants. It's your responsibility to know the Alaska state and local road laws.

Reminders: Join or renew your RUSA membership.

Most Important: All riders are reminded that any failure to conduct the ride in accordance with RUSA rules (www.rusa.org), applicable laws, or any special instructions or equipment requirements for this ride may result in a time penalty or disqualification. Sorry, I had to say that. Right now would be a good time to read RUSA's Rules for Riders (http://www.rusa.org/brvreg.html) Also, you've got to wear your helmet.

Kevin Turinsky,
May 19, 2010, 8:39 PM
Kevin Turinsky,
May 21, 2010, 4:38 PM