Date: June 13, 2010
Course Map: HERE
Description: Donuts, bicycling, and beer! A fun, rolling, urban adventure. Remember, it's not a race. A populaire is a shorter version of a brevet. La ville est plus belle à vélo.
Bring all your friends! The Bread & Water 100K populaire starts at the Great Harvest Bakery in Midtown Anchorage, and travels a huge loop around the Anchorage Bowl, circling back to end at the Moose's Tooth Brew Pub for some fine post ride refreshments and stories. The course if mostly flat, and uses the Chester Creek, Campbell Creek, and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail bike paths as much as possible. There is some road riding, on moderately busy to quiet streets. Rabbit Creek Hill is included to add some spice. And there is a short dirt section through Far North Bicentennial Park from Hill Top Ski Area to Basher Road. Whether you're an experienced randonnuer or randonneuse, or simply want to get a taste of what randonneuring is all about, this ride is a blast! Come ride some new roads with us. Pret a rouler!
Registration Opens: 7:00AM
Ride Starts: 8:00AM
Start control closes immediately after the ride begins.
Start Location: Great Harvest Bakery, 570 E Benson Blvd. Anchorage, Alaska
Distance: 100 Kilometers +/-
Type: RUSA populaire
Time Limit: 7 Hours
Organizer: Kevin Turinsky
Phone: 907-276-6299 (hm), 907-317-6030 (mobile)
Special Instructions: This is Anchorage's first populaire. Bring a bike lock to lock your steed up at the Moose's Tooth at the end of the ride. 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. Link to Alaska Bicycle Law.
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.