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Chugiak/Talkeetna/Chugiak 300K Brevet

Date: September 18, 2010
Course Map: HERE

Description: The last brevet of the 2010 season. This 300K is perhaps the fastest course in our quiver. It is very straight forward, with nary a turn, and very moderate hills. If you're looking to clock a personal best, this is the course to do it on. Note also that there is plenty of infrastructure along the way to help you stay nourished and hydrated, or simply just to stop to pick up a few souvenirs. 

Registration Opens: 5:00AM Registration closes: 5:45AM
Ride Starts: 6:00AM
Start control closes immediately after the ride begins.

Start Location: Chugiak High School, Chugiak, 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. The rides are getting longer now. You must have lights for this ride, as it will be dark for the start and for the finish. That means you must have an operating front AND rear light. The law requires it, and so does common sense. 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. Link to Alaska Bicycle Law. You're expected to know the local laws of Chugiak, Wasilla, Houston, and Talkeetna as well.

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,
Sep 16, 2010, 8:14 PM
Kevin Turinsky,
Sep 16, 2010, 10:00 PM