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Denali Highway Brevets

Date: May 29, 2010
Course Map: HERE

Description: Perhaps the longest dirt road randonnées in North America. Awe-inspiring views of Mt. Deborah (+12,000), Hess (+11,000), and Hayes (+13,000). Bring your 'cross bike w/ extra beefy tires, or ride your MTB with 2.1s.

This is a family-friendly event done in conjunction with the Alaska Endurance Association. It's all about grassroots rides! Bring the gang. There are plenty of trails for them to explore while you're out on one of the rides. Please plan on joining your fellow riders for a post-ride potluck on Saturday evening, and a Sunday morning farmer's breakfast. Please bring something to contribute. Also, bring lots of firewood for the community flame.

Registration Opens: 8:00AM Registration closes: 8:45AM
Rides Starts: 9:00AM
Start control closes immediately after the ride begins.

Start Location: Brushkana campground
Distance: 200/300 Kilometers +/-
Type: ACP brevet
Time Limit: 13.5/20 Hours

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

Fees: $10.00 RUSA Members, $15.00 Non-members. Medals are only available from RUSA.

Special Instructions: All controls are open-controls. You should bring a pen. 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 totally unsupported. You are on your own. This is a committed course on a remote section of Interior Alaska. Know your limits. 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!

The controls are far apart. The Denali Highway is very remote country. Consider bringing the following:
1) Bear Spray
2) Water filter
3) Camelback

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 24, 2010, 9:16 PM
Kevin Turinsky,
May 24, 2010, 9:16 PM