Date: May 1, 2010
Course Map: HERE
Description: This is perhaps the most beautiful brevet course in Southcentral Alaska. It offers rural roads, the Homer Spit, eagles, sweeping views of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet, a Russian village, plenty of hills to wake the legs up, and even a control located at the western-most point on the continuous North American road system.
Registration Opens: 7:00AM
Ride Starts: 8:00AM
Start control closes immediately after the ride begins.
Start Location: Two Sisters Bakery, 233 East Bunnell Ave, Homer, Alaska
Distance: 200 Kilometers +/-
Type: ACP brevet
Time Limit: 13.5 Hours
Organizer: Kevin Turinsky
Phone: 907-276-6299 (hm), 907-317-6030 (mobile)
Fees: $10.00 RUSA Members, $15.00 Non-members. Medals are only available from RUSA.
Special Instructions: This is the first official distance RUSA brevet of the year, so please be prepared. 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.