Date: August 28, 2010
Course Map: HERE subject to change depending on road conditions/construction.
Description: Continuing with the "PBP" theme, here's the Potter/Birchwood/Potter populaire, but with an improvement. This populaire starts and finishes at the Midnight Sun Brewery, where you can get some great après vélo munchies. This ride pieces together elements of several of our other brevets and populaires. If you've ridden with us before, some of the course will certainly be familiar.
Remember, it's not a race. But there is a time limit! A populaire is simply a shorter version of a brevet. La ville est plus belle à vélo!
Bring all your friends!. Whether you're an experienced randonnuer or randonneuse, or simply want to get a taste of what randonneuring is all about, this will be a fun ride! Come ride some new roads with us. Pret a rouler!
*A word on the name: "PBP" is the acronym for Paris-Brest-Paris (not Potter-Birchwood-Potter), the grand daddy of all long distance randonnées. PBP occurs every 4 years. The next one is in August of 2011!
Registration Opens: 7:00AM
Ride Starts: 8:00AM
Start control closes immediately after the ride begins.
Start Location: Midnight Sun Brewery, 8111 Dimond Hood Drive, Anchorage, Alaska
Distance: 100 Kilometers +/-
Type: RUSA populaire
Time Limit: 6-ish Hours
Organizer: Kevin Turinsky
Phone: 907-276-6299 (hm), 907-317-6030 (mobile)
Special Instructions: Bring a bike lock to lock your steed up at Midnight Sun Brewery 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 Anchorage 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.