Another randonnoneuring season begins! Join us Saturday, April 12th for the Talkeetna 100K/200K brevets. The road shoulders are clear and wide, the course elevation profile is very forgiving, the Talkeetna Roadhouse accomodations are wonderful, and Talkeetna's post-ride food and beer selection is spectacular.
This year, we're introducing online registration for all of our rides via BikeReg.com. Make it easy on yourself, save a few bucks, and register online. Online registration for the Talkeetna rides closes Thursday, April 10, 9PM AST.
We'll be basing out of the Talkeetna Roadhouse again, where Trisha will treat us to a special randonneurs' breakfast beginning at 6:30AM.
The first ride of the season is for getting you reintroduced to your bicycle. Most likely, your bike has been stored in the garage or shed, or on a trainer for the last seven months. So take time before the ride to make sure everything’s in working order, and nothing’s going to rattle off in the first few hundred yards. Check your cables and housings, replace last year’s tubes and patches in your repair kit, and make sure your pump still works. Use this early ride to dial in your food, clothing, bike bags, fenders, and lighting for the bigger rides later this season.
1) Bring a pen!
2) Bring your camera (full battery), and take lots of photos before, during, and after the ride.
3) Calibrate your cyclocomputer before the event, and know how to use it!
4) Join or renew your RUSA membership.
See you in Talkeetna!