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Welcome and Farewell!

Alaska Randonneurs has transitioned to Denali Randonneurs, meaning all brevet and populaire information for Alaska's 2016 season is available there:

  • Denali Randonneurs
  • See you down the road…

     

     

     

    Anchorage South 100K / 200K

    Registration and course information has been posted for the upcoming Anchorage South 100K / 200K rides.

    Anchorage North 100K / 200K

    Registration and course information has been posted for the upcoming Anchorage North 100K / 200K rides.

    UPDATE:  Three riders started the 100K, another wet and cold affair.  One of them had to bail when he was called in to work, the other two rode on to finish.

    Karl – 6:24

    Tim – 6:27

    Salute!

    Congratulations to our Homer End of the Road 200K finishers:
    Buzz – 9:34
    Karl – 12:45
    Martin – 9:41
    Tim – 12:45

    Congratulations are also in order for a tenacious group of riders who decided to ride in Palmer this past Saturday. It was cold and wet all day, with temperatures hovering in the low to mid 40s. For the 100K we had a tandem duo, and they shredded the pavement:
    Jennifer M. – 3:54
    Paul – 3:54
    For the 200K a trio started, and one of them had a flat less than five miles from Palmer. After repairing that and getting back under way they rode all over the Valley and, somehow, managed to keep their spirits high and continue pedaling away. One of them called it a day as they came back through Palmer on their way out to Knik River Road, but the other two powered on to the finish:
    Jennifer D. – 13:14
    Melissa – 13:14

    We tip our cap to all who come out to ride!

    2016 Sneak Peek

    Curious about the 2016 schedule? Here's a sneak peek of what's in store:

    4/23/16 – Talkeetna 100K
    5/7/16 – Matanuska 200K
    5/21/16 – Chugiak/Palmer/Chugiak 300K / 200K
    5/28/16 – Denali Park Road 300K / 200K
    6/4/16 – Anchorage/Seward/Anchorage 400K / 200K
    6/18/16 – Ronde van Anchorage 100K
    6/25/16 – Solstice 600K (We return to the traditional course!)
    7/23/16 – Alpe d'Glen 100K
    8/6/16 – Alaska Railroad 600K / 400K / 300K (One-way rides, take the train back)
    8/20/16 – Chitina Colors 200K / 100K
    9/3/16 – Eagle River 200K
    9/17/16 – Populaire Potpourri 100K (Mystery course)

    Palmer Backroads 100K / 200K

    Registration and course information for the 9/26/15 Palmer Backroads 100K and 200K rides has been updated.

    Palmer Backroads 100K/200K

    Hope to see you there!

    Welcome!

    Hi, I'm Burney, the new RBA for Alaska Randonneurs.

    The very first thing I want to do as RBA is personally invite each and every one of you to come out and ride with us.

    We have three rides left for 2015:

    Palmer Backroads 100K/200K – September 26th

    Anchorage North 100K/200K – October 3rd

    Anchorage South 100/200 – October 17th

    There is no way forward for Alaska Randonneurs that fails to recognize the enormous contribution to Alaska randonneuring made by our recently-retired RBA, Kevin.  There are so many countless hours spent behind the scenes making sure everything goes right–and making right the things that don't–and so much of it goes unseen and unappreciated.  Kevin, from the bottom of my heart, and on behalf of every Alaska randonneur (and all of those who have come to ride with us from Outside), THANK YOU!  We wish you the best, wherever life (and your bicycle) takes you.

    See you on the road,

    Burney

     

     

    Put the adventure and challenge back in your ride. Ride with the Alaska Randonneurs.

    - Randonneuring season in Alaska kicks off next month with the Talkeetna 100K on April 11th.
    - Rando Info Night: Wednesday, 6PM 3/18/15 at Speedway Cycles. Get ready and learn everything you need for a successful season of randonneuring.
    - Our full schedule of rides is HERE!

    In addition to our full brevet schedule, we’re bringing back the team randonnée event. Get your team together early. Route submissions are due April 25th.

    If you’re aiming to ride more than a few brevets, consider our Season Pass. It covers a full Super Randonneur series needed to qualify for Paris-Brest-Paris 1200Km, and also allows you to ride every single one of our other rides at no additional charge (except the Ronde and team events)

    Come ride with us!

    We’re heading to the Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea this weekend! Come join us for the “End-of-the-Road” 100K/200K brevets in Homer this weekend!

    This is a spectacular ride that offers beaches, mountains, ocean breezes, a Russian village, and the western most point on the contiguous North America road system.

    The food, scenery, and hills are legendary!

    Info and online registration: HERE!

    Special Instructions:
    1) Bring a pen!
    2) Bring your camera, and take photos during the ride!
    3) Calibrate your cyclocomputer, before the event, and know how to use it!
    4) Join or renew your RUSA membership.

    This weekend, we're bringing back an old favorite – The Eagle River 100K populaire and 200K brevet. The ongoing construction of the Eagle River Road out to the ER Nature Center has challenged us in creating a course that accomodates the proper riding distances along with great scenery and places to stop and refuel. We had to get a bit creative, but now we're certain you'll like what we've whipped up for you!  Come ride with us!

     Online registration and details are HERE or HERE

     Special Instructions:
    1) Bring a pen!
    2) Bring your camera, and take photos during the ride!
    3) Calibrate your cyclocomputer, before the event, and know how to use it!
    4) Join or renew your RUSA membership

    Mark your calendar to join us on all of our rides this season!
    9/13/14 – Homer End-of-the-Road 100K/200K
    9/27/14 – Palmer Backroads RUSA 100K/200K
    10/4/14 – Anchorage North RUSA 100K/200K
    10/18/14 –  Anchorage South RUSA 100K/200K

    **Ride Canceled**

    Randonneuring season here in Alaska throttled back during July to focus on watching the Tour. We’re back now w/ six more rides left in the season. Come ride with us!

    This Saturday, August 9th, we’re bringing back the Kenai Backroads 100K/200K. We haven’t ridden this course for nearly two years! (The course was washed out last fall!)

    The Kenai Backroads offers everything we love about riding the Kenai – breathtaking views of Cook Inlet and the majestic Kenai River, plenty of places to resupply, quiet winding backroads, a few solid hills, and a brewery at the second-to-last control!

     Online registration and details are HERE or HERE

     Special Instructions:
    1) Bring a pen!
    2) Bring your camera, and take photos during the ride!
    3) Calibrate your cyclocomputer, before the event, and know how to use it!
    4) Join or renew your RUSA membership

    Mark your calendar to join us on all of our rides this season!
    8/9/14 – Kenai Backroads RUSA 100K/200K
    8/23/14 – Eagle River 100K/200K
    9/13/14 – Homer End-of-the-Road 100K/200K
    9/27/14 – Palmer Backroads RUSA 100K/200K
    10/4/14 – Anchorage North RUSA 100K/200K
    10/18/14 –  Anchorage South RUSA 100K/200K

    Our Solstice series of rides is sort of like a mini Big Wild Ride. The first 200K of the course is the finest, most beautiful and interesting section of the entire BWR. This course offers majestic vistas, quirkly roadhouses, and very low traffic. Come ride with us!

    Drop bag service will be available for the low, low price of…F-R-E-E.

    All ride details are HERE.
    Online registration only: http://www.bikereg.com/solstice

    Special Instructions:
    1) Sign the 2014 RUSA Liability Waiver
    2) Bring a pen!
    3) Bring your camera, and take photos during the ride!
    4) Calibrate your cyclocomputer, before the event, and know how to use it!
    5) Join or renew your RUSA membership

     
    Come ride the Ronde, Sunday, June 15th! This is the finest 100K loop around Anchorage, bar none. It's not a race, but it's just as challenging, and more adventurous! Bring all your friends! De Ronde van Anchorage 100K populaire starts at the Fire Island Bakery in Downtown Anchorage, and travels a huge loop around the Anchorage Bowl, circling back to end at where it started. 

    Spread some rando goodwill and get to there early for coffee and croissant…very European!

    The Ronde van Anchorage is a benefit for the Bike AnchorageThe course is mostly flat, with one BIG hill. It uses the Chester Creek, Campbell Creek, and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail bike paths as much as possible. There is some road riding, on moderately busy to quiet streets. Rabbit Creek Hill is included to add some picante. And there is a short dirt section through Far North Bicentennial Park from Hill Top Ski Area to Basher Road. Tandems and skinny tires won't have any problems.

    Whether you're an experienced randonnuer or randonneuse, or simply want to get a taste of what randonneuring is all about, this ride is a blast! Come ride some new roads with us.
    All the details, including online registration HERE!

    Anch/Seward 200K/400K

     

    A combination of classics, a 200 KM Anchorage/Seward one-way or a 400 KM round-trip brevet course, traversing out-and/or-back through Southcentral Alaska. The Seward Highway route offers dramatic coastline views, with the chance to see beluga whales, eagles and bore tides, as well as ascending 900' over Turnagain Pass and riding through the Kenai Mountains to reach the coastal town of Seward, located at the head of beautiful Resurrection Bay.

    For the 200K, there are a couple of interesting options to add to the ride. Consider spending the night in Seward and riding back the following day. The extra challenge will really boost your endurance to the next level, and show you that you probably have what it takes for a 300K or a 400K.

    Or, make reservations with the Alaska Railroad, and take the Saturday train back to Anchorage to sleep in your own bed. The 200K starts early enough that you can still make the trail in Seward. What a great combination of multi-mode transportation options!


    Drop bag service will be available for the low, low price of…F-R-E-E.

    All ride details are HERE.
    Online registration only: http://www.bikereg.com/anchorageseward-200k400k

    Special Instructions:
    1) Sign the 2014 RUSA Liability Waiver
    2) Bring a pen!
    3) Bring your camera, and take photos during the ride!
    4) Calibrate your cyclocomputer, before the event, and know how to use it!
    5) Join or renew your RUSA membership

    Grassroots riding on one of North America's longest dirt-road randonnées! Don't miss this wild weekend w/ the crew of the Alaska Endurance Association's Denali Classic Gravel Grinder. Carlos and his merry band extend their generocity to the rando crowd in the hopes of creating some cross pollination opportunities. The road has been freshly plowed, and the lodges on the course are eager to feed you.
    Two important rules:
    1) Bring a large amount of food and libation for the post ride potluck
    2) Bring a big bundle of firewood for the community flame.

    All ride details are HERE.
    Online registration only: http://www.bikereg.com/denali

    Special Instructions:
    1) Sign the 2014 RUSA Liability Waiver
    2) Bring a pen!
    3) Bring your camera, and take photos during the ride!
    4) Calibrate your cyclocomputer, before the event, and know how to use it!
    5) Join or renew your RUSA membership

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