It’s the season of the Belgian toothpaste. There’s still a lot of snow on the ground, but the roads are pretty much dry, and people are out there riding. Inquiries about the brevets and randonneuring in general have been increasing in frequency, so before the April 17 Kenai 200K, Bob Voris (PBP ancien ’99) and I will be hosting a Rando Info Night at the Anchorage REI this coming Tuesday, April 6th at 6:00PM. We’re also getting a lot of interest from rides Outside, looking to come up for some of our rides. I look forward to sharing the beauty of Alaska with them.
If you’re new to randonneuring, Rando Info Night will help get you started riding brevets. We’ll cover all the basics, such as: Rules, French Words, History, Riding Styles, Contrôles, Brevet Cards, Equipment, Nutrition, Training, and more. There will be plenty of time for questions too.
The Kenai 200K brevet is coming right up. It’s a wonderful course, the flattest one on the calendar. It’s early in the season for Alaska riders, but if you can ride 100K at this point, you most likely can roll for 200K.
If you’ve never made the effort to ride the Kenai roads, you’re really missing out. The course is stunningly scenic and varied, and the roads are very low traffic; at least until the fish start running in July. Last year’s brevet attracted riders from Homer, the Mat Valley, and Anchorage, as well as local Kenai riders.
All the ride information for the Kenai 200K brevet, including links to the course map, cue-sheet, start time/location, etc., may be found HERE.