Designing randonneuring courses that are new, exciting, and challenging is often a struggle in a region like Alaska with so few roads. It's tough to keep our courses fresh and the overlap between events to a minimum. That's part of the reason why our original 200K course, designed by past RBA Bob Voris, was put in semi-retirement for the past few years; there was too much overlap with some of the other rides we've been putting on. Unfortunately, with 100K/200K rides in areas from Homer to Delta Junction, this left the Anchorage/Eagle River area without a local 100K/200K of its own.
Therefore, we're bringing back the classic Eagle River 100K/200K rides next weekend. These rides will be a great opportunity for local riders to get out and explore some of their own secret backroads and one-lane wooden bridges. There's plenty of variety to stretch the legs and stimulate the mind. Everything is included ranging from mountain-rimmed valleys, to industrial urban sections, to peaceful coastline paths.
The course begins at the Eagle River Hiland Weigh Station, goes north to Eklutna Village, then to the Eagle River Nature Center, back to the start, to west Dimond and Jewel Lake via the Coastal Trail, and through Anchorage back to the start.
All the ride details are HERE.
Come ride with us!