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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 [...]

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The 2014 Palmer Spring Classic absolutely rocked! Backcountry Bike & Ski did an spectacular job of organizing and hosting another wonderful Valley ride. This early season event has a life of its own, and a reputation to match. If you missed it this year, do yourself a favor and commit to riding it in 2015! Results [...]

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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. [...]

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We'll we were able to avoid it this spring, but the road and trail construction finally caught up with us. With both Eagle River Road and a good portion of the Coastal Trail still under construction, we're out of options for re-routing our Eagle River 100K/200K brevets.  Don't fret though! We're still on for the Homer End-of-the-Road 100K/200K [...]

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Cast your cruelty aside, April. We’re riding anyways! Come join us in Talkeetna next Saturday, April 13th, for the launch of the 2013 Alaska randonneuring season. Talkeetna is a great destination town for us with its wonderful hotels, restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and brewery. The Talkeetna Roadhouse is rolling out the red carpet for us with [...]

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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 [...]

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Talkeetna Preride

  I rode the Talkeetna 200k course on Saturday. The weather was great and the mountain was out, it was a beautiful day to be out riding. Even motorists on the Park’s were friendly. I expect the same next weekend. Overall the course is in great shape. The bike path along the Talkeetna Spurr was [...]

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The AEA’s Denali Classic was an amazing experience. We made a bunch of new friends and are grateful to Carlos and the gang for letting the Alaska Randonneurs offer a brevet option for their ride. The Denali Highway is a magical 135-mile gravel road paralleling the Alaska Range between the communities of Cantwell on the [...]

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Matanuska Milestone & More

30 riders, the most ever for an Alaska brevet, stormed the backroads of the Matanuska Valley last Sunday. Thanks to all the “regulars”, as well as new riders, for coming out to test yourself against Palmer’s headwinds, Wasilla’s pitbulls, and Houston’s hailstorms. Tell all your friends how much fun you had on this ride, then [...]

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Come ride the Matanuska Valley 200K brevet this Sunday, May 16th. Roll on some new roads, meet some new riders, and have a great time! Test yourself for a personal-best, or simply come out for the views and friends! Ride details & cue sheet available HERE. A few photos from last year’s Mat Valley 200K [...]

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The End-of-the-Road 200K brevet was just amazing. The morning snow shower up high on East End Road added to the challenge, but the ocean scenery and warmer late-afternoon temps down at the beach in Anchor Point made it all worth while. The other critical component making this ride so unbelievably satisfying is the people who [...]

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Iceland Blows While Kenai Knows

Eliot poeticized that, “April is the cruellest month…”, and that’s why we only have one brevet in the month before May! T.S. quickly characterizes early spring’s bleakness in the first few lines of his poem The Waste Land. And when he writes, “I will show you fear in a handful of dust.” I wonder if [...]

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I’m really looking forward to this year’s randonneuring season, and am excited to be heading to Kenai later this week for our season opener. Rando-Info Night at the Anchorage REI on 4/6 was packed. Going in, there were only 6 people registered to attend. By the time the show started, we were near capacity with [...]

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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 [...]

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The month of May typically brings very stable weather across Southcentral Alaska. If you’re at all familiar with the writings of author David Roberts, and his seminal mountaineering book Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative, you’ll stand an excellent chance of seeing Deborah on our newly approved, May 29th, Denali Highway 300K brevet (a 200K is in [...]

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