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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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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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From our “on-the-scene” rando correspondent and guest blogger, Mike Downer: The Denali Dirt Road Randonnée melds the spirit of randonneuring with the appeal that draws so many of us to Alaska. It could be argued that no other randonneuring event in the world celebrates the spirit of self-reliance in such a real way. While Paris-Brest-Paris [...]

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Denali Dirt Road Randonnée 7/17/10

Wilderness randonneuring, deep into the heart of Denali National Park and Preserve, that’s what the Denali Dirt Road Randonnée is all about. It’s the epitome of self-reliance on the bike. The Super Randonneur brevet series (200, 300, 400, & 600K) is over, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have more brevets and populairs in store [...]

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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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If you don’t think randonneuring in the United States is taking off, then you I guess you didn’t know that there has already been 68 brevets, so far just this month of May, ranging from 200K to 600K, all across this Nation. Check out the photos from the Oregon 600K. Or what about the San [...]

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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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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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Denali Dirt Road Randonnée

If you have lots of long-distance riding experience, are really strong, self-sufficient, can handle 300K of huge hills on dirt roads in Alaska’s remote wilderness, with the possibility of truly awful weather, consider riding the July 18 Denali Dirt Road Randonnée. This ride just might be the highlight of our brevet season. It’s the most [...]

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The Alaska 600K Brevet

Where the Bread & Water 100K populaire embodied the light-hearted, fun nature of rambling on a bike from point-to-point around the city, the Alaska 600K brevet, that travels from Gakona to Delta Junction to Tok, and back to Gakona, is absolutely mammoth in scale, scope, and adventure-factor. Seven riders, long-distance veterans as well as first-year [...]

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Bore tides, beluga whales, eagles, mountains and more are why the Seward Highway holds the All-American Roads designation. The route also holds significant historical and cultural qualities. If you’re aiming to achieve Super Randonneur status this year (check out the special jersey) by completing a full brevet series, or if you’re looking to pack in [...]

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Chin’ an, Gu Ninyu.

“Thank you, you came here.” That’s the translation of the control clue found on the sign at Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church in the Native village of Eklutna, north of Anchorage. Nine riders set off early on Saturday morning from the south end of Potter Marsh for one of six 300 Km brevets offered this weekend [...]

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