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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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 [...]
I just spoke to the Rangers up at Denali. The forest fire smoke up there is too heavy to ride in, so I’m postponing the Denali Dirt Road Randonnée until later in the summer/early autumn. It’ll still be a beautiful ride; just healthier. I’ll let you know just as soon as I set a new [...]
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 [...]