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 [...]
Category Archive for 'Populaire'
Come join us for our third, and last populaire of the randonneuring season, this Saturday, August 28th, starting at the Midnight Sun Brewery Parking lot. Populaires are shorter, more relaxed versions of brevets. They’re a great opportunity to get on some roads you’d normally never ride, and also to meet some new riders. This one [...]
If you’re not riding Soggy Bottom this weekend, 8/7/10, come join us for our RUSA anniversary ride, the Palmer Populaire (aka PBP Nord). The weather is expected to be nice. Accuweather is saying 67 degrees! Remember, you can’t call it from the couch! Populaires are shorter versions of brevets, and this one is just a [...]
The Bread & Water Populaire was a smash hit! 70 riders showed up to ride the big, beautiful loop around Anchorage. It was great seeing so many new faces on the ride. And even the weather cooperated. Looking for more populaires, or perhaps a 200K? Check out the rest of the rides on the Rando [...]
Now that we have the big Anchorage/Seaward/Anchorage 400K behind us, we’re taking a little break, before the Gakona 600K, to see the local sights with a beautiful populaire around Anchorage. Join us Sunday morning at 7:00AM at the Great Harvest bakery for the start of the Bread & Water 100K populiare. This ride is a [...]
A bit of a planning snafu by yours truly in regard to this weekend’s populaire. I didn’t get the Potter-Birchwood-Potter course submitted in time to get approved. Have no fear though! Let’s do the Bread & Water 100K again. (I always think a loop ride is more interesting than an out-and-back anyway.) If you didn’t [...]
Summer is finally here, and we’ve had a great randonneuring season with 1,300KM of brevets so far. So we’re going to throttle it back a tad this weekend. Please join us for the inaugural Bread & Water 100KM Urban Populaire. The ride will be just like a brevet, only shorter. You’ll have 7 hours to [...]