Start Date: Sat, 8/4/2012
Description: This is a beautiful and rambling course that explores the roads and paths between the communities Anchorage, Eagle River, Birchwood/Chugiak, Peters Creek, and Eklutna. It's one of our original courses, developed years ago by past RBA, Bob Voris, and includes magnificent views of the mountains, beaches, ocean, creeks, and woodlands. We're brining it back because we've missed it so much. As this ride traverses through multiple communities, there is ample opportunity to stop along the way to resupply and get something to eat or drink. The rambling nature of this ride provides a terrific sense of adventure and challenge as you progress from town to town. It's the perfect course for riders wanting explore something new.
Registration: 7:00AM – 7:45AM
Ride Starts: 8:00AM
Start control closes immediately after the ride begins.
Start Location: Eagle River Highland Weigh Station (Southbound side of Glenn Hwy, just south of the Hiland Interchange)
Distance: 100 or 200 Kilometers +/-
Climbing: 200K approx 2700'
Type: ACP 200K brevet, RUSA 100K populaire
Time Limit: 13.5 Hours, 6.5 Hours
Fee: $20 RUSA Members, $25 Non-Members (200K). $10 (100K).
Maps of courses:
Organizer: Bob Voris/Kevin Turinsky
Phone: 907-276-6299 (hm), 907-317-6030 (mobile)
Special Instructions: Beware of riding in a paceline with riders you're unfamiliar. Insure your cables and chain are in running condition before the ride. Check your tubes and patch kit from last season. Does your pump still work? Fenders with mud flaps are always strongly encouraged, or you'll face the scorn and abuse of your fellow randonneurs drafting you when the skies open up or when the roads become muddy.
Calibrate your cyclocomputer to your wheel/tire size, and know how to use it. You should be able to find calibration instructions on the internet.
This is also a great time to try out lights, bags, racks, food, etc. Rear lights, in non-flashing mode only, are strongly encouraged for every ride. Remember, the spirit of randonneuring emphasizes self-sufficiency. If your derailleur cable breaks, you gotta fix it. Bring a pen, and your camera. Be sure to take lots of photos! Also, it's your responsibility to have your brevet card properly completed at each control point. DO NOT LOSE YOUR BREVET CARD!Please be polite/courteous/civil to convenience store attendants. It's your responsibility to know the Alaska state and local road laws. Ride no more than two up. White light front, red light rear between dusk and dawn.
Reminders: Join or renew your RUSA membership.
Most Important: All riders are reminded that any failure to conduct the ride in accordance with RUSA rules (www.rusa.org), applicable laws, or any special instructions or equipment requirements for this ride may result in a time penalty or disqualification. Sorry, I had to say that. Right now would be a good time to read RUSA's Rules for Riders (http://www.rusa.org/brvreg.html) Also, you've got to wear your helmet.