Start Date: Sat, 8/18/2012
Description: This 300K is perhaps the fastest 30K course in our quiver. It is very straight forward, with nary a turn, and very moderate hills. We've improved this course by switching up the start and turn-around locations to enhance and maximize your rando experience. The new start location is at the Eagle River Fred Meyer, while the turn-around has been moved from downtown Talkeetna to the Flying Squirrel Bakery, just a few miles south. If you're looking to clock a personal best, this is the course to do it on. Note also that there is plenty of infrastructure along the way to help you stay nourished and hydrated, or simply just to stop to pick up a few souvenirs.
Registration: 5:00AM – 5:45AM
Ride Starts: 6:00AM
Start control closes immediately after the ride begins.
Start/Finish Location: Eagle River Fred Meyer, 13401 Old Glenn Hwy.
Turnaround: Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe, Mile 11 Talkeetna Spur
Distance: 300 Kilometers +/-
Climbing: Not much
Type: ACP 300K brevet
Time Limit: 20 Hours
Fee: $30 RUSA Members, $35 Non-Members (300K).
Maps of courses: Google Maps (Eagle River to Talkeetna and back)
Organizer: 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.
Bring a pen and a camera!
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.
Insure your lights, both front and rear, are working, and have fresh batteries! 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.