Start Date: Sat, 06/09/2012
Description: A combination of classics, a 200 KM Anchorage/Seward one-way or a 400 KM round-trip brevet course, traversing out-and/or-back through Southcentral Alaska. The Seward Highway route offers dramatic coastline views, with the chance to see beluga whales, eagles and bore tides, as well as ascending 900′ over Turnagain Pass and riding through the Kenai Mountains to reach the coastal town of Seward, located at the head of beautiful Resurrection Bay.
For the 200K, there are a couple of interesting options to add to the ride. Consider spending the night in Seward and riding back the following day. The extra challenge will really boost your endurance to the next level, and show you that you probably have what it takes for a 300K or a 400K.
Or, make reservations with the Alaska Railroad, and take the Saturday train back to Anchorage to sleep in your own bed. The 200K starts early enough that you can still make the trail in Seward. What a great combination of multi-mode transportation options!
Drop bag service will be available for the low, low price of…F-R-E-E.
Ride Starts: 4:00AM
Start contrôle closes immediately after the ride begins.
Start/Finish Location: Carrs Huffman, Anchorage, Alaska
Distance: 200 Kiometers +/- or, 400 Kilometers +/-
Type: ACP brevet
Time Limit: 13.5 Hours (200KM) or, 27 Hours (400KM)
Fee: 200K – $20 RUSA Members/$25 Non-Members
400K – $40 RUSA Members/$45 Non-Members
Organizer: Kevin Turinsky
Phone: 907-276-6299 (hm), 907-317-6030 (mobile)
Special Instructions: Brevets are always unsupported, so be prepared. Fenders with mud flaps are strongly encouraged, especially for this ride, 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.
At this point in the season you should have your lights, bags, racks, food, etc. all dialed in. A working front and rear light (in non-flashing mode only) are required if you will be riding between one half hour after sunset and one half hour before sunrise. These lights must be seen from a distance of 500′. Legally, there may be other times when lights are required. Know the law: 13 AAC 04.010
This is a long ride. Do not underestimate your need for lights on the course, fenders, warm clothes, booties, and sufficient food and water.
Remember, the spirit of randonneuring emphasizes self-sufficiency. If your derailleur cable breaks, you gotta fix it. 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. Link to Alaska Bicycle Law
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.
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