Alsea Loop 200k, May 19, 2018

Photo of Gabe and Jeff on McFarland Road
Photo: Chris Archibald

Unofficial map and downloadable track: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/1810086 ; Cue sheet as PDFor as Excel.
Contact for more information: rba@will-rando.org

Registration form

Start
7:30 am at Market of Choice, in the shopping center at 29th and Willamette. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before start.
Cost
$5 by Thursday May 17. $10 day of ride.
Finish
by 9pm at Market of Choice
Parking
There is a large parking lot in the shopping center. There are restrooms in Market of Choice, which opens at 7.

Photos from 2017

Google photo album by Chris Archibald

Google photo album by Jeff Reynolds

Requirements

This brevet is sanctioned by Audax Club Parisien and Randonneurs USA, and is subject to RUSA Rules for Riders. If you are not familiar with these rules, please read them well in advance so that you can be prepared. They are not the same as a club century ride.

Your bicycle must be equipped with front and rear lights, even if you expect to finish in daylight. After dusk, you must use your lights. You must carry adequate reflective garments, preferably conforming to RUSA reflectivity guidelines. If you are observed riding in low light conditions with inadequate lights or reflectivity, you will be disqualified.

Familiarize yourself with procedures for riding a brevet, incuding collection of times and signatures on the control card. The card must be signed and turned in at the finish.

What to expect

This is a self-supported ride. There is no SAG. Food and drinks are available at markets along the route. Randonneuring rules prohibit personal support vehicles or other personal support except at the controles, which are marked on the route.

This is an all-conditions ride. There will be some kind of weather. Maybe it will be wonderful, and maybe it won't. Come prepared. Unless you feel your life or health are at risk, ride through.

What to Expect

Expect this to be a little tougher than a typical club century ride. You need not be a fast rider, but it takes some discipline to move efficiently through the controles. Remember, the clock doesn't stop, even when you do! The slower you ride, the more important is your “controle discipline.”

Most important: Be safe, and enjoy the ride.