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Start Date: Sat, 05/31/2014

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.

Online Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/anchorageseward-200k400k

Ride Starts: 4:00AM

Start contrôle closes immediately after the ride begins.

Start Location: Carrs/Safeway, 1501 Huffman, Anchorage, Alaska

Finish Location: 200K Seward Subway/400K Paramount Bike Shop

Distance: 200 Kiometers +/- or, 400 Kilometers +/-

Type: ACP brevet

Time Limit: 13.5 Hours (200KM) or, 27 Hours (400KM)

Online Registration Cost: 200K – $20/400K – $40

Organizer: Kevin Turinsky/Tom Dosik

Phone: 907-317-6030 (Turinsky)/907-360-7953 (Dosik)

E-mail: info@alaskarandonneurs.org

Special Instructions:

1) Bring a pen!
2) Bring your camera, and take photos during the ride!
3) Calibrate your cyclocomputer, before the event, and know how to use it!
4) Join or renew your RUSA membership

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.

Waiver: 2014 RUSA Liability Waiver

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