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Start Date: Sat, 05/12/2012

Description: This is perhaps the most beautiful brevet course in Southcentral Alaska. It offers rural roads, the Homer Spit, eagles, sweeping views of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet, a Russian village, plenty of hills to wake the legs up, and even a contrôle located at the western-most point on the continuous North American road system.

Most contrôles will be info-controls, so refill bottles when and where you have the opportunity.

Please do not park in the Two Sisters Bakery parking lot. We can't use up all of their parking spaces all day while we're out on a ride. Park on the side of the streets, or there is a parking lot just to the south, down by the water.

We're especially excited about our collaboration with the Homer Cycling Club, and look forward to gaining from their local knowlege, and letting them impart their special Homer "flavor" to the ride!

Registration: 7:00AM – 7:45AM

Ride Starts: 8:00AM

Start contrôle closes immediately after the ride begins.

Start Location: Two Sisters Bakery, 233 East Bunnell Ave, Homer, Alaska

Distance: 100/200 Kilometers +/-

Type: RUSA Populaire/ACP brevet

Time Limit: 6.5/13.5 Hours

Fee: $20 RUSA Members. $25 Non-Members (200K). $10(100K)

Map of course: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/16363523/

or: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/16363523

Organizer: Kevin Turinsky

Phone: 907-276-6299 (hm), 907-317-6030 (mobile)

E-mail: info@alaskarandonneurs.org

Special Instructions: As is the nature of randonneuring, these rides are always unsupported. Fenders with mud flaps are 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. 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. 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.