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Palmer Backroads 100K / 200K

Ride Date: Saturday, 9/26/2015 @ 08:00 AM

Description:  Although we're approaching season's end, Palmer still has some great riding!  Our Palmer Backroads 100K follows the traditional route out to the Knik River Bridge via Wolverine and Bodenberg Loop, with a side trip to the Palmer golf course after we get back to town.  For the 200K we will ride the ever-popular Palmer Spring Classic course–in reverse, with an out-and-back to Willow replacing the climb to old Mother Lode Lodge site.

Winter is coming–won't you come out and join us for a late season spin?

Both rides start and finish at Vagabond Blues.

alaskarandonneurs.org
rusa.org
vagblues.com

100K Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/palmer-backroads-100k

200K Registration:  https://www.bikereg.com/palmer-backroads-200k

Online registration closes Friday, 9/25/15 at 9:00PM AST
Check-in: 7:00AM – 7:45AM
Both Rides Start: 8:00AM
Start contrôle closes immediately after the ride begins.
Start/Finish Location: Vagabond Blues, 642 S. Alaska Street Palmer, Alaska
Distance: 100K and 200K
Type: RUSA 100K populaire and ACP 200K Brevet
Time Limit: 6:40 (100K) and 13:30 (200K)
100K Cost: $10 + BikeReg fee  ($20 same-day) and 200K Cost: $20 + BikeReg fee ($30 same-day)

NOTE:  Route information is provided as a basic idea of the course but is NOT official.  Official cuesheet will be provided the morning of the ride.

100K Course: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/8831148

200K Course:  http://ridewithgps.com/routes/9995554

Organizer: Burney Willis
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 (http://www.rusa.org/memberservices.html)

As is the nature of randonneuring, brevets are always unsupported. Be prepared.

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 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.

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