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Fall Populaire 100K

Registration opens Wednesday, August 25 at 12:01 AM (Pacific Time).

To register online: sign in to your SIR member account. Don't have one? Create one. It's free!
Once you login the Register button will be visible on the right side of this page (or bottom for mobile browsers).
  • Advance registration is required — we cannot accommodate same-day registration.
  • Membership: All riders must have current RUSA and SIR memberships (you'll enter your RUSA number during registration). Don't have a RUSA membership? Join here (or renew if your RUSA membership has expired). Allow a few days in advance for RUSA verification.
  • Online registration is open until Wednesday, September 22 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
  • Ride cost is $5 paid online at the time of registration.
Registration has closed for this event. We cannot accommodate same-day registration at this time.

Due to continuing COVID-19 concerns, this will be a no-contact brevet with all online registration and no manned food controls. We encourage you to bring along your own food and drink, but the route does pass through numerous towns where there are opportunities to refuel. We will report separately on specific COVID-19 protocols, which will apply not only to this brevet but also to future rides for an indefinite time period.

The online registration includes signing a responsibility waiver (using the same SmartWaiver app used for RUSA Permanents). After registering, you'll receive a confirmation email containing a link to the SIR waiver. Complete and submit the waiver to finalize your registration.

With regard to the waiver, we're bound by RUSA insurance rules, which stipulate that riders confirm the email address entered on the waiver. Here's an overview of the process:
  1. Go to, complete the waiver, including your email address. This link is also in your event registration email. To minimize confusion, please also use these for the appropriate fields in the waiver:
    • Designated Event: Fall Populaire 100K
    • Designated Event Date: September 25, 2021
  2. Once submitted, you will receive an email containing a link to verify the email address. Click on the link in the email. This will confirm the waiver.
  3. Once you've confirmed the waiver, you'll receive another email with a link to the completed waiver, and your registration will be finalized.

Olympia fall populaire - By Andy Speier

Corey, Josh and I met up at Yauger Park on Olympia's west side to do the ride. Parking is available off Alta St. There are restrooms in the park, on the south side of the building past the picnic shelter. Parking is also available in the shopping Center Parking lot on Cooper Point Road. If you park in the shopping center parking lot there is an access gate you can ride thru opposite Ace Hardware.

The ride heads west out of town on Harrison Ave. After descending on the Mud Bay Hill you'll cross 101 and turn onto Old Hwy 410. It's a bit of a climb up to Old Olympic Hwy so save some gas to get you to the top. Turn onto Hwy 8 heading west. Traffic should be light but pay attention when crossing the highway. The shoulder is wide and it's a gentle climb to get up to the Summit Lake exit. Of course as we got to the Summit Lake Store it began to rain. As is often the case when riding in the rain on a highway shoulder, flats are a common occurrence. Corey took one for the team with a large glass cut. We were able to take advantage of the store's covered porch while changing the flat. Riding Summit Lake is like riding a roller coaster. After riding around the lake, you'll continue west on Hwy 8 to McCleary. There are several services in town. This is the last place to get food until Steamboat.

Leaving town on Route 108 towards Shelton, there is little traffic and the noise of the Hwy is behind you. It had stopped raining and all was well. Josh got a flat but there was a nice wide spot in the road for us to repair the flat. W. Hurley Waldrip Rd. will take you over to Hwy 101. There is a break from the highway where you will turn onto Old Olympic highway. This will get you off 101 before a bridge with no shoulder on the highway. You'll return back onto 101 for... a bit of a climb back into Thurston County. You'll get off at the Steamboat Island Road exit and enjoy a quiet ride and relatively flat ride out to Steamboat Island. If you're hungry or thirsty there's a market on Saxton Dr. It began to rain (again) as we cycled out towards the island. On the way back you'll turn off Steamboat Island Rd onto Young Road. This will take you on some nice quiet roads with several views of the sound. There are a few climbs and eventually you'll return back to Steamboat Island Rd. You'll pass the market on Saxton Dr. if you can't make it to the finish without a snack. Saxton Dr. is a steep one way descent that takes you to Madrona Beach Rd.

After passing Buzz's Tavern you'll start the climb up the Mud Bay Hill. The climb is always a bit of a stinger at the end of a long ride. At the top of the hill Mud Bay Road changes its name to Harrison Ave. Arriving back at Yauger Park beverages and pizza will be waiting for you. As Corey and I cycled back to my house of course it began to rain again. As this is Stefanie's ride and she wasn't available to pre-ride she met us at my house with hot vegetable soup. A great end to a wet ride.

Route and Cuesheet: [FINAL]

Note: Printed cuesheets will not be available at the start. You may choose to print your own. To print the cuesheet from the route page, click the More button, then select Print Cuesheet.
Saturday, September 25, 2021, 8:00 AM
Yauger Park
3100 Capital Mall Dr SW
Olympia, WA  98502
Additional Info:
Stefanie Randolph
2021 Brevet Schedule
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
For all SIR events you must have front and rear lights, a reflective vest, and reflective ankle bands. Be prepared to show these to the ride organizer at the start. Your lights should be on during any low-light conditions (rain storms, night, tunnels).

You must read and agree to a waiver before beginning the ride, and you must turn in your signed brevet card at the end of the ride. If you will not finish, contact the organizer using the phone number on the card and cue sheet.