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Third Time's a Charm 1000K (ACP)

Registration opens Tuesday, August 9 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 Tuesday, September 6 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
  • Ride cost is $50 paid online at the time of registration.
Registration has closed for this event. We cannot accommodate same-day registration at this time.

The online registration includes signing a responsibility waiver using the same SmartWaiver system used for RUSA Permanents.


Please see the SIR Pandemic Plan for our COVID-19 protocols. These protocols apply to this event and future rides for an indefinite time period.

Once more, with feeling this time.

This route was originally the 2021 Solistice 1000K, scheduled for June, near the Summer Solstice. As one does. That ride was cancelled due to a record-setting heat wave.

We rescheduled for August. The (now misnamed) Solistice 1000K was again cancelled, this time due to forest fires and widespread smoke.

So here we are, September 2022, and we'll make another go at it. Notes from the original event:

This a brand new route and should entail some great adventuring. We have traveled most of these roads on other Brevets and Permanents, but there are a few twists and turns to keep you entertained. The route consists of 3 loops all starting and finishing at the Tumwater La Quinta Inn. While that will make it easy to clean up and grab some sleep for each loop, it will also provide an easy temptation to abandon. There are portions of the ride that will require more than the usual rando self-sufficiency. Make sure you check your yearning for sleep and civilization at the door so you can successfully finish the entire adventure!

Pre-ride Notes

  • A satellite-based GPS tracker (SPOT, Garmin InReach, etc) is highly recommended. The route traverses many areas with zero cell service.
  • There is, in total, about 67K of gravel on this route, some of it relatively new (and therefore soft/loose). At least 30mm tires recommended.
Additional information is availabe in the pre-ride report.

Safety Inspection

All riders must pass a mandatory safety inspection. NO INSPECTION = NO RIDE. Required equipment:
  • Functioning headlight and tailight. Backups and/or spares highly recommended.
  • Reflective vest or sash.
  • Reflective ankle bands.
An SIR volunteer will be performing safety inspections at the La Quinta start/ovenrnight/finish control hotel on Thursday, September 8 from 7:00pm until 8:00pm. Safety inspections will also be available the morning of the ride (Friday, September 9) starting at 4:15am.

Spotwalla Tracker

We've set up an SIR SpotWalla club account for this event (optional to use). Riders may join here (note: riders responsible for SpotWalla fees). Viewers may use the following link to track joined riders.


All riders are responsible for making their own hotel accommodations. As of 09/04/2022 the Tumwater La Quinta Inn still has rooms available for the event dates. If you are planning to ride this event you should make hotel reservations ASAP.

Routes and Cuesheets

Full Route: [FINAL]

Note: This full route is useful for review and planning purposes only — it is not recommended for upload to GPS devices. The La Quinta hotel is effectively visited four times (start, first overnight, second overnight, finish) which confuses many GPS devices. You will have a happier GPS device (and therefore a happier rider) if you use the individual day routes below.

Day 1: [FINAL]
Day 2: [FINAL]
Day 3: [FINAL]

Note: Printed cuesheets will not be available at the start. You may choose to print your own. To print the cuesheet from one of the above route pages, click the More button, then select Print Cuesheet.
Friday, September 9, 2022, 5:00 AM until Monday, September 12, 2022, 8:00 AM
La Quinta Inn & Suites
4600 Capitol Blvd SE
Tumwater, WA  98501

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Jan Acuff
Ray Whitlock
2022 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 control card.