Preregistration has closed for this event. You can still ride! Please show up to the start at least 30 minutes early to get registered. Bring cash or a check to pay the $35 fee.
Cost of this brevet is:
$25 with online preregistration and prepayment before Thursday, March 28, at 8 PM.
$35 for non-preregistered riders; that is, those who register and pay at the start.
Come join us on March 30 for the opening 300 km brevet of the 2019 Seattle International Randonneurs season. Whether your cycling goals for this season include a full brevet series, Paris-Brest-Paris or just a few long rides, we think you will like this ride.
Start at 6 AM from Starbucks University Village (4634 26th Avenue NE, Seattle)
. There are many Starbucks at University Village so make sure you find the right one. Starbucks opens at 5am and we will have coffee and treats starting at 5:30 am. Please arrive early to get signed in.
The finish is close by at the RAM Brewery until 1 am (2650 NE University Village St, Seattle, WA 98105). Bring a bike lock for the party afterwards at the RAM. The RAM closes at 1 am after which time the control will be outside and there will be a blinking sign (SIR staff may be waiting in a nearby car).
You can easily take Sound Transit Link Light Rail to Husky Stadium and it's a short ride from there.
If you drive, you can park in the neighborhood to the north. See the city's parking map to understand parking regulations at http://web6.seattle.gov/sdot/seattleparkingmap/ We recommend that you do not park at University Village
Due to snow on the middle fork road (yes we checked!) the route has been changed to Camino Island.
We will roll from Starbucks at 6 am promptly. Sunrise is at 6:52 am so it will still be dark; wear your reflective vest and ankle bands and have your front and rear lights on your bike. This is a hilly route with fabulous views and not one but two trips down to the beach! We will serve you Bahn Mi, soup, and other food at the state park at km 140.
The route travels north on the interurban trail to Everett and then to Marysville and familiar roads to Starwood. The interurban trail can be challenging to follow but there are usually signs. The majority of the cue sheet is dedicated to this short section. Once in Stanwood, you may want to stop for some food before crossing over to Camino island. On the north end of the island you will visit English Boom beach with a great view of Mt Baker. Careful on the descent for sand in the road. From here turning south to eventually visit the state park and a beautiful stop at the beach. Then around the bottom of the island and back over the bridge to Stanwood. Some back roads await as you travel east to the centennial trail and back to the Ram for some food with old and new friends.
This is a hilly course on remote roads with about 2400 meters//8000 feet of total climbing. Because it is an early season ride, you should bring lights, and if the weather is inclement you will make more friends if you have fenders on your bicycle. IF YOU DNF CALL/TEXT THE RIDE ORGANIZER OTHERWISE WE WILL WAIT FOR YOU AT THE FINISH AND THEN CALL YOU AND WAKE YOU OR YOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT UP AT 2:30 AM.
Route on RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29513486
Cue sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15hXj-NQ7QFicb0fIR4xw2Xy7n9jgEulGQDVdvc4D720/edit?usp=sharing
For those of you who want to share their tracker information (spot tracker, inreach, etc), the link is https://spotwalla.com/locationViewer.php?id=646
also listed on the location page as Seattle Randonneurs. Join the Seattle Randonneurs page. You will need a spotwalla account, and other information concerning your tracking device. SIR isn't managing this and it's completely voluntary and carries the usual privacy warnings.
Please print a copy of the cue sheet if you need one as they will not be available at the start.
We will serve Bahn Mi sandwiches on Camano Island. Please select your favorite flavor by using this poll: https://doodle.com/poll/gr5kggb3m3ny3u2d
This will count as a 300km qualifying brevet for Paris-Brest-Paris.
Lights and reflective gear are required for this ride.
At the start, have your front and rear lights on the bike and wear your reflective vest and ankle bands.
RUSA membership is not required, but is strongly recommended, especially if you are using this ACP 300K to qualify for Paris-Brest-Paris.
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