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Brevet Week 300

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 $10 fee.

Cost of this brevet is:
$5 with online preregistration and prepayment before Thursday, May 2, at 8 PM.
$10 for non-preregistered riders; that is, those who register and pay at the start.
Come join us on May 5 for the Brevet Week 300 km brevet. This ride is part unsupported series-in-a-week, which is a great way to claim all of your PBP qualifiers at once. We'll have cards and cue sheets at the start (please preregister so we know how much to print), but you're on your own for everything else. It's a true celebration of self-sufficient randonneuring!

Start at 06:00 from the Super 8 in Ellensburg (1500 Canyon Rd Ellensburg, WA). The Brevet Week 300k is subject to revisions if there is snow on Old Blewett Pass. This route will start by climbing over windmill hill and climb over New Blewett Pass (4100 ft) on US 97, to Leavenworth and control at Sleeping Lady Resort in beautiful Leavenworth and the Icicle Creek valley! The route will return back to US97 and will go over old Blewett Pass, an older paved forest service road that climbs up over 4000 ft. After returning to Ellensburg, the route will do an out and back along the Yakima Canyon (to Selah and back) and finish at the Super 8 in Ellensburg. The total climbing on the proposed 300k route is approximately 9,700 ft.

Route on RWGPS: This route is not final and may change. The cuesheet will be completed following pre-ride, about 1 week before start of ride.

Route Cuesheet (a finalized version will be printed and handed out at the start)

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.

Looking forward to Brevet Week! Here are some important details for the Brevet Week rides:

·If you are not staying at the Super 8 the night after each finish of Brevet Wek, they have a limited parking lot, so please park at the Super 1 Foods (far front parking spots nearest Canyon Rd), just a half mile north of Super 8, at the corner of Canyon Rd and W Mountain View Ave.

·Please study the RWGPS. We prerode the200k and 600k and there are some turns that don’t have signs and there are slight right/slgith left turns that you sometimes need to take at the same intersection with a 90 degree right/left turn. If you are a cuesheet only navigator, there are also bike trails that you might be riding at night, with no signs to describe which way to go. We did our best to give some landmarks to help with the way in these situations, but it’s always good to see the RWGPS larger map beforehand.

·Morning of ride Registration will be at the Super 8 front lobby (yes there is day of ride registration!!)

o200k 6:20am -7am.

o300k, 400k and 600k 5:20am-6am

·After you finish at the Super 8, I will have an envelope at the front desk and if I am not there, please have your card initialed and time stamped and put your control card in the envelope and also your finish time under your name on the envelope.

·After the 200k and 300k, I’ll be at the Iron Horse Brewery at 412 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926 (about 1.3 miles north) until they close (Saturday 10pm and Sunday 9pm) to hear stories about the ride! You can bring your card to me if you want to join me or just leave your card at the front desk and I’ll pick it up later. Please text me when you finish. My cell: 360-250-2006

·If there are any questions or anything please call me as I will be staying at a house in Ellensburg for later in the evening.

Brevet Week 300k – PreDrive Report  (by John Pearch)
***PLAN FOR HEADWINDS AND UNEXPECTED WEATHER CONDITIONS! Looks like Weather forecast on Blewett Pass looks promising mid 60's to mid 70's on Sunday!! But do bring warm clothes as it may be in upper 30's after the sun goes down up on Blewett!

I predrove the 300k and made adjustments based on too much snow on Old Blewett Pass. By taking out Old Blewett, there is no info control leaving Ellensburg and the control in Selah is the AM/PM that is 24 hours. This 300k is essentially an out and back ride, except the loop around Peshastin and Icicle Creek valley, near Leavenworth. There are magnificent view of the Icicle Creek valley! The climb up the Blewett Pass is about 1,900 ft in 25k, not including the “Windmill Hill” climb that is 1300 ft in 26k. Caution there are some large rocks in the shoulder on the descent down the north and south side of Blewett Pass. After the 97 descent, you’ll take a left on US2 then a right into Peshastin. North Road has great views of the Tumwater Mountain and Icicle Ridge. There is an info control along this stretch. The route goes into Leavenworth, which doesn’t have a control, but if you’re in need of some good brew, stop in at the Icicle or other breweries! The next control is at the O’Gradey’s off Icicle Creek Road who have great sandwiches and burgers. The route makes a U-turn at O-Gradey’s and then takes E Leavenworth, and misses Leavenworth on the return loop. The climb back the north side of the Blewett Pass is about 3,000 ft in 34k. There is usually a tailwind on southbound up and down Windmill Hill but on the 600k preride, there was headwinds on the descent, so be ready for unexpected windy conditions. The ride goes back through Ellensburg and goes right by the Super 8 and other services, so stock up on food and water for the Yakima Canyon, as it is about 50k and about 1000 ft of climbing to Selah. There can be changing wind patterns in the canyon, but the prevailing winds are usually out of the north so plan on headwinds when return to Ellensburg. The return back up the canyon is also about 1300 ft of climbing. The AM/PM is 24 hours in Selah is the control, however there are additional services 1 ¼ mile south in the center of Selah. As long as you make the finish control cutoff, you do not need to make the intermediate control times.Keep in mind the Blewett Pass climbs, especially on the return!

Have fun!!


Stay tuned for 400k and 600k preride reports.

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 6:00 AM
Super 8 by Windham Ellensburg
1500 Canyon Rd
Ellensburg, WA  98926
John Pearch
Brevet Week 2019
Registration is closed
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.