Saturday, September 14
Registration for this ride has closed.
$160 with online preregistration and prepayment before Wednesday, September 11, at 8 PM (Pacific Time)
- $200 for non-preregistered riders; that is, those who register and pay at the start
Note: costs include a shared bed at the overnight controls for preregistered riders. (We can't guarantee a bed for same-day registrations, but we'll do our best to accommodate you.)
Take in awesome Western Washington scenery with three loops based out of Redmond.
Day 1 takes you up to Bellingham and back. Enjoy the centennial trail, scenic Chuckanut drive, the Skagit valley, and the waterfront on either side of Lake Washington. ~410km
Day 2 heads northeast to Darrington, then makes a counterclockwise arc through Concrete, Day Creek and Conway, following a variation on the "Three Rivers" route. So watch for the Stillaguamish (South Fork, North Fork and their confluence), Sauk and Skagit rivers—as well as the Sammamish, Snohomish and Pilchuck ~ 350km
Day 3 encompasses Lake Sammamish, Lake Washington, Mercer Island and Orting to the south. The Interurban and Foothills trails offer a bit of nice carfree riding. ~245km
This ride is a great opportunity for recent PBP finishers (Anciens/Anciennes) to wrap up (or work toward) an ACP Randonneur 5000
or ACP Randonneur 10000
5:30am Saturday, September 14
6:00am Redmond Inn (17601 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052).
Overnights and Finish:
Redmond Inn. (Note: Ride registration costs include a shared bed at the overnight controls for preregistered riders. We can't guarantee a bed for same-day registrations, but we'll do our best to accommodate you.)
Route on RwGPS:
Day 1: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30994792
Day 2: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30994692
Day 3: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30997766
Note, there are 4 tabs on the sheet. The first is the entire route with cumulative distance. The other three are (as labeled) each day with separate distance totals. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DaZWFuWGLtTHLpAjY_KPLyFPbkqPDDIU5fuNFECINao/edit?usp=sharing
If the weather is inclement you will make more friends if your bicycle has fenders with effective buddy flaps vs. no fender, no buddy flaps, or fake buddy flaps.
Lighting and Reflective Gear: required for this ride.
At the start, have your front and rear lights on the bike and wear your reflective vest and ankle bands.
not required, but is strongly recommended especially if you are using this ACP brevet to qualify for an award
Once available, unofficial ride results will be posted here
Official RUSA results postings can be searched here