Sunday, February 5, 2017

Spring 100km Populaire, 03/11/17

(more details coming soon)

Organizer: Paul Whitney

Ride date: Saturday, 11th March, 2017

Sign in from: tbd
Start at: tbd
Finish by: tbd

Free entry to RUSA members.

Start and Finish location:
tbd
Plenty of parking available.

Sunrise: 06:15
Sunset: 17:57


There might be information controls - please have a pen.

Register to ride      Who's riding?


Route cue sheet (coming soon)


Map / GPS download

Spring 300km ACP Brevet, 3/25/17


This year's spring 300 km brevet will be a new figure-of-8 route around the Columbia, into NE Oregon and back over the popular Plymouth Rd climb and down Webber Canyon. Come for the views of the river, empty roads, drier weather than the west side, and to see the Columbia Basin while it's still green.

Organizer: Norm Carr

Ride date: Saturday, 25th March, 2017

Sign in from: 05:30
Start at: 3/25 06:00
Finish by: 3/26 02:00

Free entry to RUSA members.

Start and Finish location:
Starbucks Coffee, Columbia Point Drive, Richland WA 99352
Plenty of parking available.

Sunrise: 06:49
Sunset: 19:16

There will be riding in the dark. Lights and reflective gear that satisfy RUSA rules must be carried and used.

There will be some long-ish stretches (40-50 miles) without services. Please ensure you are carrying enough food and drink for your needs. Away from towns in NE OR cell phone coverage is often unavailable.

There will be information controls - please have a pen.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

200 km ACP Brevet, 02/25/2017


Welcome to DRR in 2017. This will be our season opening ride.

Amazingly, for the first time in living memory, our spring 200 km will not use the Flat Yak route. That's because the bridge over the Yakima is still out on Meyers Road between Toppennish and Zillah. Instead we have an awesome new alternative route up the Yakima valley and back, with all new control locations (Route 2033-WA: Yakety Bak).

There's still a possibility of wintery weather at the end of Feb, and there's a good chance it could be chilly or windy. Bring extra layers and a weatherproof shell. Like all our brevets, this is an unsupported ride but there are opportunities to find food and drink along the route.

Organizer: Norm Carr

Ride date: Saturday, 25th February, 2017

Sign in from: 06:30
Start at: 07:00
Finish by: 20:30

Free entry to RUSA members.

Start and Finish location:
Roaster's Coffee, 496 George Washington Way, Richland WA 99352
Plenty of parking available in the Richland Community Center parking lot behind Roaster's.

Sunrise: 07:14
Sunset: 17:08

As an early season ride there's a significant possibility of riding in the dark so lights and reflective gear that satisfy RUSA rules must be carried and used.

There will be information controls - please have a pen.

Register to ride      Who's riding?


Route cue sheet


Map / GPS download

Monday, November 28, 2016

Solstice Ride 2016

In an extensive survey of a quorum of DRR members (Paul, Gary and Norm), it has been resolved that DRR officially doesn't really want to deal with the whole travel over the pass or down the gorge thing this year in order to partake of a solstice ride. Much as we still love our SIR and ORR friends, we thought we'd maybe prefer do something more local this year.

The DRR Not Quite The Solstice ride will be on Friday, 23rd December. It will probably leave Roasters Coffee on GW Way at probably 3pm and probably resemble a 100Km group permanent-populaire (route yet to be decided).

In the unlikely event any others might wish to join us, you'll of course be very welcome. Please let Norm know beforehand. More details to follow when and if someone's figured them out.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

RUSA Elections

It's election time at RUSA.

https://rusa.org/pages/Election2017

If you're a RUSA member please vote. These elections are the only opportunity the ordinary member has to influence the direction of RUSA, so why not use it?

Sunday, September 25, 2016

DRR in 2017: What we know.

In 2017 DRR will be offering a spring populaire, a full spring SR series, a bonus fall 600 (a new feature for DRR) and the traditional fall 200/AGM. Additionally, there will likely be a smattering of as yet undetermined group permanents.

Here's what we know of the schedule right now...


Sat February 25
The usual 200km season opener. May not be the Flat Yak this time (Bridge to Zillah depending), but might be.
Organizer: Norm C.

Sat March 11
A new permanent populaire 100km fixture on the DRR calendar, and possibly a new route too.
Organizer: Paul W.

Sat March 25
300km. To be decided.
Organizer: Norm C (most likely)

Sat April 29
400km. To be decided.
Organizer: Paul W.

Sat-Sun May 13-14
The spring 600km will be on Mother's Day weekend. Mothers especially welcome. The route will likely be a repeat of last year's new route that seemed to be well received.
Organizer: Norm C.

Sat-Sun September 9-10
Fall 600km. All new event, all new route. Something special planned, more later.
Organizer: Susan O.

Sat September 30
Fall 200km and AGM. Traditional end-of-season event with after-ride potluck shenanigans.


All events > 100 km will be ACP brevets and count towards RUSA and ACP awards and recognition.

To see how this all aligns with other NW US randonneuring fun, check out the calendar.

See you next year.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

ACP 200km (Sat), AGM, and 100km Populaire (Sun), 9/17-18, Results etc.

Saturday's ACP 200 km brevet was a bit of a trip, but

Norm Carr
Kevin Humphreys
John Kramer
Susan Otcenas
Don Shiggy Person
Tom Reimbolt

are all awesome randofolk because they completed the event despite some interesting weather challenges (most with impressive times in the circumstances). Thanks to Ian for a very welcome 'secret' control/pop-up espresso stand in just the right location and thanks to Marcie for cookies and card wrangling.

Saturday evening's potuck 'AGM' was a blast. Thanks all for coming and contributing some fine fare and big thanks to Paul and Julie for hosting.

AGM minutes:
* There will be a spring SR series of brevets next year.
* There will probably be some interesting new routes.
* A September 600km brevet is a new addition to the DRR program.
* Ian won the "best secret control of the year" award.
* Marcie won the best cookies and all round spiffy volunteer award.
* After receiving no nominations and in a close fought race with nobody, Norm was unanimously voted RBA for another year.

Finally, some extra thanks and well dones to

Justin Humphreys
Kevin Humphreys
John Kramer
Jeff Loomis
Wendy Loomis

who all completed Sunday's 100km Populaire.

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That wraps up all that's scheduled from DRR this year. Thanks for riding with us in 2016. See you down the road and watch this site for news of the 2017 program.