This is a low-level course through the Yakima River valley out to an open control lunch stop in Toppenish and back. It follows generally quiet roads through Eastern Washington farmland. Some pre-ride notes from a couple of years ago are still relevant.
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 sufficient opportunities to find food and drink along the route.
There may be a rando season opening celebration potluck at Norm's house after the ride - stay tuned for details. Meanwhile, here's the admin:
Organizer: Norm Carr
Ride date: Saturday, 27th February, 2016
Sign in from: 06:30
Start at: 07:00
Finish by: 20:30
Starbucks, corner of Gage Blvd. & Keene Rd., Richland, WA 99352
(NOT the Starbucks inside Albertson's!).
Lots of parking available in Albertson's adjacent parking lot.
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 brought and used.
There will be information controls - please have a pen.
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Route cue sheet
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