Saturday, November 11, 2017

Solstice Ride, 12/22/2017

Friday December 22nd 2017.

Current plan is to meet early afternoon for festive carbo-loading somewhere holiday-appropriate (Indian, Thai, Chinese?) and start riding late afternoon.

Route will be a group pop perm 100km or so and away from the hills (so 5Cities3Rivers, then).
In the event of bad weather (chance of slippery stuff), we'll still do the eating part but skip the riding part.

All welcome as always of course.
Please let us know in advance if you'd like to join us.
You can use that form over there ===>>>

Saturday, October 21, 2017

DRR AGM 2017

DRR Annual meeting, ride and potluck.
Next Saturday, 10/28/17.

Mystery ride - because I haven't decided which route yet.
100km group permanent.
Starting at Roaster's Coffee, George Washington Way, 10am.

Potluck at Norm and Marcie's house,
6pm onwards.

All welcome.

Let me know if you're coming.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fall 200km Results


Norm Carr
Ian Hoffman
Shiggy Person
Stefanie Randolph
Tom Reimbolt
Graham Ross
Corey Thompson

all finished the fall 200km brevet. It was a lovely day in the valley. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Thanks all for coming out to ride with DRR.

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That's the last scheduled DRR ride for 2017. See you in 2018.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

2018 is going to be a thing.

Winter is coming. Then the spring, and a whole new season of randonneuring in the Pacific Northwest. If you're on the edge of your seat and just can't wait, here's a wee preview of DRR's modest contribution to all the fun in 2018.

We've submitted our proposed schedule of ACP sanctioned brevets in 2018 to RUSA. DRR will be organizing a full Super Randonneur series again, with a mix of new and old routes, as follows.

  • March 10th, Paul be running the popular Hermiston-Pendleton-Hermiston-Pendleton-Hermiston Spring 300km.
  • April 14th will be a 400km run by Norm using a route yet to be decided.
  • May 19th will be a new fixture, a 200km out of Wenatchee, run by Shiggy, route yet to be decided.
  • September 8th will be a new 600km brevet run by Susan using a new route from Walla Walla to Whitefish, Montana.

That's just our list of officially sanctioned ACP brevets. Look for announcements about possible group permanent rides, RUSA brevets, and other fun stuff as they might appear according to DRR members' whim.

There isn't an early-season ACP 200 scheduled in 2018. We'll no doubt be riding something around that time, however, either locally or with west-side friends. Or both.

Over DRR's summer gap, there's lots going on elsewhere, including RUSA 20th anniversary rides, and the not insignificant option of SIR's Cascade 1200, so no need to go rideless. Remember the calendar is always there to help you find an event.

Watch for more info about all these events and more on this site as the time approaches.

Happy winter.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fall 200 km ACP Brevet, 9/30/17

The fall 200km brevet on 9/30 will use the Yakety Bak route.

(Because of various scheduling conflicts, the DRR AGM and potluck will now be on October 21.)

Organizer: Norm Carr

Ride date: Saturday, 30th September, 2017

Sign in from: 07:30
Start at: 08:00
Finish by: 21:30

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: 06:54
Sunset: 18:40

Lights and reflective gear that satisfy RUSA rules must be carried and used if necessary.

There will be information controls - please have a pen.

Register to ride      Who's riding?

Route cue sheet


Fall 600 km ACP Brevet, 9/9/17

We're in the early planning stages of a new fixture on the DRR calendar - a fall 600.

Unfortunately, circumstances have conspired against us and the fall 600 can't happen this year. The dream hasn't died and could be revived in 2018.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Memorial Weekend 100/200 Group Permanents

Group permanent Memorial Weekend with DRR.

Meet for an 8am departure from Roasters Coffee, 496 George Washington Way, Richland, WA 99352

Sunday 28th May, join us to ride one of two permanents. Ride either Paul's Columbia Loop (#1166, 138km) or Norm's Round the Bend and Over the Top (#3185, 203km). Both routes offer great views of the Columbia, NE OR and over the Yakima Valley. Each has the same first 100km or so - plenty of time to be sociable, whichever distance you prefer.

All welcome.
Use the contact for over there ----->>
to tell us you'd like to ride.