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Ride: Desert River 200km
Organizer: Paul Whitney - post questions to this blog post. Register here: http://www.orrandonneurs.org/bin/brevet_register.
Ride Date: Saturday March 5, 2011.
Start time: 7:00am, Registration - 6:30-6:55am. Note: Sunrise/set 6:28/5:49
Start/End Location: Intersection of Leslie and Gage, in the Parking lot between Albertsons and Albertsons Express, in Richland, WA.
Finish by: 8:30pm March 5, 2011
Entry fee: $10 (+ 5$ for non-RUSA members). Checks should be payable to "Paul Whitney". Cash is simpler.
Medals: Available directly from the RUSA online store.
Route Sheet: This route sheet is final - pdf and excel versions. Bike-route toaster renditions of the route are separated for out and back.
The course is similar to last year's edition - with some adjustments to increase the food-diversity at the 3 major food/water controls, and to get us a little more out of the wind.
The pre-drive and our pre-rides of the segments shows some very nice and scenic stretches through the rural/agricultural parts of Eastern Washington. Norm's pre-ride notes are here.
It's likely that some of the riders will finish in the dark - please bring lights and reflective gear accordingly. Headlight, taillight, reflective vest or sash and reflective ankle bands are Randonneur USA requirements for dusk/night, not to mention extremely useful for seeing and being seen while on the road.