Ride: Desert River Loopy 600km
Organizer: Paul Whitney - post questions to this blog post. Register here: http://www.orrandonneurs.org/bin/brevet_register.
Ride Dates: Saturday June 11-12, 2011.
Start time: 5:00am, Registration - 4:30-4:55am. Note: Sunrise/set 5:05/8:50
Start/End Location: Days Inn 615 Jadwin Avenue, Richland, WA.
Finish time: 9:00pm June 12, 2011
Entry fee: $15.
Medals: Available directly from the RUSA online store.
Route Sheet: Final. The ride broken into three loops out from the Days Inn in Richland, WA. Maps of the candidate loops are below. They are mostly accurate, with a minor deviation or two from the route sheet.
This running of the DRR Loopy 600 will be almost entirely unsupported. A rider with a well provisioned room in the Days Inn (or other nearby establishment) should be able to comfortably execute the event.
The first loop is 235km out to Kahlotus, up to Othello and back south to Richland.
The second loop, 130km, follows the Columbia river around the bend into Oregon, and then climbs Plymouth Rd up and over the crest down into Richland.
The final loop, 230km, has the riders taking a loop around the river, and then reprising one of our routes out to Toppenish and back.