Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Desert River 400km - April 27 2013

The route will be the same as in previous years - the deceptively challenging out and back from Richland to Ellensburg. Stay tuned for an update.

The pre-drive of the course is tomorrow afternoon - any updates tomorrow evening.

Update: We moved (slightly) the start/end location. See below:

Ride: Desert River 400km
Organizer: Paul Whitney - post questions to this blog or email.
Ride Date: April 27, 2013
Start Time: 06:00am, Registration - 5:30-5:55. Sunrise/set 5:13/8:37
Start/End Location: Albertson's Parking lot; Leslie&Gage in Richland, WA. 690 Gage Boulevard.
Start/End Location: 226 Piper Street, Richland, WA 99352
Finish by: 9:00am, April 28, 2013
Registration: Pre-register here. To see who else is riding, check here.
Entry Fee: $15 (Insurance, route cards/sheets/snacks/pre-drive-gasoline).
Medals: Available directly from the RUSA online store.
Route Sheet: Updated 4-24-2013: Draft is here.
Maps: Updated 4/24/2013 for out and back are available on Ride with GPS.

Some night riding is almost inevitable for 400k's in the continental US. Accordingly, be sure and have:
  • A front and read light attached to the bike
  • A reflective vest/sash
  • Reflective ankle bands
The above, and other rules for Brevets are available on the RUSA web site.

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