Tuesday, February 11, 2014

DRR Spring 400Km ACP Brevet 4/26/2014

This will be a repeat of last year's route - #895, the Extended Yakima River Tour - an out and back trip from Richland to Ellensburg.

Organizer: Paul Whitney

Ride date: Saturday 26th of April 2014

Sunrise: 05:51
Sunset: 19:59
Sunrise (4/27): 05:49

Sign in from: 04:30
Start at: 05:00 (4/26)
Finish by: 08:00 (4/27)

Fee: $15 (cash only, at the ride start)

Start/Finish location:
Albertsons parking lot, Leslie and Gage, Richland, WA 99352

There likely won't be a designated greater/card-signer at the finish. The Albertson's is 24hours, so get a signature or receipt there. At the ride start we will indicate the car into which to deposit the completed route cards. Don't forget to bring a pen to sign your card at the end of the ride.

Route cue sheet

Map / GPS download (draft but very likely)
Outbound  to Ellensburg.
Return to Richland.

There will be extended riding in the dark on rural roads. Lights and reflective gear must be used, as per RUSA rules. Consider your plans for backup lights and spare batteries. Use plenty of reflective items.

It can still be chilly in E WA this time of year, especially in the hours of darkness. It's reasonable to expect some wind and maybe a shower as well. So it's therefore a good idea to carry an extra layer or two.

Although the roads on the route are all surfaced, the pavement is quite beaten up in places, especially through the Yakima Canyon. There's sections of chipseal that can be rough. If you're undecided about tire choice, a little wider for comfort won't hurt.

Like all DRR brevets, this is a minimally supported ride. There are some longer stretches (~50 Km) without services. Please be ready to carry sufficient food and drink for your needs. There might be volunteers at some controls with snacks and water, but please don't depend on it.

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