Monday, January 11, 2010

Tri-Cities 200km - March 6, 2010

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Ride: Desert River 200km
Organizer: Paul Whitney - post questions to this blog post. Register here:
Ride Date: Saturday March 6, 2010.
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. See below for a detailed view of the start/finish.
Finish by: 8:30pm March 6, 2010
Entry fee (pending): $5 (+ 5$ for non-RUSA members). Checks should be payable to "Oregon Randonneurs", also, Oregon Randonneurs membership is required for this event. You can download a membership form and bring a printout with you.
Medals: Available directly from the RUSA online store.
Route Sheet: The route sheet is here.

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.

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 Randonnear USA requirements for dusk/night, not to mention extremely useful for seeing and being seen while on the road.

Here are the legs of the route:

Leg 1: Richland – Benton City – Prosser
Control: Conoco at 7th and Sherman

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Leg 2: Prosser – Mabton – Toppenish
Control: Safeway at 711 W 1st Ave

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Leg3: Toppenish=Zillah=Emerald=Prosser
Control: Shell or Subway or Starbucks or ... at the rest stop area in Prosser.

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Leg4: Prosser-BC-Richland
Control: Alberton's Express or Parking area, depending on whether the control is staffed.

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