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200k brevet on Saturday May 7th

posted May 3, 2016, 5:19 PM by Mark Beaver
Hi - so this Saturday, we have a 200km brevet ride.  This ride is entitled, "Lakelands - Elderbank 200".  Link to the route is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11687110  

For those who aren't keen on 127 miles, there's a shorter option, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13458956  This route will accompany the brevet riders as far as Nine Mile River, then branch off back into the city.  Same start time.

The rides will assemble to depart at 8AM from the Sunnyside Mall parking lot, in front of the Second Cup coffee shop, in Bedford.

What's a brevet?  For those unfamiliar with the concept - it's a ride during which the participants will carry a "controle card" and stop at designated points along the route to have their participation witnessed on the card.  The final finishing time must also be recorded at the end of the ride.  Participants are requested to get the brevet cards back to me so that I can send the information to the sport governing body of randonneuring in France, where the ride will be "homologated" with a unique finishing number.  You will get your brevet cards back at the end of the season.  Bring along a ziploc bag for your control card to protect it during the ride.

I will need to know by Thursday night of your intention to participate in the 200k, so that I can prepare the brevet cards for you.  As I have to work on Saturday, your ride leader will be Dave Ross.

For those considering going beyond 200k in our brevet series - on the rides longer than 200k, you will be required to have lights on your bike capable of illuminating the road at night, and you will be required to have a reflective vest and other reflective material like legbands or reflective tape - the more, the merrier.  If you have questions about this, I would be happy to discuss options with you.
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