70 Riders for the Opener!
April 23rd was a great day for riding. My apologies for not getting this out sooner, but the best pictures had to come from one of our many volunteers who had a well earned vacation! Thanks much to Dawn for taking great shots of the start of 2016. Sure the wind might have been a little bothersome on the way back but feedback was positive on our new/old 200k and we hope everyone enjoyed the sun and warm temps. Congratulations to everyone that came out to ride. Regardless of finish or not, it was great to see faces, old and new. Special thanks also to Eric Peterson and Bob Hayssen who helped get the cue sheet updated from 2005.
Time Change for May 7 - 7:00 AM Start for the 200k and 300k
Though I love to maximize daylight, we want to be sure people have plenty of time to get to the start from the many places our riders travel from. So after comments, I have changed the start time back to 7:00 AM. Riders of the 300k may be sad to lose daylight, but hopefully, the weather will cooperate.
A note on the 300k: Night riding gear will be mandatory and there will be a bike inspection previous to the ride. To help people out in the morning, we will be doing an evening check in on Friday night from 7:00 PM until about 8:30 PM. We encourage you to get everything checked out and your brevet card ready to go. Check out the RUSA Articles for Riders for the night riding and other rules for riding brevets if you have questions.
The 200k route will not be the same as April 23rd. We will be using our more traditional loop route to Evansville.
The 300k Route will be our classic ride to Barneveld. This is just about as scenic as it gets and with spring a bit late, the vistas are quite impressive. Bring your small gears if you are still gearing up for the season.
As always, please pre-register. It saves everyone time and effort and it helps us better estimate the number of cue sheets, cards and food to bring. If you register by Thursday afternoon, you won't even have to fill out a brevet card.
Hope to see you on Saturday!
Michele, Jim and Bob