Schedule of Events

START TIMES 

Friday June 17th, 10pm (22:00) start for riders selecting the evening start. Time limit: 96 hours, 42 minutes

Saturday, June 18th, 4am for riders selecting the morning start. Time limit: 90 hours, 12 minutes

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, June 17th 2016.  —  Mt Vernon, WA

12:00 to 16:00:   MANDATORY REGISTRATION:  Brevet Card & packet pickup

Location: Meeting room at the Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn, Mt. Vernon.   Look for the SIR signs.  At registration you will:

  1. Sign the ride waiver
  2. Confirm your emergency contact information
  3. Confirm your start time (see section below on choosing our start time)
  4. Receive your brevet card (not valid without bike inspection stamp, see below, or start control stamp) and the official cue sheet.
  5. Receive your drop bag tag (please affix to your bag)
  6. Receive your Cascade 1200 jersey, if purchased
  7. Receive your Cascade 1200 t-shirt.  Men’s & women’s sizes available!
  8. Receive your FREE ticket to the Wednesday morning banquet
  9. Have the opportunity to purchase guest tickets for the Wednesdaymorning banquet @ $20 each.
12:00 to 16:00:   MANDATORY NIKE/GEAR INSPECTION

Location: Meeting room at the Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn, Mt. Vernon.   Look for the SIR signs.

You must bring your bike and the following gear to the meeting room for inspection.   Your brevet card will NOT be stamped (and will therefore not be valid) without all of the following criteria being met.

  1. You must have a headlight (capable of being used for full-darkness navigation) affixed to your bicycle.   This MUST remain affixed to your bicycle for the duration of the event.  Even if you *think* you will not be riding in darkness, this light must remain affixed to your bike.    As the saying goes, “shit happens” and we expect all riders to be equipped for night or low light riding regardless of their expected speed or hours of light vs dark riding.   Failure to use the required lighting during the ride will result in a disqualification.
  2. You must have a back-up headlight of some sort.  This can take the form of a helmet light or may be located on the bike or kept in a saddle or bar bag.
  3. You must have a taillight (to be run on solid, not flashing) affixed to your bicycle.   This MUST remain affixed to your bicycle for the duration of the event.  Even if you *think* you will not be riding in darkness, this light must remain affixed to your bike.    As the saying goes, “shit happens” and we expect all riders to be equipped for night or low light riding regardless of their expected speed or hours of light vs dark riding.  Failure to use the required lighting during the ride will result in a disqualification.
  4. You must have a back-up taillight of some sort.  This can take the form of a helmet light or may be located on the bike or kept in a saddle or bar bag.
  5. You must produce your reflective vest for inspection.    It is STRONGLY urged that your reflective vest meet the RUSA guidelines as stated here: https://rusa.org/reflectivity/  ALL riders (both evening and morning starters) MUST wear their vests at the start.   Riders will not be permitted to start without the required vest.  All riders must wear their vests during hours of night or low light riding.  Failure to use the required reflective vest will result in a disqualification.
  6. You must produce your ankle bands for inspection.    ALL riders (both evening and morning starters) MUST wear their ankle bands at the start.   Riders will not be permitted to start without the required ankle bands.  All riders must wear their ankle bands during hours of night or low light riding.  Failure to use the required ankle bands will result in a disqualification.
  7. Your helmet.  Helmets are required to be worn while riding.  Failure to wear a helmet will result in a disqualification.
  8. Your bike will undergo a general safety check, including the condition of tires, brakes, headset, bar end plugs, etc.  Riders will not be allowed to start if their bikes are determined to be unsafe or in disrepair.

**There will be NO registration or bike inspections before the morning start.  ALL RIDERS must register between noon and 4pm on Friday, and attend the pre-ride meeting at 4pm, immediately following the conclusion of registration.

16:00 to 17:00: MANDATORY RIDER MEETING

Location: Meeting room at the Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn, Mt. Vernon.

This meeting will be our final opportunity to inform you of any last minute changes to the route, cue sheets, ride information, etc. and inform you of any hazards.   We will also review the rules for riders, requirements for completing your brevet cards, etc..

This meeting will also be your opportunity to ask any questions you might of the organizers.

20:00 to 22:00:  DROP BAG LOADING

Please affix the luggage tag you receive at registration to your drop bag.

You will be allowed ONE drop bag for the event.  It will be moved by van to each overnight location.   While we do not have a specific weight limit, we ask you to keep the overall size of your bag small and to a “reasonable” weight limit.   It should be small and light enough that you can carry it on your own up stairs or across uneven surfaces in the dark.  Some hotel rooms are on the second floor with no elevator available.  Our 3rd overnight control in particular is very spread out with riders sleeping in two separate facilities, one of which will require a walk through a wooded area in the dark.

Please do not bring full size suitcases or excess baggage (see section on storing unneeded luggage during the event).

Packing liquids (ie. ensure, etc.) in your drop bags is strongly discouraged.  If you absolutely must pack a liquid, please double plastic bag it and take every precaution against spillage and breakage.  Be mindful that spilled liquids affect not just your drop bags, but those of your fellow riders.   Please do not pack anything glass in your drop bags.   While the greatest care will be taken with your bags, accidents happen.  Dropped bags may cause liquid containers to break or glass to shatter.  

You may bring your drop bag to the Enterprise cargo van in the parking lot.  Please do not leave bags at the van unattended.   A volunteer will check your bag into the van.

20:00 to 22:00 LEFT LUGGAGE & BIKE BOX STORAGE

We have rented a U-Haul that will sit in the parking lot of the Start/Finish location for the duration of the event.   You may leave your travel luggage, bike boxes, etc in it for the duration.    The truck will be padlocked.   However, please understand that we can not be responsible for your belongings in the unlikely event of theft.

You may bring left luggage and bike boxes to the U-Haul in the parking lot.  Please do not leave bags at the truck unattended.   A volunteer will check your bag into the van.

22:00  NIGHT START

We will begin stamping cards for the 22:00 departure at 21:30.   The start control will remain open for one hour after each group start.  Riders will not be permitted to start more than one hour late, and must make the first timed control regardless of late departure.

Saturday, June 18th 2016.  —  Mt Vernon, WA

02:30 to 04:00:  DROP BAG LOADING

See details of drop bag loading in the night start section above

02:30 to 04:00 LEFT LUGGAGE & BIKE BOX STORAGE

See details of left luggage loading in the night start section above

04:00  MORNING START

We will begin stamping cards for the 04:00 departure at 03:30.   The start control will remain open for one hour after each group start.  Riders will not be permitted to start more than one hour late, and must make the first timed control regardless of late departure.

OVERNIGHT

Overnight location will be Packwood, WA.

Cowlitz River Lodge
13069 U.S. Hwy 12
Packwood, WA
1-888-305-2185
(360) 494-4444

Sunday, June 19th 2016.  —  Moses Lake, WA

OVERNIGHT

Overnight location will be Moses Lake, WA.

Ameristay Inn & Suites
1157 N Stratford Rd
Moses Lake, WA 98837
509.764.7500

Monday, June 20th 2016.  —  Mazama, WA

Overnight location will be Mazama, WA.

Mazama Country Inn
15 Country Road
Mazama, WA 98833
509-996-2681

Mazama Ranch House
10 Country Rd
Mazama WA, 98833
509-996-2040

Tuesday, June 21st 2016.  —  Mt Vernon, WA

Early Afternoon – Finish control will open in a meeting room at the host hotel

Friends and family are invited to gather at the finish control and wait for their loved ones.    Food and beverages will be provided for riders at the finish.

22:12 finish deadline for morning starters
22:42 finish deadline for night starters

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016.  —  Mt Vernon, WA

07:30: Doors open for the breakfast banquet
08:00 to 10:00 Breakfast Banquet

Please plan to join us for a fun morning filled with good food and story telling!  FREE entry for all riders is included with your registration fee.   Tickets for family or friends can be purchased at registration for $20 each.   Volunteer tickets can be purchased at the discounted rate of $10.