Ride Description:This is a beautiful course and lots of "firsts abound" If you've been waiting to do your first 600k, this is the one. If you've been looking for a personal best on a 600k, this might also be the one. By SIR standards this is a relatively flat 600k, no mountain passes and 'only' about 10,000 feet of elevation gain total (we have some 200k rides with that much elevation gain).
Leaving from Auburn, we travel along the Tacoma waterfront before riding over the Tacoma Narrows bridge, Be sure to admire the view as you ride on the new bridge across the Tacoma Narrows - no cars rushing past your shoulder on this bridge! The Peninsula is never flat, expect rollers and some short hard climbs in addition to riding along the waterfront near the Gig Harbor and Port Orchard waterfronts.
After Port Orchard we ride over familiar roads to Westport and then along the coast. Our return takes us by Pe Ell on our way to Centralia for our overnight.
Leaving Centralia you get a gentle warm up before tackling Alpha Centralia road and the hills up to Morton - the pre-riders left early to leave themselves plenty of time to make the Morton control, I'd do likewise. Leaving Morton visit Elbe and follow the Ramrod route to Enumclaw. Finally, some nice country roads and the Green Valley road get you back to Auburn.
Links to cue sheet and map posted below.
|Organizers:||Albert Meerscheidt, 253-797-4647|
|Contacts:||Albert Meerscheidt, 253-797-4647|
|Date:||June 13, 2009 - June 14, 2009|
|Time:|| Registration Opens 5:15 am |
Ride Starts - 6 am
|Start Location:||GuestHouse Inn (was Val-U Inn) 9 14th St Nw, Auburn, WA 98001 |
if you want to get a room the night before say you are from SIR for a $79 rate.
|Address:|| GuestHouse Inn (was Val-U Inn) 9 14th St Nw, Auburn, WA 98001 |
South of I-5
|Entry Fee:||$40 SIR members, $50 non-members, Please make all entry and membership fees payable to SIR.|
|Special Instructions:|| Overnight Stop/Drop Bags: |
Several motel rooms will be available at the 400km point. We will be happy to take your drop bags to the motel.
|Registration:||Preregister online (available to SIR members) |
if you register "on line" you will not need to complete the registration paperwork at the ride start. On line registering allows for quick posting of ride results -- snail mail paper registration slows down the end of ride results. PDF Entry FormSee who's already registered
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|Reminders:|| A bicycle helmet, lights and reflective gear is required. Fenders and mud flaps encouraged. |
All riders are reminded that any failure to conduct the ride in accordance with SIR Brevet Rider Expectations , RUSA rules, applicable laws, or any special instructions or equipment requirements for this ride may result in a time penalty or disqualification.
Please fill out the SIR Membership Form BEFORE the ride if you are joining SIR. Please also try to have correct change (or a check) for the entry fee, medal, SIR annual fee, and RUSA annual fee.