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The Summer Populaire - 7/10/2010

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You’ve done the ‘epic’ rides; Untold mountain passes, temps in the 90’s, and the 30’s, torrential rains, gale force winds, and crawled across the desert sands, so what’s left?  How about a pleasant ride of 100K over the back roads of Thurston County?

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This is your chance to be an ambassador for randonneuring, a chance for a pleasant ride with your spouse, your SO, your neighbor, your kid for cryin′ out loud, or just someone you know who has expressed an interest but has been intimidated by the notion of rides that tally up hundreds of miles, thousands of feet of elevation, and multiple days.  Consider a trip to Olympia to ride the summer populaire.  

We will start at the Fish Tail Brew Pub, at the civilized hour of 9:00am.  The Brew pub won’t be open so make your bathroom break before you get to the start (there is a McDonalds’ that will be open, just 3 blocks south on Plum Street)  

The route quickly exits the city proper and in no time you’ll find yourself rolling through the countryside.  Stretches on Rainier road, the Skookumchuck River and valley are extraordinary and offer ample opportunity for riding while chatting.  Not to say that hammerheads are not allowed, but think before you shift into that higher gear; this could be a great opportunity to show your human side, and maybe make some new friends.  Après ride at Fish Tale Brew Pub never fails to please. 
Organizers:  Paul Johnson
 Date:  July 10, 2010
 Time: 9 am
 Start Location:  Fish Tale Brew pub
 Address:    515 Jefferson Street S, Olympia, WA.

 From the North,

Take I-5 south to exit 105.  Stay to the RIGHT and take exit 105-B (Port of Olympia). The exit becomes Plum Street. Note McD’s on the left if you need to use a restroom before you start. At the 4th Stop light turn left onto Legion Way. Go three blocks and turn right on Jefferson. Start is in the parking lot of the Fish Tale Brew pub (on the left).

From the South,

Take I-5 to exit 105. Follow the Port of Olympia signs all the way around the loop, staying to the right.  At the stop signal, turn left onto Plum Street.  Stay in the center lane.  Note McD’s on the left if you need to use a restroom before you start. At the third stop light, turn left onto Legion way, go three blocks and turn right onto Jefferson. Start is in the parking lot of the Fish Tale Brew pub on the left.

 Entry Fee: None
 Special Instructions:

 Route Sheet:Route Sheet
 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 Form

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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. 




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