The Spring 400k features a fairly flat route, a mix of busy and less-traveled roads and the chance to see the breakers of the Pacific Ocean and the shores of Puget Sound. This is the same route as in 2006 and 2010.
From Bremerton the route heads southwest on Old Belfair Highway to Hwy 3 through Shelton. After Shelton you'll take Hwys 101, 108 and back roads to Elma and Montesano before heading south on Hwy 107 to avoid the busy road into Aberdeen. South of Cosmopolis the route heads northwest on Hwy 101 and then west on Hwy 105 all the way to the ocean (Westport). From Westport you'll head south along the coast on Hwy 105, around the north side of Willapa Bay, to Raymond. After having reached the south-western tip of the route, the return to Bremerton is via Hwy 101, the recently-traveled Hwy 107 and backroads of Elma and then to Potlatch State Park. Then back to Hwy 106 along the south edge of Hood Canal and back onto Old Belfair Highway and then Hwy 3 to Bremerton.
End of the ride: The finish will be at the Fairfield Inn in Bremerton (~3 blocks from the ferry terminal). This is to accommodate the vast majority of riders who will finish during the five-and-a-half hour gap between boats in the middle of the night. SIR will have rooms available with a variety of flat and/or soft surfaces to lie on. We'll do our best to accommodate everyone comfortably. If you would like to leave a small bag with a toothbrush or other toiletries with the organizers, you are welcome to do so. "Small" means a bag you'd be comfortable carrying with you on your bicycle.
For those who want to get a couple extra hours of sleep on Friday night, or if you want a private room on Saturday night after the ride, there is a block of rooms being held at the Marriott Fairfield Inn in Bremerton under the group name "SIR 400K". The room rate is $109 plus tax and parking. Please contact the hotel directly at 360-377-2111.
|Date:||May 12 2012|
|Time:||Registration will be available on the 6:00 ferry and at 6:30 in Bremerton.
Ride Starts: 7:00 am
|Start Location:||Outside Starbucks near the Bremerton Ferry Terminal|
Marriott Fairfield Inn, 239 Fourth Street, Bremerton, WA 98337 (360) 377-2111
|Directions:||Reach the Coleman Dock in downtown Seattle in time to catch the 6:00 a.m. ferry in order to make it to the start on time. Ferry schedule and information: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/schedules/current/index.cfm?route=sea-br. If you miss the 6am ferry the next boat won't get you to Bremerton until more than an hour after the official start (in other words, too late).
If you are driving to the start, Eric Vigoren will be at the Bremerton Ferry Terminal to register riders who are not coming over on the ferry.
|Entry Fee:||$25.00 SIR members, $35.00 non-members.
Please make all entry and
membership fees payable to SIR.
|Cue Sheet:||Final cue sheet
|Map:||Bike toaster unoffical route at: http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=126180|
If you register online you will not need to complete the registration paperwork at the ride start, and enables quick posting of ride results