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400K brevet - 5/14 Le Tour d’Hood Canal

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Le Tour d’Hood Canal is just that: a ride around Hood Canal.  We will ride roads not often travelled One will take us to scenic Lake Cushman and another to the town of Coyle on the Dabob Peninsula.

This ride is a lumpy one with at least 16,500 feet of climbing (pre-riders recorded almost 18,000) with some grades up to 18%. We start in Bremerton and ride the Tahuya Hills from north to south then proceed first east and then west around Hood Canal to Hoodsport where we make an out-and- back up to Lake Cushman. From here we ride north through Quilcene and over to Coyle on the south end of the Dabob peninsula. Never been there? You'll love the climb. Our turn around point is The Laurel B. Johnson Community Center in Coyle. From Coyle we head north to Port Townsend and then back south to Bremerton crossing the Hood Canal Bridge.

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Ride Summary:

The last ferry back to Seattle is 11:40 pm. So if you are fast, really fast, you can get home on the ferry that night. Most of us will be spending the night somewhere west of Seattle. There will be two rooms available at the finish to function as crowded crash pads.

If you want your own room please make your own arrangements. Another option is to treat the ride as a Fleche and ride throughout the night…no hotel room needed…take the morning ferry home. First sailing Sunday morning is at 6:20 am. 

The Final Control closes at 10:15 Sunday morning!

Organizers:

Organizers: Joe Llona &amp; Hugh Kimball

Date:

5/14

Start Location:

We start at the Bremerton Ferry Starbucks after arriving on the 6-7am ferry from Seattle.

Start time is 7:15am (somewhat depending on the ferry arrival and pre ride announcements. One should register on the ferry. We will also have registration at the Starbucks at the Bremerton ferry terminal. Make sure you get the 6am ferry from Seattle. Note the control closes at 8:15am.

End Location:

Frairfield Inn & Suites 239 4th St. Bremerton

The last ferry back to Seattle is 11:40 pm. So if you are fast, really fast, you can get home on the ferry that night. Most of us will be spending the night somewhere west of Seattle. There will be two rooms available at the finish to function as a crowded crash pads. If you want your own room please make your own arrangements. Another option is to treat the ride as a Fleche and ride throughout the night…no hotel room needed…take the morning ferry home. First sailing Sunday morning is at 6:20 am. The Final Control closes at 10:15 Sunday morning!

Directions:

Entry Fee:

$30.00 SIR members, $40.00 non-members. 
Please make all entry and
membership fees payable to SIR.

Cue Sheet:

Final Cue Sheet

Map:

Final RideWithGPS

Registration

Preregister online

If you register online you will not need to complete the registration paperwork at the ride start, and enables quick posting of ride results

See who's registered

When available, results will be found here

Visibility and Equipment Requirements:

Front  and Rear lights are required as is a reflective vest or sash!  It's important to be seen at night!We are, once again, in the midst of the part of our rando season where rides can be expected to continue into the night, as it will for all but the super-fast on the 400km brevet this weekend. Please ride safely out there. And of course, please make sure to have good lights and reflective clothing. Failure to do so may jeopardize your safety. It&#39;s also cause for disqualification, as provided in the RUSA rules (see below).

Article 10

For night riding, vehicles must be equipped with front and rear lights attached firmly to the vehicle. Lights must be turned on at all times during hours of darkness or other low-light conditions (rain, fog, etc.). At least one of the rear lights must be in a steady (rather than flashing) mode. All riders&#39; lights must meet the requirements of local laws. A rider is not permitted to cycle at night or in other low-light conditions without working front and rear lights attached to the vehicle; therefore backup lighting systems and/or spare bulbs are strongly recommended in case the primary system fails and cannot be repaired on the roadside. Each rider, whether riding in a group or alone, must fully comply with this requirement. Everyone must use their lights!

During hours of darkness or other low-light conditions, all riders must wear a reflective vest or some other device that clearly places significant reflective material on the front and back of the rider. During these times all riders will also wear a reflective ankle band around each ankle. (Due to their unusual seating position, recumbent riders may modify their reflective torso devices to show better from front and rear.) Other reflective devices on clothing, shoes, helmets, and machines are encouraged for increased safety - but they are extra and may not take the place of the minimum items listed above. Riders must review the RUSA reflective guide and are strongly encouraged to meet the recommended minimum standards for torso reflectivity described in that document.Regardless of whether or not an RBA or ride organizer conducts a gear/equipment inspection at the start of a ride, failure to have and display appropriate reflective gear and required lighting may result in an immediate disqualification. I recommend being familiar with the rest of the rules for riders as well - seehttp://www.rusa.org/brvreg.html

 

 

 

 

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