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Nighttime 100K (RUSA) 4/28/2017


This Populaire will give you an opportunity to (re)hone your night riding skills, check your (lighting) equipment, or try night riding for the first time in a low-key environment, if you're new to that aspect of Randonneuring.

Ride Summary:
Now in its Fourth Edition, the Populaire will again start from Snohomish and takes place mostly on the Centennial trail, utilizing the ever popular permanent route number 1354 - an out and back on the trail, quick crossing of Arlington, a few miles of Hwy 9 before the turn-around at the (closed) general store at Lake McMurray. This is an easy route, flat, straight, with pretty much two turns on the whole ride, and not much more than suicidal rabbits and frogs and slugs (oh my!) to watch for during most of the ride.
This event starts at 19:00 at the trailhead in Snohomish, at the intersection between Maple Ave and Pine Ave (street parking available along Maple Ave.)
Organizers: Dominque

Date: Apr 28 2017


Start Location: This event starts at 19:00 at the trailhead in Snohomish, at the intersection between Maple Ave and Pine Ave (street parking available along Maple Ave.)
End Location:


Directions: TBD
Entry Fee:


Cue Sheet and Map:
You can find the map here:
(note that due to the late hour, the start will be towards the trailhead, NOT at the bakery)
Please be sure to review (and comply with) Article 10 of the RUSA rules for Brevets concerning lighting and reflective clothing. Make sure to have good lights and reflective clothing. Failure to do so may jeopardize your safety. It'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' 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 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.

Any violation of these night riding rules will result in the immediate disqualification of the rider.
I recommend being familiar with the rest of the rules for riders as well - see http://www.rusa.org/brvreg.html.

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

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When available, results will be found here


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