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Halloween Dart Populaire

Registration opens Tuesday, October 12 at 12:01 AM (Pacific Time).

To register online: sign in to your SIR member account. Don't have one? Create one. It's free!
Once you login the Register button will be visible on the right side of this page (or bottom for mobile browsers).
  • Advance registration is required — we cannot accommodate same-day registration.
  • Membership: All riders must have current RUSA and SIR memberships (you'll enter your RUSA number during registration). Don't have a RUSA membership? Join here (or renew if your RUSA membership has expired). Allow a few days in advance for RUSA verification.
  • Online registration is open until Wednesday, October 27 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
  • Ride cost is $10 paid online at the time of registration.
Registration has closed for this event. We cannot accommodate same-day registration at this time.



Due to continuing COVID-19 concerns, this will be a no-contact brevet with all online registration and no manned food controls. We encourage you to bring along your own food and drink, but the route does pass through numerous towns where there are opportunities to refuel. We will report separately on specific COVID-19 protocols, which will apply not only to this brevet but also to future rides for an indefinite time period.

The online registration includes signing a responsibility waiver (using the same SmartWaiver app used for RUSA Permanents). After registering, you'll receive a confirmation email containing a link to the SIR waiver. Complete and submit the waiver to finalize your registration.

With regard to the waiver, we're bound by RUSA insurance rules, which stipulate that riders confirm the email address entered on the waiver. Here's an overview of the process:
  1. Go to https://www.smartwaiver.com/v/rusawasir, complete the waiver, including your email address. This link is also in your event registration email. To minimize confusion, please also use these for the appropriate fields in the waiver:
    • Designated Event: Halloween Dart Populaire
    • Designated Event Date: October 31, 2021
  2. Once submitted, you will receive an email containing a link to verify the email address. Click on the link in the email. This will confirm the waiver.
  3. Once you've confirmed the waiver, you'll receive another email with a link to the completed waiver, and your registration will be finalized.
YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED WAIVER IN ORDER TO START THE RIDE



On October 31, get your team together for a Spooky Dart Populaire, a fun event for teams of three to five bikes meeting at a common destination. All riders must be members of Seattle International Randonneurs—it’s free!

Rules for the Dart Populaire may be found here: Dart Populaire Rules | Randonneurs USA (rusa.org)

All Dart Populaire teams must start at 8:00am Sunday October 31st and complete the ride within 8 hours (by 4:00pm).

Individual riders must register and pay through this website and complete the insurance waiver. As with all SIR rides NO WAIVER - NO RIDING - NO EXCEPTIONS. Please indicate your team captain's name during registration when prompted. To do so, sign in to your SIR member account. (Don't have one? Create one. It's free!) After sign-in the Register Now button will be visible on the right side of this page (or bottom for mobile browsers).

Team captains must email the event organizer Vincent Muoneke (vmuoneke@comcast.net) by Wednesday, October 27 with the following:
  • Team name
  • RWGPS route link
  • The name and RUSA # of each rider

Background

Each team will design its own route at least 120 KM in length. The traditional format for a Dart is point-to-point, like an archer's arrow or dart flying toward its target. Completing a Dart or other team event is required for attaining a RUSA Cup.

Designing Your Route

Though not a classic Dart route, a large circuit or loop may also be used, such as to make a scenic tour of a region. However, an out-and-back route is not consistent with the traditions of the dart. A short out-and-back route segment is permitted, such as to obtain food and supplies in remote regions, but no control may be used more than once and no road segment may be used more than once in the same direction. If an out-and-back route segment is utilized in the overall route design, a control point must be located at its turnaround.

Distance traveled is calculated on the basis of the shortest route between checkpoints that can be legally traveled by bicycle. Maps or mapping software with accurate mileages will be used to determine distances.
  • No rest stop may exceed two hours in any one location.
  • If several teams use the same starting point, then starting times for individual teams shall be spaced at least one hour apart.
  • The start time and starting place approved with the team's registration must be used.
  • At least 25 KM must be ridden between the end of the 6th hour and the end of the 8th hour of the ride. Under no circumstances may these two checkpoints be the same place, even if the planned distance has already been completed. The exact time and the location of the team at the 6th hour point must be noted on each control card and verified by the signature or business receipt imprinted with the time, date and location.
  • Teams may stop their Dart at any point after reaching a total distance of 120 KM and a minimum of 25 KM past the 6 Hour Control.
Be sure to add your controls to the RWGPS route in both of these ways:
  1. Using the "add to cue sheet" tool, mark the controls as "hors category".
  2. Using "add POI" to display the controls on the route map.

Team composition and Riding Rules

  • Each team is limited to a maximum of five members (machines) and a minimum of three members. Tandems or other multi-rider vehicles count as a single member. At least 3 bikes must finish together to get credit.
  • Members of the same team may assist one another. However, teams are expressly forbidden to aid each other, even teams from the same club. The one exception to this is in the event of a medical emergency.
  • During the event, riders may not draft anyone except their own Dart Populaire teammates.
  • At least three team members (read: machines) must have ridden the same distance and arrive at the finish together.
  • No following cars are allowed under any circumstances. Teams using a support car can receive support from their car only at the control points listed on their route cards.
  • Assistance from other motorized nonparticipants is also not permitted, except in the case of a medical emergency. There may be secret and roving checkpoints.
  • All riders are reminded that any failure to conduct the ride in accordance with SIR Brevet Rider Expectations, RUSA Dart Populaire Rules, applicable laws, or any special instructions or equipment requirements for this ride may result in a time penalty or disqualification.
  • All riders are reminded to please conduct themselves per SIR standards. Be courteous to control workers and staff.
  • All teams’ Brevet Control Cards are due to the organizer at 4:00 PM Sunday, October 31.
When:
Sunday, October 31, 2021, 8:00 AM
Where:
Finish: Resonate Brewery & Pizzeria
http://resonatebrewery.com/
5606 119th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA  98006

425-644-3164
Additional Info:
Contact(s):
Vincent Muoneke
Category:
2021 Brevet Schedule
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
For all SIR events you must have front and rear lights, a reflective vest, and reflective ankle bands. Be prepared to show these to the ride organizer at the start. Your lights should be on during any low-light conditions (rain storms, night, tunnels).

You must read and agree to a waiver before beginning the ride, and you must turn in your signed brevet card at the end of the ride. If you will not finish, contact the organizer using the phone number on the card and cue sheet.
$10.00