The annual De Ronde van Anchorage 50/100k is coming up this weekend - on July 25th. We hope to see you out there for a great 50 or 100k ride around our city.
Description: The finest 50K/100K loop around Anchorage.
Map of Course: 50K Map 100K Map
Bring all your friends! The 2015 Ronde van Anchorage 50K/100K populaire starts at Fairview Elementary School, and travels a huge loop around the Anchorage Bowl, circling back to end at where it started. This year we're partnering with Alaska Public Media and the Alaska Renewable Energy Fair + Fairview Block Party! Music all day!
The Ronde van Anchorage is a benefit for the Bike Anchorage put on and run by Alaska Randonneurs
Online Registration: http://www.bikereg.com/ronde
Check In: 8:00AM – 8:45AM
Ride Starts: 9:00AM
The course is mostly flat, with one BIG hill. It uses the Chester Creek, Campbell Creek, and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail bike paths as much as possible. There is some road riding, on moderately busy to quiet streets. Rabbit Creek Hill is included to add some picante. And there is a short dirt section through Far North Bicentennial Park from Hill Top Ski Area to Basher Road. Tandems and skinny tires won't have any problems.
Whether you're an experienced randonnuer or randonneuse, or simply want to get a taste of what randonneuring is all about, this ride is a blast! Come ride some new roads with us.
Start contrôle closes immediately after the ride begins.
Start/Finish Location: Fairview Elementary School
Parking: On street. Park away from the school, and ride your bike to the start.
Distance: 50/100 Kilometers +/-
Type: RUSA populaire
Time Limit: 3/6.5 Hours
Online Registration Cost: $25
Ride-Day Registration Cost: $35
Organizer: Alaska Public Media/Alaska Randonneurs/Bike Anchorage
1) Sign the 2015 RUSA Liability Waiver
2) Bring a pen!
3) Bring your camera, and take photos during the ride!
4) Calibrate your cyclocomputer, before the event, and know how to use it!
5) Join or renew your RUSA membership
Bring your bike lock to lock up your steed at some of the controls, and at the finish.
As is the nature of randonneuring, these rides are always unsupported. Your determination to get the ride done is paramount.
Fenders with mud flaps are strongly encouraged, or you'll face the scorn and abuse of your fellow randonneurs drafting you when the skies open up or when the roads become muddy. This is also a great time to try out lights, bags, racks, food, etc. Rear lights, in non-flashing mode only, are strongly encouraged for every ride. Remember, the spirit of randonneuring emphasizes self-sufficiency. If your derailleur cable breaks, you gotta fix it. Also, it's your responsibility to have your brevet card properly completed at each control point. DO NOT LOSE YOUR BREVET CARD!
Please be polite/courteous/civil to convenience store attendants. It's your responsibility to know the Alaska state and local road laws. Link to Alaska Bicycle Law. Bicycle are traffic, therefore you must abide by the traffic laws.
Most Important: All riders are reminded that any failure to conduct the ride in accordance with RUSA rules (www.rusa.org), applicable laws, or any special instructions or equipment requirements for this ride may result in a time penalty or disqualification. Sorry, I had to say that. Right now would be a good time to read RUSA's Rules for Riders (http://www.rusa.org/brvreg.html) Also, you've got to wear your helmet.
2015 RUSA Liability Waiver