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July 4th Brevets 2013 - Greensboro
6am start times for all Brevets
1000k, 600k, 400k, 300k or 200k

Wednesday Changes:
Little River Detour has been added to 400, 600 & 1000k routes

July 4th, 2013 Brevet 1000k
Greensboro, Salem Fork, Greensboro,
Mt Gilead, Laurinburg,
Tabor City, Sunset Beach, Tabor City, Rowland, Hope Mills, Laurinburg,
Ellerbe, Seagrove, Greensboro

Distance for the complete loop is approximately 1010 Kilometers ~628 miles
with a fair amount of climbing , about 23,000 ft of total climbing

July 4th, 2013 Brevet 600k

Wednesday Changes: Little River Detour
Greensboro, Salem Fork, Greensboro, Uwharrie, Mt Gilead, Ellerbe, Laurinburg, Ellerbe, Troy, Seagrove, Greensboro,

Distance for the complete loop is approximately 603 Kilometers ~375 miles
with a fair amount of climbing in the middle, about 19,800 ft of total climbing

July 4th, 2013 Brevet 400k
Wednesday Changes: Little River Detour
Greensboro, Salem Fork, Greensboro, Troy, Seagrove, Greensboro

Distance for the complete loop is approximately 401 Kilometers ~249 miles
with a fair amount of climbing in the middle, about 13,700 ft of total climbing

July 4th, 2013 300k Brevet
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Greensboro, Salem Fork, Greensboro Cedar Grove, Greensboro

Distance for 300k is approximately 316 Kilometers ~196 miles
with a fair amount of climbing in the middle, about 10,700 ft of total climbing

July 4th, 2013 200k Brevet
Greensboro, Salem Fork, Greensboro

Distance for 200k is approximately 202 Kilometers 125 miles
with some climbing in the middle, about 6700 ft of total climbing

There is no official SAG on any of these Brevets.

Starts will be from parking lot of the host hotel

Note: The old parking just behind the host hotel in a closed bank is not available !!!
The owner is towing away cars now!!!!!

Greensboro, NC

The Best Western Hotel in Greensboro just off of Hwy 68 & I-40 will be the host hotel for the start and finsh of 1000k

We will have a staff room Saturday night in Greensboro

Best Western Hotel
7800 National Service Rd, Greensboro, NC 27409

If you think you need, pre-ride accommodations, an extended sleep period or have crew, Best Western has agreed to give us a great rate of $75 per night plus tax - make sure you mention the 'Bike ride group rate' when you make your reservations by calling 336.454.0333
Make your Reservations NOW, before all the extra rooms are gone!

Please take care of their facilities during your stay!

There are also several other chain hotels near the route in Greensboro area.

Pre-registered riders will be invited to join Which has been set up to make it easy for NC Brevet Weekend riders to communicate prior to the brevets. Membership for this group is temporary with limited approval and may be only good for a few days after the event. If you want to use the group listings you'll need to follow up on the invitation or use the following link to request approval

Some of you may want to sign up for the NCRandonCyclists Yahoo list

The routes are such that most reasonably fit randonneurs should be able to finish them within the RUSA time limits. If your fitness is low or your stop times are long then time could be tight. Some of you may need a triple or low gear compact crank, but most riders should not need extra low gearing. You will need to watch your stop times and site seeing times, so consider planning to keep a steady effort. Please save some energy for the few hills and long rollers.

Drop Bags & Sag

There is no drop bag service for any of the 400k, 300k or 200k brevets this weekend.

For those that are doing the 1000k or 600k
One (1) small individual drop bag may be used and can be taken to the Laurinburg intermediate control along the route for you. Drop bags may not be back in GSO until late Saturday.

The drop bags are planned to be taken to the official overnight hotel/control only in Laurinburg. The bags will be picked up at or before the control closeing time / near the time when the last rider leaves the control and we will bring the bags to the Greensboro finish control near the end of the 1000k time limit.

Please do not put anything in your drop bag that you cannot do without for a few days just in case we miss you or don't get them to you at the finish for some reason. If you do not wait at the finish for your drop bags, they can be shipped to you at your expense, BFL will not pay for shipping of items to you.

We will not be responsible for your drop bags or items in your drop bags.

Drop bags will taken to

1000k route - Laurinburg ~400k and ~800k so you get access twice.

600k route - Laurinburg ~400k

Qiality Inn Laurinburg
14 Jameson Inn Court
laurinburg, NC 28352

Call now if you want to get your own room since they are filling up for Friday night

Pre-Registration is strongly recommended for all events! If you do not pre-register your start may delayed or you may not be able to get credit for the brevet.

On Site Registration/inspection opens 1 hour before brevet starts.

Suggested donation

1000k = $100 per rider
600k = $60 per rider
400k = $40 per rider
300k = $30 per rider
200k = $20 per rider

If you have not completed the brevet by sunset, you must have RUSA approved lights and reflective gear on and operational or you will receive a DNF for the brevet.

Brevets are generally not races for which there is no prize money, so please be polite to all volunteers, fellow riders and convenience store attendants. Helping a fellow rider to finish is allowed and should make you feel better.

Please ensure that you dress appropriately for the weather conditions and have sufficient supplies and extra funds if needed for anything that may arise while en route on brevets!

These are ACP Brevet routes .

The total time allowed from start to finish is
• 13.5 hours for the 200k
• 20 hours for the 300k
• 27 hours for the 400k
• 40 hours for the 600k
• 75 hours for the 1000k

Riders must follow and complete the approved route. This route goes through several small towns in central North Carolina traveling along mostly low traffic roads. There may be some sections where traffic is high, so please ride carefully and safely at all times. The intermediate controls are where stores allow you to refuel with some basic supplies. There are also some other stores along the route where you may be able to stop and get limited nutritional supplies.

Below are basic route maps. Please note that all online images, que sheets and maps are for general reference. Offical routes will be provided at the event start for registered participants. Another map version may be available by clicking on a map.

1000K route

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1000k Cue sheets and GPS links
Wednesday Changes: Little River Detour

600k Cue sheets Wednesday Changes: Little River Detour

400k Cue sheets Wednesday Changes: Little River Detour

300k Cue sheets Route has changed

200k Cue sheets

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