Bicycle for Life

400k Brevet May 30 2015 - Asheville
5am start time

Asheville - Marshall - Damascus VA - Bluff City TN - Mars Hill

Distance for the complete route is approximately 409 Kilometers ~254 miles
with a fair amount of climbing, about 18400 ft of total climbing

There is no official SAG on any of these Brevets.

Asheville NC

The new start time is 5am from the Malvern Hills Park parking lot

The finish is nearby at Luke's house only 0.2 miles from where you started

One Hotel not to far from start with decent rates is Red Roof Inn Asheville West
16 Crowell Road
Asheville, NC 28806
about $66/night
2.7 miles from the START

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

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

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.


400k Cue sheets

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