Bicycle for Life

600k Brevet June 27 2015 - Asheville
5am start time

Asheville NC – north to TN and VA – south thru West Jefferson NC

Distance for the complete loop is approximately 606 Kilometers ~376 miles
with a considerable amount of climbing, about 25000 ft of total climbing

This route has some Dirt and Gravel

Starting at about mile 272 Elk Creek has two dirt sections that are both very short, about 3 miles total. It's actually an access road to a gated community... so while not paved, it is well maintained, not rutted out. This road was used for a previous Flèche as well.
There is a short downhill section that has loose gravel, see images, near the beginning. The rest has mostly hard packed sand with some bumps and small holes along. It follows a stream with shade for much of the dirt section

Point Lookout Trail

After Old Fort about mile 360 the course uses a closed off section of Old US-70, Point Lookout Trail, that has been converted to a paved biking/hiking trail to get over to Black Mountain, about 3.3 miles of climbing. Since this section is not accessible to cars, you will need to call in or text the main contact number when you get to Old Fort so that we know you are about to go on this trail.

There is no official SAG on any of these Brevets.

Asheville NC

The Brevet is planned to start at
Motel 6
1415 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805

Drop Bags & Sag

The drop bags will be taken to the official overnight hotel for you and picked up to bring back to the finish sometime Sunday.

For those that are doing the 600k a small individual drop bag may be used and taken to official overnight hotel in West Jefferson, detail will be posted soon.

Only one location may be used for an individuals drop bag.

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.

There is no official SAG on any of these Brevets.

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.

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.


600k Cue sheets

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