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March 21 Brevets 2015 - Hendersonville
6am start times for all Brevets
600k or 400k

March 21, 2015 Brevet 600k

Hendersonville – Pickens – Toccoa – Townville – Fountain Inn – Duncan – Tigerville – Hendersonville – Chimney Rock / Lake Lure – Glen Alpine – Old Fort

Distance for the complete loop is approximately 609 Kilometers ~379 miles
with a fair amount of climbing in several places, about 22,800 ft of total climbing

March 21, 2015 Brevet 400k

Hendersonville – Pickens – Toccoa – Townville – Fountain Inn – Duncan – Tigerville

Distance for the complete loop is approximately 404 Kilometers ~253 miles
with a fair amount of climbing in the middle, about 14,000 ft of total climbing

There is no official SAG on any of these Brevets.

Start will be near Best Western across the road from Waffle House, tbd and will be posted just before the brevets.

Hendersonville NC

Currently the Brevets are planned to be started at the Best Western on Sugarloaf Rd, Hendersonville NC,-82.435473&spn=0.003072,0.004689&t=m&z=18&iwloc=lyrftr:m,7873289328330084486,35.34401,-82.435098

More info will be posted as details are finalized

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 600k or 400k due to returning to start area at 400k point
We will have a common room at the Best Western for Saturday night
105 Sugarloaf Rd
Henderesonville NC 28792
mention bicycle ride to get a reduced rate for your reservations

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 & 400K

First section 400k

200k Loop for balance of 600k

600k Cue sheets

400k Cue sheets

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