Bicycle for Life

Brevets July 28th 2012
600k, 400k, 300k or 200k

The routes are somewhat to very challenging routes in places due to the terrain, but not such that most reasonably fit randonneurs would not be able to finish on time. If your fitness is low or your stop times are long then time will be tight. Some of you may need a triple or low gear compact crank. You will need to watch your stop times and site seeing times, so consider planning to keep a steady effort on the easier sections which you have a good bit of in different sections of the routes and there are quite a few long down hills too. Please save some energy for the hills and long rollers.

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.

July 28th, 2012 Brevet 600k
Salisbury, Taylorsville, Lenoir, Jonas Ridge, Blowing Rock, Newland, Roan Mtn TN, Bakersville, Little Switzerland, Parkway South, Marion, Little Switzerland, Linville Falls, Jonas Ridge, Lenoir, Charles, Salisbury

Distance for the complete loop is approximately 604 Kilometers (375 miles with a considerable amount of climbing in the middle)

600k drop bags will be taken to Little Switzerland where you will have access 2 times at ~200 and ~244 miles

Brevets starts at July 28th, 2012 06:00 AM

July 28th, 2012 Brevet 400k use this link for more info on 400k
Salisbury, Lenoir, Adako, Marion, Little Switzerland, Parkway North, Linville Falls, Lenoir, Taylorsville, Troutman, Salisbury

Distance is approximately 417 Kilometers (259 miles with a fair amount of climbing in the middle) ~ 24,000 ft total
Brevets starts at July 28, 2012 06:00 AM

July 28th, 2012 300k Brevet
Salisbury, Taylorsville, Lenoir, Brown Mtn Overlook near Jonas Ridge, Lenoir, Taylorsville, Statesville, Salisbury

Distance is approximately 305 Kilometers (190 miles with about 11,400 ft of total climbing) a fair amount of climbing in the middle
Brevets starts at July 28th, 2012 06:00 AM

July 28th, 2012 200k Brevet

Distance is approximately 206 Kilometers (128 miles with about 10,100 ft of total climbing).
Brevets starts at July 28th, 2012 06:00 AM

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 July 28th 2012 about 05:00am
Windsong Bicycle Shop
on Hwy 601 N - 2702 S. Main St. Salisbury, NC

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.

Suggested donation

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

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 and 20 hours for the 300k and 27 hours for the 400k. and 40 hours for the 600k and 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.

This is a basic route map. 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. Anoter map version is available by clicking on either map.





600k Que sheets

400k Que sheets

300k Que sheets

200k Que sheets

Start location will be at Windsong Bicycle Shop - Salisbury, NC
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