April 6, 2019 Rides

On April 6, 2019, we will offer a 200k brevet, a 300k brevet, a 400k brevet, and a 600k brevet.  All rides will start at 7:00 a.m., but you need to register between 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.  Pre-registration is not available.  You should complete the registration form on this website and bring it with you on the morning of the rides.  You should also try to have the exact amount for your ride.  The costs of the rides are $10.00 for the 200k and 300k, $15.00 for the 400k and $20.00 for the 600k.

Robert Tesar pre-rode the 300k course last Sunday and found an error in the Ride With GPS file.  I think that error has been corrected, but you must remember that the official course is set out on the cue sheets which are available on this site.  It is your responsibility to make sure any electronic versions of the course are correct.  The Brevets app for the iPhone also has electronic versions of the courses available.  I create these courses for Brevets and use them to help create the cue sheets, so they tend to be very accurate.

I have driven or ridden each course and they appear to be in pretty good shape.  There are some potholes but they are infrequent.  On the 600k course, I did not ride the Tunnel Hill Trail between Burnside and Vienna, but I spoke with some trail users, and they said the trail was in good shape.

Some of the 600k riders have stopped at the Hotel 7 in Vienna, Illinois, and rested for a short time.  I checked with the hotel yesterday, and they said they only had three reservations for Saturday night, so it is not too late to get a room if that fits into your plan.

The weather looks like it will be nice on Saturday with some possible rain on Sunday.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Dennis Smith, RBA

St. Louis, Missouri Region


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