Sunday, March 6, 2011

2011 Brevet season is just about here!

I've updated my Brevets Website with the following information:

Our first brevet of the season (a 200K) will take place on April 30, 2011. The ride will start and finish in Missoula, Montana at the East Broadway Park and Ride Lot just west of I-90 Van Buren Street Exit (Exit 105). Registration is at 6:30 a.m. and the ride will depart at 7:00 a.m.. Click HERE for a map, profile, and navigation and stay tuned to this website for more information as we get closer to the ride date.

A 300K brevet is scheduled for May 21, 2011. Due to extensive road construction in the Billings, MT area where we initially wanted to hold this ride, we decided to look south of border to Cody, Wyoming. Wide open spaces and distant mountain views of the Big Horn and Beartooth Mountains will feature. The route has just been approved by RUSA! Click HERE for more information.

A 400K brevet is scheduled for June, 4, 2011 starting and finishing at my home in Belgrade, MT. I was a bit self indulgent with this route-wanting to cover as many of my favorite local training roads as possible. This route, which is approved by RUSA, features plenty of services which could be important given the time of year. Click HERE for all the info.

A 600K brevet, scheduled for June 18-19, starting and finishing in Harlowton, MT. The proposed route will go to Billings on the first day, use Harlowton as the intermediate overnight stop, and go to White Sulphur Springs and Ringling on the second day. More information will be provided when the route is approved.
The above mentioned ACP brevets may be used as qualifiers for Paris-Brest-Paris 2011.

We will also have two challenging ACP brevets later in the summer that can be used for PBP training. A 200K will take place on July 23, 2011, tenatively planned to start and finish in Red Lodge, MT and go over the Beartooth Highway and back. A 300K will be offered on August 6, 2011, starting and finishing at my home in Belgrade.