Friday, February 23, 2024

Morrisville 110k Brevet-Populaire, Mar-09

Date:  Mar-09
Route / Event:  Morrisville - Pittsboro 110k Brevet-Populaire.   
Start time:  TBD, probably 0900.  
Rider check-in:  TBD, probably 0815 - 0850. 
Check-in will be at "Alan's garage" -- see RWGPS below (finish location) 
Start location:  Morrisville -- see the RWGPS link below. 
Start will be from "Alan's garage," i.e., the check-in location. 
Park at the Historic Morrisville Church (part of the Morrisville Park District). 
It is a 0.1-mile downslope coast from the parking lot to the check-in. 
Event fee:  $5 (exact cash, please). 
 
Honoring "Fearless Leader" Emeritus RBA Alan's 81st birthday by riding Alan's traditional Populaire from Morrisville, visiting "Clyde's Curious Critters" in Bynum, transiting Pittsboro, Moncure, Wilsonville, and returning to Morrisville.  
 
Following the ride, there will be a gathering and "burger burning" at "Al's Cafe" and patio
"Fearless Leader" Alan.

New patio at "Al's Cafe"

   
  
If you are unable to print the waiver, email Martin to arrange an alternative. 
Cue sheet -- click here and print if/as desired. 
 
Note that with the new control protocol:  the start and finish time windows are hard and fast; the intermediate time controls are now for information / guidance purposes only. 
 
 
To register
  • print and fill out the waiver, sign it, scan or photo, then 
  • email the scan/photo of the waiver along with 
  • your RUSA # and phone #
  • your emergency contact name and phone # to:  
  • Raleigh RBA Martin
 
Registration deadline:  Thursday, Mar-07, 7pm
 
 
Email Martin if you have any questions. 
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"Coming Attractions" 
 
ACP 200 Brevet, Mar-23.  Alan's traditional Morrisville - Snow Camp - Siler City route. 
NC: RaleighACP brevet2024/03/23200227
7 am start
 
 
ACP 300 Brevet, Apr-13.  Route to be determined. 
NC: RaleighACP brevet2024/04/13300 tbd
6 am start
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Ravenstone - Mayo Lake 153k Brevet-Populaire, Feb-24

Date:  Feb-24. 
Route / Event:  "Ravenstone Mayo Lake" 153k Brevet-Populaire.   
Start time:  0800.  
Rider check-in:  0730 - 0755. 
Start location:  Ravenstone Plaza -- see the RWGPS link below. 
Park along the north side of the shopping center lot, near the ABC store. 
Event fee:  $5 (exact cash, please). 
 
The Mayo Lake route is a pleasant and relatively quick ride, but with enough distance and climbing to help one prepare for the 200k Brevet.  
  
If you are unable to print the waiver, email Martin to arrange an alternative. 
Cue sheet -- click here and print if/as desired. 
 
Note that with the new control protocol:  the start and finish time windows are hard and fast; the intermediate time controls are now for information / guidance purposes only. 
 
 
To register
  • print and fill out the waiver, sign it, scan or photo, then 
  • email the scan/photo of the waiver along with 
  • your RUSA # and phone #
  • your emergency contact name and phone # to:  
  • Raleigh RBA Martin
 
Registration deadline:  Thursday, Feb-22, 7pm.
 
 
Email Martin if you have any questions. 
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"Coming Attractions" 
 
NC: RaleighRUSA populaire2024/03/09110655
Celebrating Emeritus RBA Alan's 81st birthday
Hoping for sufficient turn-out to make a "burger burning" a viable option. 
 
NC: RaleighACP brevet2024/03/23200227
Traditional "Morrisville - Snow Camp - Siler City" route. 
 
 
For scheduled events in April and beyond, see the page for the 2024 ACP Series and/or the page for the Populaire / Rouleur Award events.  
 

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Dart-Populaire, Feb-10

Hi all, with an eye on the long range forecast for 02/10, it's time to get hyped for the most fun you can have on a bike: Dart-Pop! 

For those of y’all who haven't done this before, it goes something like this:

Martin has created three 120k routes that are hilly, swoopy, and country, using some of the best roads the Piedmont has to offer. One route goes mainly north, one goes northwest, and one goes amongst the two. All of the routes cross each other and share some of the controls. All teams will start at exactly 8:00am using different exits from the start location.  We all converge at the second to the last control, and then at exactly 2:00pm, we ride as teams that last 25kms (16 miles) to the final control, where we will all arrive by 4:00pm and rest, eat, and tell tall tales together. Funny how that all works out.

If you're motivated by the bling, this is a team event that counts towards a RUSA Cup and the new RUSA Rouleur award.

Now to make this work, we need riders. Two or three teams of 4 or 5 bikes each would be awesome (tandems count as one bike). Usually we divide up into teams in the parking lot before the start, but if you have a team in mind, please go ahead and let Martin know.  If there is a specific route you want, let him know that too.
 
There is a little homework thoughthe PDF soft-copy waiver can be accessed here.  Fill it out, print it, sign it, snap it or scan it, and then send to Martin by Thursday, Feb-08, 7pm so we'll know you are coming, and bring with you to the start.  Also bring the $5 ride fee (exact cash, please). 
 
If you're unable to print the waiver yourself, contact Martin offline to arrange an alternative. 
 
Here are the three RWGPS links of the courses:
There will be no paper cards- team captains will take photos of their teams at all of the controls. Take lots of good photos. When done, we will email them to Martin.  (See first comment below.)

Get ready for a great day of riding!

Branson 
01/31/2024  

Friday, December 29, 2023

Jan-Mar-2024 Scheduled Events

Brevet-Populaires + Dart-Populaire: 
  • heading toward a 2024 Rouleur Award and 
  • building up to the March-2024 ACP Series 200-km Brevet. 
 
RegionType
Datekmsroute RWGPS
ContactStart
RaleighPopulaire2024/01/13107Mt. Tirzah PopulaireMartin8 am (*)
RaleighPopulaire2024/01/27125Ravenstone - Denny's Store 125KMartin
8 am (*)
RaleighDart-Pop2024/02/10120Harvest Plaza (9700 Strickland Rd)Martin8 am (*)







RaleighPopulaire2024/02/24153Ravenstone Mayo Lake PopulaireMartintbd (*)
RaleighPopulaire2024/03/09110route #655 (Morrisville - Pittsboro)Martintbd (*)
 
For more information, go to the Rouleur / Populaire page
 
 
ACP Series, March-May: 
 
LocationType
DatekmsRoute
Contact
NC: RaleighACP brevet2024/03/23200227Martin7 am start (*)
NC: RaleighACP brevet2024/04/13300 tbdMartin6 am start (*)
NC: RaleighACP brevet2024/04/27400 tbdMartinstart time TBD (*)
NC: RaleighACP brevet2024/05/18600 tbdMartinstart time TBD (*)
NC: RaleighACP brevet2024/08/17200 tbdMartinstart time TBD (*)
  
For more information, go to the 2024 ACP Series page
  

Friday, October 13, 2023

Autumn 2023 Brevet-Populaire Schedule

Three Four brevet-populaires are on the Raleigh Region schedule for October, November, December, 2023 -- a second Populaire has been added in mid-November as part of the North Carolina Year-End Commemorations. 
  • One each month (two in November) -- "sliding" from the longest brevet-pop to the shortest. 
  • Conceptually going shorter as the days get shorter (and the temperatures likely decrease). 
  • The list is available here and on the RUSA website ("Search" for "Rides" and choose "NC: Raleigh" for the Region). 
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  • All Three brevet-pops will start and end at Ravenstone Plaza, which is in eastern Durham County and are reasonably convenient for those living anywhere in or near the Triangle. 
  • Ravenstone Plaza is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of NC-98 and Sherron / Patterson Rd.  Look at the RWGPS link for any of the routes to confirm the location (RWGPS inks available here). 
  • At Ravenstone Plaza, park along the north edge of the parking lot, just below the ABC store. 
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  • The November-18 Populaire will start / end in Morrisville -- see the RWGPS link referenced above. 
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  • To ride in these events:  
    • you must be a current RUSA member (RUSA new/renewing member link -- $30 per year), 
    • you must sign and turn-in the waiver before the ride, 
    • you must pay the $5 event entry fee before the ride. 
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  • For more information, contact Martin, RUSA #6218, RBA for Raleigh.  
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  • Also see the NC-Rando-google-group for additional info as the date for any event approaches. 
    • Note:  anyone can view the emails there, but you must join the google-group to conveniently receive them directly into your email inbox.