Some news from Rob Hawks at RUSA:
PBP 2023 is nearly two years away, and like a kid on December 1st waiting for that holiday to arrive, the wait may seem like forever. However, there is a lot you can be doing and for some of those things, two years may be barely enough time.
Come join us for a PBP Prep seminar on October 30th (6pm Eastern, 3pm Pacific) when some PBP anciens et anciennes will offer presentations on some of those long range aspects of getting ready for PBP. To sign up for this Zoom meeting, please fill out this form. You may also wish to sign up for this google group devoted to PBP preparation.
The popular Fleche and Trace team events are scheduled for a very rare late September offering with the destination being Brattleboro, VT. The events happen on the weekend of September 25th.
Next year the events will go back to their traditional May timeline so if you’ve been wanting to try a team event when the weather is a bit warmer, this would be a good year. Electronic Proof of Passage is acceptable so the events can be done with little contact with people outside the team if desired.
The events in a nutshell: The Fleche & Trace are team events where riders form teams of 3-5 bikes for the Fleche or 2-6 for the Trace. For the Fleche, teams have *exactly* 24 hours to ride a 360km+ route of their own design with no stop being longer than 2 hours. For the Trace, the route is between 200-360km but teams can may stop for as long as they’d like, including riding the event over the course of two days. Both events end in Brattleboro, VT and start from any location the team chooses.
Many people find these events to be the most enjoyable of the Randonneuring offerings. You have fun riding with friends and the route can be as challenging or easy as you desire.
More information including registration.
Please note: Registration deadline for the 600k and the 2x200k option with a room is August 26th. Bikereg highlights the last deadline, which is the one for the 2x200k without lodging (September 3rd). (This is the deadline for our rate block at the hotel, which is why it’s early.)
Registration for the 600k and 2x200k is open. We’ve set up a waitlist and should be able to move people off it as we book more rooms; please go ahead and register if you’re planning to ride so we can make sure everyone who wants one has a room; if you’re on the waitlist we’ll double-check before moving you off that you can still make it.
Anyone choosing the double-occupancy NER-booked rooms for the 2x200k or 600k must be vaccinated, for the safety of your roommate.