2016 ACP Brevet Series- We have wrapped up our 2016 ACP Brevet offerings. The full 200, 300, 400 and 600K series started in Findlay, Ohio and our 1000K Coast to Coast to Coast brevet had the option of riding portions of it in the form of two 200K and/or two 300K brevets. We faced all sorts of weather during the series. The 300K that went to Ft. Wayne, IN. and back had low temperatures and high winds. During the 400K, riders had to dodge rain, ride through Hell and back, and fight wind. During the 600K, riders rode in high temperatures and more wind. What we gave up in hills in Northwestern Ohio, we made up with wind.
Frank Seebode, of Bike-Ohio, created, administrated and staged the 1000K again this year. I am still waiting for final stats from Frank, but I can include a couple of quotes from riders that participated. Scott Weinberg posted on Facebook “I finished the full ride yesterday, and it was great (and hard). Super support, good food at the controls, and most importantly, the entire route was marked with arrows. That’s amazing effort to mark every single turn on a 1000K.” Another rider, Roger Pesket, posted “I traveled from Arizona and also finished this month’s CtoCtoC 1000K: an interesting route, and the Dan Henry’s were a useful feature.”
David Buzzee staged and administrated our flèche this season. Originally five teams were scheduled to participate and finish at the same point and time. Due to weather and team numbers, only three teams finished.
We have one more ride scheduled at the end of October, a RUSA certified Populaire. We hope to see you in 2017.
New Permanent Populaire: Interested in seeing what Bicycling Magazine once referred to as the best ride to see fall colors? Remember the flat 100K stretch that made up the middle of last year’s 400K? Tim Creamer has created a new permanent that starts in Athens and rides up the bike path to Nelsonville and then on the back roads to a turnaround at Logan, Ohio. When the leaves change and you are looking for a new populaire, contact Tim Creamer. Here are the lists of current Ohio Permanents and Populaires. (Info on Tim’s new ride will be added to the list very soon)
Registration Fees for 2017: In order to keep up with neighboring regions, we are offering a new registration rate for brevets. We’ll still have a picnic after the 200K for all riders, but since riders get so spread out on the longer brevets, we’ll feed you at manned controls and may have some food available post ride.
The new registration rates are as follows:
Permanents: I still recommend that Permanent and Permanent Populaire owners charge 5-10 dollars to cover administration costs.
OR/RUSA Populaires: $10.00
200 and 300K brevets: $15
400 and 600K brevets: $20
Bag drop: $10 *additional
Bag drop and bed: $25 *additional
Discount rate for registering for the whole series (200, 300, 400 and 600K) early: $50 instead of $70.
200K – March 25, 2017
300K – April 22, 2017
Flèche– May 6/7, 2017
400K – May 20, 2017
600K – June 10,2017