Thank you for your interest in the Ronkonkoma 200K brevet presented by the Long Island Randonneurs. This brevet is part of a two brevet series for 2014 (the other being the Bethpage 300K on May 31st), and is sanctioned by Audax Club Parisien and Randonneurs USA, whose rules and regulations we will follow.
r The $20 entry fee helps to cover administrative costs, route planning and event insurance. Sorry, but there will be no refunds after May 5th.
r Participants will be required to sign a waiver and pass a bicycle inspection before the start of the ride. Cue sheets will be provided at registration. GPS files will be made available on-line prior to the event.
r Complete details about this event can be found at www.LIRando.com.
The ride starts and finishes at the Ronkonkoma train station. The ride will start promptly at 8AM. Bike inspection is at 7:30 AM (see RUSA brevet rules below).
Over mostly flat terrain, the ride heads east toward the South Fork, then north to Sag Harbor where we cross by ferry over Shelter Island to Greenport, before turning westward back toward Ronkonkoma on steadily rolling terrain along the North Fork of Long Island. The last 25 miles or so can be quite challenging for the uninitiated, so be sure to reserve some energy for this push into the finish. Lastly, to be an official finisher, you have until 9:30 PM to finish the ride and present your completed brevet card to event staff at the final controle.
This ride will be unsupported on the road, but services will be available at most checkpoints and we'll have food at the start and finish, along with energy bars, gels, and drinks (including water) on hand. We'll also have a small selection of lights, batteries, tires, tubes and other merchandise for sale at the start, in case you forget something.
Same day registration ($40) will be available from the time on-line registation closes up to one hour before start time. Please note that food and same day registration are available up to 15 minutes before the start.
Note: Randonneurs USA (RUSA) brevet rules apply to this event. Working lights (front and rear), reflectors, reflective apparel (sash/vest and ankle bands, at a minimum), and helmet are required. Lights on ½ hour before sunset and remain on until conclusion of the brevet. Event runs rain or shine. Good luck!
Summary of the Brevet:
Entry Fee: $20 (Same day registration $40)
Date: Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Start/Finish Location: LIRR Ronkonkoma Station
Rider Check-In, Food & Registration: 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM
Bike & Light Inspection & Final Briefing: 7:30 AM – 7:59 AM
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Earliest allowable finish time: 1:53 PM, May 10th, 2014
Latest allowable finish time: 9:30 PM, May 10th, 2014
Sunrise: ~ 5:45 AM
Sunset: ~ 8:00 PM
For more information, or if you have any questions, visit us on-line at www.LIRando.com.