Thank you for your interest in the Bethpage 300K brevet presented by the Long Island Randonneurs. This brevet is the second and final brevet of our two brevet series for 2014 (the other being the Ronkonkoma 200K on May 10th), and is sanctioned by Audax Club Parisien and Randonneurs USA, whose rules and regulations we will follow.
r The $30 entry fee helps to cover administrative costs, route planning and event insurance. Sorry, but there will be no refunds after May 27th.
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 LIRR Parking Lot in Bethpage (down the street from Bike Junkie). The ride will start promptly at 4 AM. Bike inspection is at 3:30 AM (see RUSA brevet rules below).
Over mostly flat terrain, the ride heads straight up into Long Island's Gold Coast then straight east on the North Fork, all the way to Orient Point State Park before turning and taking a more central route back with some nice rollers on the run back into Bethpage. Lastly, to be an official finisher, you have until 12:00 midnite 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 ($60) will be available from the end of on-line registration up to one hour before start time. Please note that food, water, supplies are available up to 15 minutes before the start.
Note: Randonneurs USA (RUSA) brevet rules apply to this event. Because this ride begins before sunrise and many riders will finish at/after sunset, 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: $30 (Same day registration $60)
Date: Saturday, May 31st, 2014
Start/Finish Location: LIRR Parking Lot in Bethpage
Rider Check-In, Food & Registration: 3:00 AM – 3:45 AM
Bike & Light Inspection & Final Briefing: 3:30 AM – 3:59 AM
Start Time: 4:00 AM
Earliest allowable finish time: 1:00 PM, May 31st, 2014
Latest allowable finish time: 12:00 Midnite, June 1st, 2014
Sunrise: ~ 5:40 AM
Sunset: ~ 8:20 PM
For more information, or if you have any questions, visit us on-line at www.LIRando.com.