Sunday, April 11, 2010

AK Randonneurs Season Opener - Kenai 200K Brevet 4/17

I'm really looking forward to this year's randonneuring season, and am excited to be heading to Kenai later this week for our season opener.

Rando-Info Night at the Anchorage REI on 4/6 was packed. Going in, there were only 6 people registered to attend. By the time the show started, we were near capacity with over 40 people; mostly new faces! I think this is an indication that Alaskans are beginning to discover what randonneuring is all about, all the goodness it offers, and that they want to ride the assorted brevets around the state. We're having another Rando-Info Night on May 13th! Please help spread the word, and tell all your friends!

Everything you need to know about the Kenai 200K, including a map of the course, can be found HERE.

I'll be heading down Friday afternoon, and will do a little preview of the course if I have enough time. If you're down there, and see my red Westfalia, wave or call, and let's go grab a pre-event beer.

If you're wondering where to stay, you might want to consider one of the following suggestions from friends over at AK Spokes:
Kenai: The Kings Inn, Louies, the 406, The Merit (might be closed) Aspen Extended stay
Soldotna: Micheals, King Salmon, Aspen (w/pool), Riverside, Hooligans, Kenai River lodge, Duck Inn

It's still early in the season, but loads of people are already out riding. The extended weather forecast, as of this writing, looks favorable, and shouldn't throw any surprises our way (like last year's volcanic eruption!). That said, it will certainly be brisk in the morning; embrocate liberally! Your knees will thank you later.

See you in Kenai!

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