San Diego Randonneurs


		
	

RAC - Rando Across California03-26-2022 05:00None Registered

03-26-2022
05:00
PST
03-27-2022
08:00
01-01-2022 12:00
03-20-2022 12:00
400
ACP 400
Rolling
27:00
Sunrise at 6:42:45 AM Sunset at 7:05:49 PM

Wei Sun
Email Wei

Get me there
Days Inn Encinitas
133 Encinitas Blvd
San Diego, CA 92024

$45.00
Registration is not open

This 400k brevet is on! Still working on the logistics but will open registration in the next month after plans are finalized for the bus and bike transport back to the start. The $45 ride fee is for the ride administration and support. For particants who will need a bus ride and the bike transport back to Encinitas, the cost will be separately calculated and split among riders.

Route History - 30 years ago, a couple of Poway Unified School District educators started an annual tradition for local 5th graders and their parents to ride across California over a 7-day period as a rites of passage experience (see RAC History). Over spring break, the participating students and parents would start from the Colorado River, riding between 30-50 miles each day and camping overnight. On the final day, they would finish at Moonlight Beach and mark their completion by dipping the front wheels of their bicycles in the Pacific Ocean.

In 2020, my son and I were signed up and training for that annual ride until the Great Pandemic scuttled that endeavor. My son was overjoyed. I accepted the lost opportunity. However, the route, being around 250 miles, presented an unique randonneuring opportunity. The randonneur version of this tradition will start in Encinitas, finishing in Yuma, Arizona. After negotiating up the climb to Julian through Elfin Forest, Highland Valley, Ramona and Santa Ysabel, the back half of the brevet will be a descent down Banner Pass and the desert tailwind pushing the riders through Imperial County.

ALL SAN DIEGO RANDONNEURS EVENTS ARE ONLY OPEN TO PARTICIPANTS WHOSE RUSA MEMBERSHIP IS CURRENT.

Randonneuring is a self-supporting event  – There will be no day of registration. Start/Finish will be staffed. SAG support and staffing at a control along the route will be planned for this event.

All riders must follow RUSA rules. Helmet, lights and reflective gear are a must (lights and reflective gear must be worn between dusk to dawn. Riders must follow all local traffic laws and regulations.

Although bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists and are subject to the same rules and regulations, it is crucial that bicyclists pay attention to traffic signs and signals and follow all rules to reduce the risk of collisions, while on the road. Refer to the California Driver Handbook to become familiar with these rules. This excerpt is found at the DMV website for Sharing the Road (FFDL37) and can be read here.

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