Rando Roulette 400 — RWGPS Link — 400km Brevet
400.0 km (248 miles) with 12,166 feet of gain.
RUSA-sanctioned brevet with a time limit of 27 hours, or finish by 8:00 a.m. the following morning, assuming a 5:00 a.m. start on March 27th, 2020.
RUSA brevet route # 2574.
Rando Roulette 600 — RWGPS Link — 600km Brevet
600.0 km (373 miles) with 15,045 feet of gain.
RUSA-sanctioned brevet with a time limit of 40 hours, or finish by 9:00 p.m. the following evening, assuming a5:00 a.m. start on March 27th, 2020.
RUSA brevet route # 2556.
Introduction These two brevets were designed so the riders in Utah can qualify for longer brevets without the need to travel clear to either Arizona or California, but of course, all riders are welcome to join us. The two routes are identical up through mile 225 before they split. The 600K group heads directly back to the overnight, which is at mile 238 (383km), but the 400K group takes a detour on the west side of Las Vegas before returning back to the start.
I want to offer a special thanks to Chris Thomas of Saint George Utah (who rides frequently in the Vegas area) for his route assistance.
Start & Finish Location (make your own reservation) Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino, 4949 N Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89130. Tel 702-658-4900.
Cue Sheet A detailed cue sheet and brevet card will be provided at check in. Do NOT rely on the online cue sheet as it may not be accurate. If you wish to preview the cue sheet, a PDF version can be e-mailed to you upon request, or one will be sent out to everyone on the Google E-Mail Group, about a week before the event date.
Registration If possible, please register three days in advance so we have time to prepare the personalized brevet cards and cue sheets.
Support This will be a self-supported brevet. That means you will be getting your supply of fluids and extra food at convenience stores or cafes along the route. Typically, the RBA will be riding with the group as a participant. Self-sufficiency is a must (bringing extra parts including a spare tire is recommended). There is no SAG, so you will be well advised to have a person or Uber to call in case you DNF and cannot ride home. If you do have a family member or friend that can provide limited SAG, or at least, be on call, that would be greatly appreciated (let me know when registering for the ride or e-mail me).
If you have to abandon the brevet, please call or text me, so I don’t wait for you at the finish.
Sanctioning See our “What is a Brevet?” page for more information on sanctioning.
Reminders This is primarily a self-supported event, so bring cash for stops at various convenience stores. Also have a pen in your bag in case the route requires answering an “Information Checkpoint.”
Why a Friday Start? This is to allow cyclists to participate in such an event, without running into a “sabbath day observance” conflict. We are conforming with the logic of most of the ultrarunning events in Utah and Idaho, which have switched over from a Saturday-Sunday schedule to a Friday-Saturday schedule. This is to allow the majority population in Utah, which are of the Latter-day Saint faith, to not feel compelled to participate in outdoor events on Sunday (this also falls in line with other Christian faiths…aka the owners of Chick-fil-A which stores are also closed on the Sabbath).
Contact Richard Stum (Regional Brevet Administrator), office 435 – 462 – 2266, mobile 435 – 851 – 9558, or Richard@eogear.com
If You Are Late Please call me so I can arrange to leave you a cue sheet and brevet card. You can start up to an hour after the official start time, but subsequent checkpoint cut-off times will remain the same, as if you had started with everyone else. If you know in advance, or wake up Friday morning and decide not to ride, please let me know so I won’t worry about you at the start.