Introduction These two brevets were designed as “pop-up” training rides with the demise of permanents in 2020. They do not share the same route at the beginning. They feature going up the Big Rock Candy Mountain bike path on the south end of the route. They are designed specifically to travel on as rural side-roads as much as possible without regard to making a large loop around a geographic feature. The 200K is based on training rides frequented by randonneur Anthony Blauer in Manti.
Sevier Valley Rally 200 — RWGPS Link — 201km Brevet
201 km (125 miles) with 2440 feet of cumulative elevation gain — a nearly rather flat route.
Time limit: approx. 13.5 hours Route # 2597.
Sevier Valley Rally 300 — RWGPS Link — 300km Brevet
300 km (186 miles) with 5675 feet of cumulative elevation gain.
Time limit: approx. 20 hours Route # 2624.
Word of Caution: at mileage 74.4, 101.5 and 117.3 there is a slightly confusing 3-day junction and some GPS units get hung up there.
Be advised to review this part of the route on satellite view first so you can become familiar with it.
Start & Finish Location Maverik in Gunnison Utah, at 15 North Main St.
Registration If possible, please register 48 hours in advance so we have time to prepare the personalized brevet cards and cue sheets. If you did not preregister, please come early and pay with a check (or exact change in cash). Since I will also be riding with the group, I cannot wait for late comers (I will leave your brevet card on my windshield if you notify me). This event will be held rain or shine.
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 or OpenOffice 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.
Support This is a “self-supported” brevet. This means you will resupply at convenience stores or cafes along the route. There will be no SAG support and riders must apply principles of self-reliance. I will be at the start to handle the brevet cards, but since I will be riding with the group, so I cannot provide support during this ride.
If any of you have a friend or spouse that can help drive part of the route, please let me know. If they do provide support, it needs to neutral — that is equal support for all riders.
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 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.”
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 Saturday morning and decide not to ride, please let me know so I won’t worry about you at the start. I will not be checking e-mail on Saturday, so please call or text me.