Tailwinds (aka Frontrunner) 200

This is a popular BCC Super Series route and will ride together with them (plus some additional distance at the end to get a full 200km). We will only be riding one of the two routes below, either from the north or south, which will be determined late Thursday night or Friday morning, based in local weather forecast. We will meet at the Provo frontrunner station and bike to the Ogden Frontrunner station, or start at the Roy station and ride south to Provo. May 9 update: the route will going North to South for 2019.

Pre-registration is preferred on this event as the trail boss will be riding with the group and may not have extra brevet cards and supplies on the bike. 

Tailwinds 200 (North to South) — RWGPS Link (the route was changed 5/9/2019)— 200km Brevet

This route will start in Roy & finish in Provo. There is a northbound Frontrunner train scheduled to arrive in Roy at 8:46 a.m. (they only run every hour on Saturdays). We plan to leave at 09:00 sharp or slightly thereafter if the train is running late.
200 km (124.6 miles) with 2,002 feet of cumulative elevation gain.
ACP-sanctioned time limit: 13:30 or finish by 22:30 (10:30 p.m.), assuming an 9 a.m. start.
RUSA route # 2423, first introduced in 2019.

Tailwinds 200 (South to North) — RWGPS Link — 203km Brevet

This route will start in Provo & finish at the Ogden Frontrunner station. There is a southbound Frontrunner train scheduled to arrive in Provo at 9:13 a.m. (they only run every hour on Saturdays). We plan to leave at 09:30 sharp or slightly thereafter if the train is running late.
203.2 km (126.4 miles) with 1,822 feet of cumulative elevation gain.
RACP-sanctioned time limit: 13:30 or finish by 23:00 (11:00 p.m.), assuming an 9:30 a.m. start.
RUSA route # 2425, first introduced in 2019.

Start Time Check-in will be prior to the start. The check-in closes one minute before the start. If you did not preregister, please come early and pay with a check (or exact change in cash). Since the RBA or trail boss will also be riding with the group, he cannot wait for late comers. This event will be held rain or shine.

Introduction We will riding this together with Bonneville Cycling Club. The BCC south-to-north route ends in Roy, whereas we will be ending in Ogden. They are doing 100 miles, compare to our 125. We will ride together until the very end, at which point, we will put in an extra 25 mile loop. This is their north to south RWGPS link.

Frontrunner Locations Provo Fronrunner station: 690 S University Ave.; Roy Frontrunner station: 4155 S Sandbridge Dr.; Ogden Frontrunner, 2993 S. Wall Ave. On Saturdays, they run every hour until well past midnight. On Saturdays, the trains leaving north out of Provo are scheduled to depart at 3:47 p.m., 4:47 p.m., 5:47 p.m. etc. The trains heading south out of Ogden are scheduled to depart at 4:07 p.m., 5:07 p.m., 6:07 p.m. etc.

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.

Caution Please note that this route has a ton of turns so please study the map well AND to have it loaded onto your bike computer/gps unit.

Registration If possible, please register 48 hours in advance so I have time to prepare the personalized brevet cards and cue sheets. The administration fee is $5.00.

Support This will be a self-supported brevet. The trail boss and/or RBA will be riding with the whole group as a participant. This means you will be getting your supply of fluids and extra food at convenience stores or cafes along the route. There is no SAG. In the event of any catastrophic problems, we recommend that you have a back-up plan (a local friend that you can call for assistance). If you do have a friend or spouse that can provide support, please let me know — such help is always welcome.

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.” If you anticipate taking the full amount of time (12–13 hours) to finish, please bring proper night apparel & lights, otherwise you may be DQed. See the “Lighting” paragraph on this page.

Contact Richard Stum (Regional Brevet Administrator), office 435 – 462 – 2266, mobile 435 – 851 – 9558, or Richard@eogear.com. Jim Halay will be the trail boss on this event.

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 morning, so please call or text me.