Event Date: 2013-04-13
We have reworked the spring brevet – the course is about the same shape, but the controls are in new towns – Avella, Midland, Evans City. Expect at least one more cue sheet revision. Note we are leaving at 7:15 AM to hit sunrise. This course is admittedly utilitarian and expect to travel on many state roads with traffic (such as Routes, 50, 18, 168, 68). The scenic highlight is the Shippensport Nuclear Power Plant, which you see up close and personal.
Warning! This route has more climbing than the RUSA guideline of 5000 ft climbing per 200 km. (My GPS reported about 7951). In particular, most of the hills above 10% grade are in the last 45 miles. Between Rochester and Zelienople is a long slog up. Between Mars and my house are more hills, including a last 10% hill into my neighborhood. Try to get “time in the bank” (i.e. ahead of control time) by Control 3.
The cue sheet is the definitive course definition. I have not updated the map and profile to the latest revision.
(Please park adjacent to my property if you can.)
Schedule: 6:45 AM Sign-in opens, 7:00 AM Rider meeting, 7:15 AM Riders depart (13:30 hr. time limit).
Map (updated 4/11/2013)
Cue sheet (updated 4/11/2013)