Seattle Int'l Randonneurs SIR 2004
Spring 1000 km

Ride: Spring 1000 km
Organizer: Mark Thomas (206) 612-4700
Date: FRIDAY, June 25, 2004
Start Time: 6:00AM (registration 5:15AM - 6:45AM)
Finish By: 9:00AM, Monday, June 28th, 2004 (75 hours)
Start Location: Residence of Mark Thomas
Address: 13543 160th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
Driving instruction:

From Seattle
Take SR-520 towards BELLEVUE/KIRKLAND. 6.3 miles
Take I-405 NORTH towards EVERETT 5.5 miles
Take exit 20b (exit 20 if southbound on I-405)
Turn RIGHT (Turn Left if coming from the North)
Head East on 124TH AVE NE.
Turn LEFT onto WOODINVILLE REDMOND RD NE (SR-202) 2.5 miles
Turn RIGHT up the hill onto 156TH AVE NE. (Grousemont Estates sign) 0.3 miles
156TH AVE NE becomes NE 132ND ST 0.1 miles
Turn LEFT at the top of the hill onto 158TH AVE NE 0.0 miles
Turn RIGHT onto NE 133RD ST. 0.1 miles
NE 133RD ST becomes 160TH AVE NE 0.2 miles

Carpools always appreciated. Best place to park is along 135th Street where there are no houses (right turn off 160th Avenue just before the Dead End sign).

Entry Fee: $75.00 Members. $85.00 Non-members. Medal additional $7.00 (Available to RUSA and BC Randonneurs members only). Please make all entry and membership fees payable to SIR.

Please download and fill out this Entry Form in advance:

Fee Structure Explanation for joining SIR:
You don't have to be a SIR member to participate, but we encourage you to join us! The costs are only $8.00 to join SIR with email notice of events and newsletter, or $15.00 to join SIR as a regular, U.S. mail notice of events and newsletter. Also, all SIR members must join Randonneurs USA (RUSA). RUSA cost is $20.00 annually.

Special Instructions:

Please note that this ride starts on FRIDAY. See updated ride notes here.

There will be a bag drop service and motel rooms at the recommended overnight stops in Carson (347km) on Friday night and Ephrata (704km) on Saturday night. There will be no support for riders not using these overnight stops.

Equipment needed: Remember riding gear for inclement weather, bike tools, spare tubes, and food/water for yourself. All riders should be familiar with the SIR Brevet Riders Expectations

Headlights (white and clearly visible from 150 yards to oncoming traffic), tail lights, and red rear reflectors are required. Note that many taillights are also legal reflectors. These may be checked and riders disqualified if they do not function. Functional lights must be mounted on bike at all times. Lights must be operating at night on each bike in a group. Blinking taillights are permitted, but note that these may bother other riders.

Reflective vests and leg bands are required for riding at night or during poor visibility. This is for your safety and others in the group.

Hand held flashlights or helmet mounted lights are recommended for repairs made in the dark.

As a courtesy to other riders, fenders (with 1/4 coverage front wheel and 1/2 coverage rear wheel) are recommended. Additional rear splashguards are recommended for group riding.

Ride Beginning: Let Mark know if you need a place to stay the night before before the start.

Ride End: Mark Thomas residence. Post-ride nap space, food, and showers available (bring a towel).

Route Description: This new route will head down to Issaquah, Enumclaw, Eatonville, Elbe, Morton, and Randle. It then climbs up the road familiar to the riders of the Spring 400k but continues through the Gifford Pinchot forest to Carson Hot Springs for an overnight stop. The first day should feature lots of good climbing and great views of Rainier, St. Helens, and Adams. The second day route follows the Columbia River for a ways then takes a beautiful back road to Goldendale. From Goldendale, the route crosses Satus Pass on the way to Toppenish. Back roads back to the Columbia River near Vantage and then on to the overnight in Ephrata (watch out for the James Taylor concert crowds at George). From Ephrata, north to Highway 2 which will bring us back over Stevens Pass towards the finish.

Route Sheet

Last Updated: 06.23.04


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