300K ACP Brevet – Clermont-Avon Park (14 January 2023)

Date: 14 January 2023
Start Time
: 0600
Time Limit: 20 hours (must finish by 0200, 15 Jan)
Distance: 300km
Location: Clermont, Florida (start/finish at the Holiday Inn Express)
Climbing: 3,435ft, measured by Garmin 500
Cost: $30
Current RUSA membership required to ride! This is an insurance requirement; no exceptions.
Cue Sheet (rough draft; final after the workers’ ride)
Bike Inspection: At the hotel Friday evening, or 5:30am to 5:45am Saturday. No lights/reflective stuff + riding in low-light or dark conditions = DNF with no exceptions.
Registered Riders: 4 (as of 23 November 2022) — Bernasky, Burke, Rozelle P, Rozelle S

Some notes on the ride:

—This is a reprise of a route that was lasts run in 2013. The “draft” cue sheet needs significant updating given some changes in the control locations and road conditions in the last decade, but it is an accurate overview of what to expect on this route. The final cue sheet will be published following the workers’ ride, no later than 1/11/2023.

—The route visits some familiar roads (and hills) south of Clermont and then winds its way to Avon Park on generally quiet roads.

—There is a 200K the following day! By popular demand, we’re running the events backwards, with the 300K first, which should facilitate travel for those coming from out of town or locals wishing to head home Sunday after a short(er) ride.

You must be a current RUSA member to participate. Learn more about RUSA here. And join or renew here.

—You must be registered for the ride and sign the waiver. “Ride-alongs” jeopardize not only the existence of our rides but all of American randonneuring. If you want to volunteer to support all riders, please contact me and we’re thankful for the help.

Lights and reflective stuff are required to ride, even of you don’t think you’ll need them. The ride starts in the dark to force you to have lights on you. I’m sneaky that way.

Expect no on-route SAG: If you cannot complete the route for any reason, be prepared to arrange your own transportation back to the start/finish.

Post-ride food and libations: TBD. Hopefully on the food; definitely on the beverages.

—Where’s the GPS file? There is no organizer-provided GPS file on ACP brevets. Accurate navigation is core to self-reliance which is a fundamental aspect of randonneuring. The official route is the cue sheet. PLEASE make your own GPS file rather than rely on someone else and if you are using GPS, PLEASE double-check what your technology tells you against what your eyeballs see on the road. Many people have DNF’d brevets because their tech didn’t work (rather, because they did not know how to work it…) and I think that sucks. It especially sucks in a PBP year.


Registration

You MUST pre-register for this event! No day-of registrations. Preregistration must be completed by no later than 5pm, 12 January 2023.

There are two steps to completing your registration.

Step 1. Please fill in the information here.

    Name (Last, First)

    Street Address

    City

    State

    Zip

    Email

    Phone

    RUSA# (required)

    Emergency Contact (Name)

    Emergency Contact (Phone Number)

    Step 2. Pay for the event. There are two options. One, make a $30 check payable to Paul Rozelle, and mail it to me at 1300 Friendly Way S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705.  OR, send me $30 via PayPal. My email address is prozelle at gmail dot com.

    5 thoughts on “300K ACP Brevet – Clermont-Avon Park (14 January 2023)

    1. Someone offered to sub for me at the health club so I will be there for the 300!

      • David, so glad you can make it down for this. For those of you who don’t know Dave, he’s a randonneuring icon (founder of RUSA; won the American Randonneur award) and has probably forgotten more about this sport than the rest of us collectively know. Pleasure to welcome you back to Florida!

    2. Is there a name for the control at 71/119 miles? Street address? Building? Car?

      • There’ll be an obvious checkpoint at that intersection (SW corner) that will have water/Gatorade and snacky-things. For those looking for more sustenance at this stop, there’s an excellent restaurant 1/2 mile west on SR60. Lunch served in Avon Park.

    3. Is it a complete out and back, i.e. can we use one of the Bike Route Toaster TCX’s as is ?

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