Start Location: 145 Lloyd Ave, Providence, RI
Start Time: 7am
Time Limit: 13.5 Hours
Ride Leader: Ted Shwartz
Controls: Chepachet, RI; Charlton, MA; Plainfield, CT
Sanctioning: RUSA Only
Cue Sheet 200k: Cue (PDF – Updated 8/23/18)
Lighting & Reflective Gear: Required if finishing after 6pm
GPS File/Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28423064 (Updated 8/23/2018) Note: Minor route changes are expected before the event.
New mid-autumn brevet out of Providence, RI and hosted by volunteer Ted Shwartz. The event uses a rolling route through the Western parts of Rhode Island, Southern MA, and Eastern CT. (For those headed to PBP in 2019, the terrain is notably similar.) Highlights include almost 20 miles on flat bike paths and gorgeous rolling roads in sparsely populated areas of the three states. The final 20 miles is almost all downhill, which you’ll appreciate by that part of the ride. Plenty of places to stop for snacks in addition to the three controls.
Sunset is at 5:56 so riders must wear full reflective gear (reflective vest/sash + legbands) and have a bright headlight & taillight if finishing after this time. Important Route Note: There is a several mile stretch at the end of the route through downtown Cranston and Providence after leaving the bike path. This is dense, urban riding. Riders should be aware of this section before attempting event.
Big thanks to Ted for hosting this late season Brevet!
Photos from Aug 25th 2018 Pre-Ride (Jake)