Start Location: The Loading Dock, Belmont, MA (See Parking Note below)
Start Time: 7:30am
Time Limit: 13.5 Hours
Ride Leader: Tsun Au Yeung
Sanctioning: RUSA Only
Cue Sheet 200k: TBA
Lighting & Reflective Gear: Required after 5pm (Most Riders)
Registration: Register via BikeReg
GPS File/Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28487889 (Updated 10/10/2018)
Parking: Do not park in The Loading Dock’s lot! Free, on-street parking is available on adjacent streets. If needed, riders can also park in the nearby Alewife MBTA lot (Fee applies; make sure to take the bike off the car’s roof first!). The Loading Dock opens at 7am for breakfast for riders who want a pre-ride snack.
Lighting & Reflective Gear: Sunset on Nov 3rd is 5:30pm. After that time a bright headlight(s), taillight(s), reflective vest/sash, and anklebands are required. All riders should start with these items available even if they expect to finish before sundown.
Thanks to Tsun for hosting this late season 200k. The route stops in the same New Hampshire towns (Brookline, Mt. Vernon, etc) used on the classic Boston 200k but this route is almost entirely different although just as nice. The route is rolling through Massachusetts with five big climbs in NH. Each climb has an elevation above 800′, all within a 35 mile stretch in the middle of the route. Some nice views and fast descents give riders something to look forward to. Make sure to stock up on food and water as there are not many services on the route, particularly in the first half. However, riders will get a chance to stop at a small farm cafe and general store for excellent fresh-made sandwiches.
Photos from a Sept 3rd Pre-Ride (Jake):