Colorado Brevet Series
300km Brevet Black Forest 16-May-2009
Tips for the Rider
A Hilly Route! This Black Forest route
traverses many rollers and succession of shorter hills, none of them very long
or steep, but adding up to around 9,000 ft. of total climbing.
Official Checkpoints Please patronize stores used
- Larkspur store (twice) Excellent
pastries, coffee, and other treats, plus a friendly staff.
- Elbert Store Our traditional turnaround checkpoint.
- Black Forest Country Store NEW LOCATION: shopping
center on left just after turning onto Black Forest Rd. This is a newly-furnished, roomy store,
with restrooms, ample food and drink selection, and a very friendly staff!
Lighting Remember that lighting and
reflective equipment are REQUIRED for the ambient light conditions of
the ride start. Lighting includes street-legal headlight and taillight.
Reflective equipment includes vest, ankle bands, and reflective material on
Secret Checkpoints Any brevet may have one or more
secret checkpoints along the route.
Finish Leave your brevet card in
official vehicle, after having it registered and signing your card.
DNF We do not sweep the course. If
you do not finish the brevet, you may leave a message on 303-604-1163. If official
vehicle is at the Park-and-Ride and you return there, you may leave your brevet
Rules and Waiver Please review the Brevet Rules and sample Rider Waiver.
Not a Race Observe traffic rules, ride
and have fun!
- Brevet Basics -
- Brevets are not races. Finishing is more
important than finishing time. Lending assistance to other riders who
require it is more important than finishing quickly. The last rider to
finish within the time limits gets precisely the same credit as the rider
whos first to come in.
- Observe traffic regulations, be safe, share the
road, and be courteous to your fellow riders, fellow road users,
checkpoint establishments, and members of the communities you visit.
- Make sure your brevet card is filled out
completely, including each checkpoint entry and your signature. Incomplete
brevet cards (including missed checkpoints) are grounds for DQ.