This Sunday, March 15th!!
As you may already know, the National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement warning that snow showers are likely through Sunday afternoon for all of Western Washington. The warning is in effect from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. Precipitation will start today and the chance for rain and snow continues through Sunday night. The forecasters say no one is immune from the possibility of an inch or two. It will be cold enough to snow all the way down to sea level. Of course the devil is in the details of predicting exactly when, where, and how much.
In response to the NWS announcement, the SIR 100k Big Time Urban Populaire is postponed one week. The rescheduled ride will start at the same location at 9:00 next Sunday March 15th.
Please preregister so that ride support plans at the controls can be adjusted accordingly.
|Ride Summary:||So you’ve done some winter training, and maybe even rode with the masses on Chilly Hilly. Now, are you ready for the big time? Join your fellow cyclists on Sunday, March 8th for Seattle International Randonneurs’ official kick-off to the 2009 brevet season, our 100k spring populaire. The ride starts near the University of Washington in Seattle, and ends a few blocks away at the Big Time Brewery. The course makes liberal use of bike routes and paths in a sometimes pretty, sometimes gritty, tour of our namesake city, putting the “S” in SIR. The route takes in some of the best views the city has to offer, so don’t forget your camera. Channel your inner, urbane self and join your friends new and old for a day of cycling pleasure and camaraderie.|
|Date:||March 15, 2009|
|Time:||8am Registration Opens|
9am Ride Starts
|Start Location:||University of Washington W-2 parking lot|
|Address:||corner of 41st St. and 11th Ave. NE, Seattle|
|Directions:|| From SR-520: take the Montlake Blvd exit and after crossing the drawbridge, then turn left on Pacific Ave. Go about 1/2 mile and turn right on Brooklyn Ave, then left on 41st St. The W-2 parking lot is two blocks ahead on the right.|
From I-5: take the 45th St exit eastbound. Turn right on Roosevelt Way, then turn left at the next stop light on 42nd St. Turn right on 12th Ave, then right again on 41st St. The W-2 parking lot is on the right.
From the Burke-Gilman Trail: take the trail toward UW. Exit the trail north on Brooklyn Ave (west of 15th and University Ave). Go three blocks and turn left on 41st St. The W-2 parking lot is two blocks ahead on the right.
|Cue Sheet:|| Big Time Urban Populaire -final cue sheet has been posted as of Friday evening.|
if you register "on line" you will not need to complete the registration paperwork at the ride start. On line registering allows for quick posting of ride results -- snail mail paper registration slows down the end of ride results.