The Spring 400k features a fairly flat route, a mix of busy and less-traveled roads and the chance to see the breakers of the Pacific Ocean and the shores of Puget Sound.
| Route Description:|
From Bremerton the route heads southwest on Old Belfair Highway to Hwy 3 through Shelton. After Shelton you'll take Hwys 101, 108 and back roads to Elma and Montesano before heading south on Hwy 107 to avoid the busy road into Aberdeen. South of Cosmopolis the route heads northwest on Hwy 101 and then west on Hwy 105 all the way to the ocean (Westport). From Westport you'll head south along the coast on Hwy 105, around the north side of Willapa Bay, to Raymond. After having reached the south-western tip of the route, the return to Bremerton is via Hwy 101, the recently-traveled Hwy 107 and backroads of Elma and then to Potlatch State Park. Then back to Hwy 106 along the south edge of Hood Canal and back onto Old Belfair Highway and then Hwy 3 to Bremerton. The finish will be at the Fairfield Inn hotel in Bremerton near the ferry dock!
End of the ride: The finish will be at the Fairfield Inn in Bremerton (~3 blocks from the ferry terminal). This is to accommodate the vast majority of riders who will finish during the five-and-a-half hour gap between boats in the middle of the night. SIR will have four rooms available with a variety of flat and/or soft surfaces to lie on. Three rooms will have kitchens and we'll do our best to accommodate everyone comfortably. If you would like to leave a small bag with a toothbrush or other toiletries with the organizers, you are welcome to do so. "Small" means a bag you'd be comfortable carrying with you on your bicycle.
| Motel Info: ||239 Fourth Street, Bremerton, WA (360) 377-2111|
|Date:||May 15-16 , 2010|
|Time:||Registration will be available on the 6:00 ferry and at 6:30 in Bremerton.|
Ride Starts: 7:00 am
|Start Location:||Bremerton Ferry Dock|
|Directions:||Reach the Coleman Dock in downtown Seattle in time to catch the 6:00 a.m. ferry in order to make it to the start on time. Ferry schedule and information: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/schedules/current/index.cfm?route=sea-br. If you miss the 6am ferry the next boat won't get you to Bremerton until more than an hour after the official start (in other words, too late). |
Note: Free on street parking is available south of the ferry terminal on Alaska Way, or about a mile north of the ferry terminal on Elliott Ave., just north of Pier 70 (N bound lane, at the Airborne Express HQ building). Or, ride your bike to the ferry.
If you are driving to the start: Please park at the finish control and ride to the start. Someone will be at the Bremerton Ferry Terminal to register riders who are not coming over on the ferry.
|Entry Fee:||$25 SIR members, $35 non-members. Please make all entry and membership fees payable to SIR.|
Equipment needed: Remember riding gear for inclement weather, bike tools, spare tubes, and food/water for yourself. All riders should be familiar with the SIR Brevet Riders Expectations - see http://www.seattlerandonneur.org/member/SIR_rider_expectations.html
The last stretch into Bremerton on Highway 3 has a lot of debris on the shoulder. Make sure your tires are in good shape!
Bike toaster unoffical route at: http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=126180
|Registration:|| Preregister online |
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. PDf Entry Form
A bicycle helmet is required. Fenders and mud flaps encouraged.
All riders are reminded that any failure to conduct the ride in accordance with SIR Brevet Rider Expectations , RUSA rules, applicable laws, or any special instructions or equipment requirements for this ride may result in a time penalty or disqualification.
Please fill out the SIR Membership Form BEFORE the ride if you are joining SIR. Please also try to have correct change (or a check) for the entry fee, medal, SIR annual fee, and RUSA annual fee.