8/3/19 - Copper 200K / 400K

UPDATE - 20190901:  Updated 200K / 400K cue sheets for 6AM start. 20190829 - We will have a ride-worker for 400K, water/snacks at Thompson Pass control on the inbound leg from Valdez and again halfway between there and the finish.  400K cue sheet updated.

DESCRIPTION: The colors are getting ready to change so we're off to Copper Center for a  late-season Copper Center / Valdez out-and-back 400K along the Copper River. The route includes 10 miles of the Old Edgerton Highway, unpaved hardpan which is very road bike friendly.  Riders will have an option to bypass the Old Edgerton Highway segment and instead ride around via paved Edgerton Highway, which adds about 4M to the route.  There are very limited hydration options along this route so riders should have water purification options at hand.  (I ride with a SteriPen, there are several groundwater sources available.)  The 200K option turns around at the old Tiekel River Lodge site.

These rides are 100% un-supported -- no drop bag service, just you and the road.  You got this!

Please note - after the start, you are on your own!

(We will sweep and account for all riders at the finish.)

DATE/TIME: 8/5/19 @ 6:00AM AST (Check-In 5:35AM - 5:50AM)

ENTRY FEE: $20 for non-members, Denali Randonneurs members ride for free.

REGISTRATION - ALL RIDERS: Sign up before midnight Wednesday, 7/31/19.

START/FINISH LOCATION: Old Town Copper Center Inn, Mile 101 Old Richardson Hwy (Loop Rd), Copper Center, AK

200K Elevation gain:  4070 feet (barometer)

RideWithGPS 200K

200K Cuesheet

400K Elevation gain:  9900 feet (barometer)

RideWithGPS 400K

400K Cuesheet

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