Alaska Randonneurs prepare for the season

by • March 12, 2016 • trailmixComments (0)251

Kevin Turinsky Riders in the 2014 Palmer Spring Classic enjoy a stop in downtown Palmer. These social yet challenging rides begin taking place in April and continue through the fall.

Kevin Turinsky
Riders in the 2014 Palmer Spring Classic enjoy a stop in downtown Palmer. These social yet challenging rides begin taking place in April and continue through the fall.

About this time of year, folks are beginning to look toward cycling season – even though the late-spring snowstorms are still threatening to hit. Alaskans are ready for dry pavement, warmer temperatures and the ability to peel off a layer or two without worrying about freezing.

On March 23, the Alaska Randonneurs will host an information night to explain what the group is all about and what is on the schedule for the coming season – hint: It includes many, many kilometers of pedaling. Because that’s what the Randonneurs are –a group of long-distance, unsupported endurance cyclists who like to travel big miles at a comfortable pace. Interpret this as: No racing.

The season’s first ride is the Talkeetna 100K, set for April 23. The May schedule includes a 300K, 200K or 100K rides, and in June the distances reach 400K and 600K.

For more details, visit the Randonneur website at alaskarandonneurs.org or visit the club’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/AlaskaRandonneurs.

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