Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ride the Heatstroke 100—Sunday, August 23

From the GPBC site. Hot and humid in August? You bet! But Nebraska cyclists have endured the heat and pedaled in scorching sun time and time again. What better way to beat the heat than to ride in the Heatstroke 100 — if you dare! You can register starting at 7am the day of the event.

The 2009 Heatstroke 100 ride will be Sunday August 23rd. For the second straight year, the ride will start and end at the Strategic Air and Space Museum east of Ashland on Nebraska Highway 66 next to Mahoney State Park. From Interstate 80 take exit 426 and go 1/2 mile west on Highway 66.

The course consists of three loops: 24 miles, 35 miles, and 46 miles. You can combine these loops to get distances ranging from 24 to 105 miles. The routes explore the scenic Platte River valley between Louisville and Ashland and range as far west as Ceresco. The routes are on paved roads except for 1/4 mile of limestone trail approaching the Lied Platte River Bridge; this short trail is suitable for road bikes. Several SAG support stations and roving SAG vehicles will be provided.

Registration fees: $20 Individual or $40 Family if postmarked by August 1, $25/$50 thereafter. Ride day registration begins at 7:00 am. The ride starts at 7:30 am.

Here is the map.

Here is the registration form.

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