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UIE 2000
Ultimate Island Explorer 2000 km

The Ultimate Island Explorer 2000 brevet was concieved of and organized by Ken Bonner. There are no plans to hold this event in the future, but for the historical record the web page remains on line. Note that the UIE 2000 can be ridden as a BC Randonneurs permanent brevet - no RM / ACP credit. It's Route #4.

 

This 2000 kilometre brevet on Vancouver Island in western Canada is sanctioned by BC Randonneurs, and recognized by les Randonneurs Mondiaux. The route is scenic but challenging. The ride should only be attempted by experienced randonneurs and ultra cyclists.

Qualification: There is no official qualification criteria, but your cycling experience will be scrutienized by the organizer. Registration will be allowed to riders with a reasonable expectation of finishing.

Time Limit: The outside time limit is 166:40 hrs/mins based on an average speed of 12 kms/hr. Unlike other longer ACP and RM brevets, the average time is uniform from start to finish.

Support: In 2008 there was limited official event support. In 2009 there was no event support. As in any brevet, riders can receive personal support at controls. Another option is to send suppies to your expected sleep controls before the start.

Sleep Stratagy: A 2000 km brevet is too long to attempt without a sleep stratagy, so consider a few options. The route is arranged so that a series of out-and-backs are possable returning riders for repeat rest stops. The route works nicely for a six day (five night) division of the route. There is also a logical seven day division, which cuts the last two days into three. More hard core cyclists may consider dividing the route into four 500 km days. More discussion on how you might partition the route HERE.

The Route


Vancouver Island in Photos: Not only is two-time UIE 2000 finisher Yutaka Moriwaki a talented cyclist, he is a gifted photographer. A selection of the many exceptional photos he snapped on Vancouver Island in 2009 can be found HERE. More of Yutaka's photos can be found in the 2009 photos link below, and in his own photo pages.


Past UIE 2000s:

2008
August 12-19

134:20
Yutaka Moriwaki

Kobe, Japan

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136:45
Keith Nichol

Vancouver, Canada

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DNF
Ken Bonner

Victoria, Canada

DNF at 450 km - illness

2008 Photos

2008 Rider Progess Reports

2008 Finisher's Medals
     


2009
June 6 -13

119:19
Ken Bonner

Victoria, Canada

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138:45
Yutaka Moriwaki

Kobe, Japan

-

143:57
Eric Fergusson

Vancouver, Canada

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143:57
Keith Nichol

Vancouver, Canada

-

2009 Photos

2009 Rider Progess Reports

2009 Finisher's Medals

Link to Ultra-Marathon Cycling Association's UIE2000 2009 info page.

 


Additional... a historical footnote...

Scheduling a 2000 km is rare, but not unique. There was an earlier 2000 km brevet in British Columbia - more information on the "Y2K 2K" HERE.

 

Top photo from the 2008 UIE - Photo by Yataka Moriwaki

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