There are three controls that will be at hotels during Super Week. The information is being posted here in case anyone wants to reserve their own rooms:
600km Brevet: Boston Bar – Sept 1st and Sep 2nd
Green Canyon Motor Inn
(We have one room with 2 queen size beds and a kitchenette. Gary Baker and Alex are manning this control)
1000km Brevet: Kelowna – Sept 4th
Travelodge Abbott Villa
1627 Abbott St, Kelowna
(We have one room with 2 queen size beds. Barb is manning this control and will have the kids with her)
1000km Brevet: Leavenworth – Sept 4th and Sept 5th
185 US Hwy. 2
(We have two rooms, one with 1 queen size bed [both nights] and one with 2 queen size beds [Sept 5th only]. Darren Maclachlan is manning this control).
The Hot Gold 200km brevet explores some history of the Fraser River transportation over the past century.
The Agassiz-Rosedale Ferry was the only means of transportation across the Fraser River at Agassiz from 1901 to 1956 when it was replaced by the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge. In 1957, the ferry that was being used at that time, called the Agassiz, was refitted, renamed the T’lagunna and put into service as the first ferry at Albion. This ferry was subsequently replaced by a newer ferry called the Klatawa in 1978, and a second ferry, the Kulleet, was added in 1985. The ferry service at Albion was discontinued in 2009, replaced by the Golden Ears Bridge. We use both of these bridges to cross the Fraser River during this brevet.
Pre-Registration is now set up on RandoPony (Thanks Doug). You can either follow the RandoPony Link to the Super Week section of the pre-registration site or jump directly to the pre-registration page for a specific brevet using the links in the menu on the right.
For people not yet familiar with our Pre-Registration system, this is not an online payment site, so no payment is required at this time. Payments are still collected the old-fashioned way – cash or cheque – at the start of the brevet. The purpose of pre-registering is simply to let the organizer know approximately how many riders to expect – and avoid problems like running out of route sheets and control cards.
Although Super Week is being presented as a week-long event, we welcome participants who want to pick-and-choose which brevets they would prefer to ride. The fee is the same as for all BC Randonneur events, $15 per brevet. Membership in the BC Randonneurs Cycling Club is also required: the annual membership fee is $20 and you can take care of that at the start of the brevet, too.
The start and finish of all Super Week brevets will be at the Super 8 Motel at 1881 Sumas Way in Abbotsford. The finish control will be in a room which has an exterior entrance and is just off to the side of the front desk (Room number to be determined later).
The Super 8 Motel in Abbotsford has agreed to offer a discounted rate of $89 + taxes per night per room for participants in Super Week. These rooms are their standard rooms with 2 Queen beds, small fridge, microwave, and coffee station. This block of rooms will be held until August 12 so be sure to book your room early. Please identify yourself as being with “BC Randonneurs” when booking your room. You can contact the Super 8 Motel at 604-853-1141 or toll free 1-800-663-9842.
More information is available in this invitation from the motel and on the Super 8 Web Site.
Inspired by “Eau de Hell” Week on Vancouver Island, BC Randonneurs is hosting an event in August 2010 that we are calling “Super Week”. Like “Eau de Hell” Week, this event includes 200km, 300km, 400km, and 600km brevets… but since this will be held late in the season when participants fitness levels have improved, we are also including a 1000km brevet to finish the week.
There will be a special pin awarded for participation in Super Week. The criteria for receiving a Super Week pin is to successfully complete a minimum of 3 of the Super Week brevets with a distance totaling at least 1500km – so if, for example, you finish the 200km, 300km and 1000km brevets (both weekends) you will be awarded a Super Week pin.
There will also be special recognition for participants who successfully complete all 5 Super Week brevets… more information on this later.
In order to run this event smoothly, we are going to need a few volunteers. If you are riding any of the brevets, please encourage family members to show their support for you by volunteering. If you are not riding and wish to be involved, please check the list of Volunteer Assignments and then contact Alex Pope to reserve your spot on the volunteer list.