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RAAM Challenge Minnesota 200/400 miles
September 16 - September 17$160 - $435
Fall in Ohio – the weather is great, the leaves are turning color. The Columbus metro area boasts a whole lot of firsts – largest private R & D foundation (Battelle Memorial Institute), largest university campus (The Ohio State University), best place to raise a family (Business Week), top up-and-coming tech city (Forbes), best zoo and aquarium (USA Travel Guide) and a whole lot more. Best of all – the cycling is excellent.
The RAAM Ohio Cycling Challenge offers 2 distances – 200 and 400-miles. Both distances start/finish at Coffman Park in Dublin – immediately northwest of Columbus. Both routes feature the rivers and rolling hills of central and southeastern Ohio. Both leave the Park heading north to Delaware, continuing northeast across gently rolling farmland through Mt. Gilead, Lexington and Loudinville to Millersburg. Here the routes divide.
The 200-mile riders head south and west passing through Danville and Howard to Mt. Vernon. They continue through Mt. Liberty, Sunbury, Galena and Lewis Center to the finish.
The 400-mile riders continue east from Millersburg into Amish country, passing through Berlin and Sugarcreek before turning south. The route becomes increasingly hilly as racers make their way south across the Tuscarawas River, through Cambridge and across the Muskingum River to Athens. Riders then follow the RAAM route in reverse, heading west through Chillicothe to Greenfield. Here the racers head north through Washington Court House and London to the finish.
Experience great cycling in perfect fall weather. Register now – start making plans.
*Finalized cue sheets will be given out at check in.
NOTE: There are no additional fees added on when you register
* Randonneuring is racing without a support crew
Early Bird Pricing: Jan. 1 – June 19, 2016
Standard Pricing: June 20 – Sept. 4, 2016
Late Pricing: Sept. 5 – Sept. 11, 2016
* There is no day of registration
* No refunds of entry fees, events will occur rain or shine.
What is included in your entry fee:
All racers will receive detailed route information (printed cue sheets, GPS is available through the website), live results (time splits) and statistics through RaceResult.com, race signage for your support vehicle (race numbers and Caution Bicycles Ahead decal), in addition to an event T-shirt & other swag, a lunch ticket for each racer and 2 additional for crew (more may be purchased at the event). All official finishers will receive a custom medal and official jersey. All official 400-mile finishers will be RAAM Qualified.
What you will need to race:
Functional front and rear lights (+spare batteries), reflective tape appropriately placed on you bicycle(s) (see Endurance Racing Primer). Reflective clothing (vest and anklets, recommended), if you are racing without a support crew. Support vehicles must have amber flashing roof lights & reflective DOT triangle (we will have some available for rent on a first come, first serve basis), operable four-way flashers & turn signals, proper insurance.
*ALL RACERS and/or CREW must attend the race meeting on Friday evening.
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