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  • DCRand Dart10-30-2021 09:0020 Registered

    10-30-2021
    09:00
    EST
    10-30-2021
    17:00
    09-27-2021 17:59
    10-28-2021 12:00
    120
    RUSA Dart
    Mixed
    8:00
    Sunrise at 7:32:46 AM Sunset at 6:11:44 PM

    William BECK
    Email William

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    The Pike Rest & Lounge
    985 Baltimore Pike
    Gettysburg, PA 17325

    $7.00

    Social Gathering Before/After



    The Dart is a team event in which each team rides different routes toward a common finish location, like arrows toward a target. Like the longer fleche, the event includes team fun and camaraderie on a unique route chosen by the team. But the shorter Dart can be completed without sleep deprivation, and in daylight! The Dart populaire that we will offer must be a minimum of 120 km and take place over an 8 hour time period and can be used toward the P-12 award. Teams should start at 9:00AM and finish by 5:00PM. 

    The target for the Dart is the Pike Restaurant and Tap House in Gettysburg, PA, where the teams will join together for a post-ride dinner and exchange of stories. Sunrise will be at 7:36AM and sunset at 6:09PM, so teams can ride entirely in daylight. For any riders that plan to stay in Gettysburg on Saturday night and ride back to the DC area on Sunday, the Comfort Suites Near Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor Center is right next to the Pike Restaurant, and many other hotels are located within a short distance. However, Gettysburg is busy in October, so you should make reservations as soon as possible.

     The Dart populaire has rules that are somewhat different, and perhaps even more arcane, than those for a standard brevet. Rules for the Dart populaire are here. Some of them are summarized as follows:

    • Each team must consist of three to five bicycles. (Note that a tandem counts as a single bicycle, so teams will sometimes contain more than five riders.)

    • The traditional Dart route starts at some distant location and then heads for the target, but a loop route is also allowed, as long as the start location is far enough from the finish to be considered as a different postal zone.

    • As in a standard brevet, the routes must contain control locations chosen so that the shortest bicycle-legal route through the controls is equal to at least the minimum distance. However, the Dart has an additional requirement that one of the controls must occur exactly 2 hours before the scheduled finish and be at least 25 km from the finish. That control would be 6 hours after the start of the Dart populaire.

    Each team must have a captain who is responsible for designing the route and submitting it for approval. Captains should carefully read the rules first. The schedule will be:

    October 2: Applications from captains due to the organizer (Bill Beck) including 1) 2021 Dart team captain regform, 2) 2021 Dart route application. The route information can be submitted electronically to william.a.beck@gmail.com in PDF, MS Word, or MS Excel format. Route files from RWGPS will also be appreciated, but not required.

    October 16: Final rosters with 2021 Tracking Form due to organizer. Deadline for final route approval.

    October 16: Control cards submitted to organizer for approval. (Organizer can help generate these, if desired.) We may omit this step, EPP is acceptable for the Dart.

    October 30: Dart

    Team captains are responsible for making sure that their team members have registered.

    Please contact Bill Beck (william.a.beck@gmail.com) with any questions. We also have many experienced fleche captains in the club who would be excellent sources of advice. If you are thinking of forming a team or looking for a team to join, the dcrand listserve is one good way to connect with other riders.

  • Flatbread 20011-06-2021 07:0015 Registered

    11-06-2021
    07:00
    EST
    11-06-2021
    20:20
    03-03-2021 06:00
    11-05-2021 12:00
    205
    RUSA 200
    Flat
    13:20
    Sunrise at 7:40:24 AM Sunset at 6:04:07 PM

    Gardner DUVALL
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    Michael BINNIX

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    Good Guys Pizza
    219 East Water Street
    Centreville, MD

    $7.00

    Flatbread is a DCRand November classic.  Our flattest and fastest route, Flatbread makes for a festive day in the saddle.

  • Iron Brigade 20012-04-2021 07:004 Registered

    12-04-2021
    07:00
    EST
    12-04-2021
    20:20
    03-03-2021 09:15
    12-03-2021 12:00
    202
    RUSA 200
    Hilly
    13:20
    Sunrise at 7:09:55 AM Sunset at 4:48:03 PM

    William BECK
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    McDonalds Woodbine
    702 Lisbon Center Dr
    Woodbine, MD 21797

    $7.00

    Iron Brigade is a new 200k by Bill Beck, from the DCRand traditional December Woodbine, MD start/finish.  The route heads first to historic Ellicott City, but not so far that flooding is a risk!  Then we head across lovely western Howard County and up to Emittsburg.  Then we'll go down to Thurmont, and back to Woodbine on a unique path that skips the Waterville climbs.

  • Mason Dixon 120006-09-2022 05:00None Registered

    06-09-2022
    05:00
    EST
    06-12-2022
    23:00
    12-01-2021 00:00
    03-01-2022 00:00
    1200
    RM 1200
    Hilly
    90:00
    Sunrise at 5:41:24 AM Sunset at 8:34:27 PM

    Gardner DUVALL
    Email Gardner

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    Comfort Suites
    80 Prosperity Ave SE
    Leesburg, Virginia 20175

    Registration is not open

    SAG Service Available
    Overnight Ride
    Social Gathering Before/After



    The Mason Dixon 1200k travels country roads through places where US Civil War factories hummed, crops grew, slaves reached freedom, and critical battles raged.  The route includes the Blue Ridge and South mountains, Shenandoah Valley, the iconic Antietam and Gettysburg battlefields, and Pennsylvania Dutch Country, all in the Mason Dixon region that functionally separated Union and Confederate territories.  Our website is full of information about the Civil War history of this land, prominently including social history like the Underground Railroad.

Sunrise and Sunset courtesy of Sunrise-Sunset.org