Change in start locations for May 12 (300K) and May 26 (400K) Brevets

Last year, we started and finished the Frederick 300K and 400K from the Hampton Inn near Ft. Detrick. However, we were recently informed by the manager at the Hampton Inn that we could not use their common area or parking lot for that purpose this year. So we are moving the start and finish of the 300K on May 12 and the 400K on May 26 to the Frederick IHOP . I know this will be an inconvenience to those who have already made reservations at the Hampton Inn, but we didn’t have much choice, and the IHOP could actually be better in many respects. You can certainly get a hearty breakfast before the ride!

There are several hotels in the vicinity of the IHOP. For the 300K, I was able to arrange for a block of 10 rooms on May 11 and 12 at the Courtyard Marriott at a discounted rate of $119/night. To take advantage of the discounted price, make reservations directly with Marriott at (800)321-2211 or (301)631-9030 on or before Friday, April 27 and identify yourself as part of DC Randonneurs staying at the Courtyard Frederick. No block of rooms was available for the 400K, but they have some rooms left at the normal price schedule. Note that since we will not be starting at a hotel, we will not have early registration on Friday evening for either ride. Registration and bike inspection will start an hour before the rides outside the IHOP.

Sorry for the late change. Frederick is getting to be a difficult place to start brevets and we may need to shift elsewhere next year. But for now, we will make the best of what’s available and enjoy the IHOP.

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