Old Rag 200km Cue Sheets and GPS Files, April 1st, 7am

The Warrenton (Old Rag) 200km ACP brevet starts at the Warrenton Hampton Inn in Warrenton, VA at 7:00AM on April 1st.  Be sure to park at the extremities of the parking lot. Lights and reflective gear are note required but are always a good idea, e.g. in case of morning fog or rain.

The cue sheet(s) are posted here: 2017_dcr_old_rag_200km_cue.zip  As usual, the “2up” cue sheet is for handlebar bags and the PDF version prints best.  The cue sheets include a probably-unnecessary detour around the low-water bridge at mile 47.8.  You can just ignore it if it hasn’t been raining a lot.

The link to the GPS files is posted below. But please read this information before downloading them. Always get a copy of the final cue sheet. That final cue sheet contains the official route, so in case there is a conflict with the GPS file, you should resolve the conflict in favor of the cue sheet. Use the GPS as a handy-dandy adjunct. Keep your wits about you, as the GPS cannot notify you of road hazards — it is up to you to ride safely.We strongly recommend that you set your GPS to the settings below. We cannot guarantee that these will keep you on the official route, but if you have your GPS set some other way, it is entirely possible that it will take you off route, possibly onto unsafe roads. Go to the Setup->Routing page and set as follows:

Guidance Method: Follow Road
Follow Road Method: Shortest Distance
Next Turn Pop-Up: On
Follow Road Options:
Off Route Recalculation: Prompted
Calculation Method: Best Route
Calculate Routes for: Car/Motorcycle
Avoid: (set to none – the route itself should control this)

By the way … make sure that your GPS either has maps already downloaded, or select the relevant maps around the routes.

Climbing cues are provided in the GPS file for climbs of more than 400 feet.  To read them:  A cue like C7.8m59to151 means “From here, you’ll be climbing for 7.8 miles for an altitude change of 590 feet, ending up at an altitude of 1510 feet.

GPS files are posted at 2017_dcr_old_rag_200km-hiwater-gps.zip.  The RideWithGPS version is here.

Because there is a low-water bridge on the route, if there has been heavy rain, watch your cue sheet for a Detour and navigate the Detour route in the posted GPS file.

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