Cue Sheet and GPS Files for October 14 Frederick 600km ACP Brevet

The cue sheet for the Frederick 600km ACP Brevet, starting at the Frederick Days Inn at 4:00AM on October 14 is now posted at in various formats at 2017_dcr_pigeon_hills_600km_cue.zip

Parking:  Riders will need to park in the Days Inn truck parking gravel lot.  In the map that is linked to above, this is identified this with a big arrow and the letter “P”.  The entrance is off of Grove Rd just a little down from the Days Inn.  Look for a sign that says Days Inn Truck Parking.  Park at the back of the lot.

Registration will be in the breakfast area of the Days Inn starting at 3am.  This is near the green exclamation park on the map.  We’ll have limited breakfast items since most riders will eat at Waffle House.  We will have food at the overnight.

Lights and reflective gear are required for this ride so when you come to registration please be sure to bring your reflective gear and ensure that you have the required front and rear lights mounted on your bicycle.  In addition to bike inspection the morning of the event, there will also be a bike inspection available Friday night from 7pm to 9pm.

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. The GPS files are posted at 2017_dcr_pigeon_hills_600km-gps.zip  A comment about the GPS file: For major climbs (defined as more than 400′) the GPS file usually has viapoints that show upcoming climbing plus the top of the climb.  The climbing cues are in the form “C8.8m65to105″ which means “Climb for 8.8 miles with an elevation change of 650 feet to an altitude of 1050 feet.”  Some climbs have ups and downs–these are ignored.  A climb that’s 375 feet doesn’t get a climbing cue, even if it’s the steepest climb you’ve ever been on.  So … the Pigeon Hills don’t get climbing cues.

RidewithGPS links:

Full route:      https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2596252

 

Day 1:          https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26062052

 

Day 2:          https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26062100

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