Cue Sheet and GPS Files for October 28th Civil War Tour 205km Rusa Brevet

The cue sheets for the DCR Civil War Tour RUSA 205km brevet are posted at 2017_dcr_civil_war_tour_200km_cue.zip. (The “2up” version is for the map case of a handlebar bag and is most easily printed from the PDF.) The brevet starts at the Frederick WaWa’s (please park far from stores).

Lights and reflective gear are recommended–this is a tough ride and riders may finish later than expected; requirements are here.

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 settings similar to those 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)

Climbing cues are generally 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.

Generally, the routes go from control to control but do not break at info controls. The primary reason to do this is that it avoids the GPS getting confused on out-and-back segments.

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_civil_war_tour_200km-gps.zip.  RWGPS is here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26399349

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