(We hope to have registration available fairly soon for our upcoming brevets — there is a fair amount of website re-coding that has to be done each year to implement registration. That work has to wait for the annual meeting for final decisions on prices, etc. Our website volunteers are scrambling …)
Meanwhile, here is the hotel information associated with our brevets:
The most important ride to make reservations for is the Warrenton 400km, Saturday May 18th, because the hotel is nearly full and we couldn’t set aside a block of rooms. The ride starts at the Hampton Inn, 540-349-4200. However there are quite a few hotels near there, most a little less expensive than the Hampton. In general, you can make hotel reservations and then cancel them with little notice, so even if you’re not sure you’re going to do the ride, there is little cost to making reservations …
There is no start hotel for the Tappahanock 200km, Feb 16th; Wilderness Campaign 200km, March 9th; or the Urbana 200km, March 23rd.
The two Suffolk to Skippers rides, 200km, April 13th; or 300km, May 11 do not start at hotels. However, there is a nearby Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront where we have set up a block of rooms. (Keith Sutton (ride organizer for those two brevets) says there are other nearby hotels that don’t get such great reviews.) Since riders may possibly want to stay both before and after the event, the block provides for both nights–make sure to be clear about what night(s) you are booking for. Rate is $105 plus taxes. Reservations for the event will be made by individual attendees directly with the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront reservations at 757-925-1300 or online at www.suffolk.gardeninn.com. The group code is DCRA for the April ride and DCRM for the May ride.
The start hotel for the Warrenton 300km, April 20th, is the same Hampton Inn as for the Warrenton 400km. We have a block of 15 rooms under reservation code “DCR”. You can reserve on their website or at 1-800-Hampton but if I were you, I would call the hotel directly at 540-349-4200, rather than talking with their call center in India. You must reserve before March 20th to get the group rate. The block is reserved for Fri and Sat nights, but you do not have to book both nights if all you want is Friday.
The start hotel for the Frederick 300km, May 4th, and Frederick 600km, June 1st, will be the Days Inn Frederick. We have set aside a block of 15 rooms before the 300km and 20 rooms before the 600km under the reservation code “DC Rand”–the rooms are $70 plus tax. Their phone number is 301-694-6600. For the 300km, the block is only for the Friday night, though availability is probably good for Saturday, too. For the 600km — which is a double-loop route so you come back to the start hotel for the “overnight” — the block is for Friday and Saturday nights. The Days Inn did not give me a drop-dead date, but I would still reserve early.
Let me know if you run into problems reserving rooms. I’ve never done these block reservations before. The quantity of rooms is assuming that riders will be staying two to a room, and then guessing how many will be riding and how many of those will want to get a room…
Any updates to this info will be posted to the website’s blog, so if we get blocks of rooms for the Suffolk to Skippers rides, the relevant info will be posted there.