Latke (Banock) 200 + Memorial Service

Hello,

The Latke 200 is on Saturday, August 29th, as you know (see the posts below).  If you have questions about this ride, please email me directly (cartski@mts.net).  If you plan on doing the ride, please let Brian know via email (see below).

 Many of you likely knew Chris McCubbins and his courageous struggle leukemia in recent months.   The Memorial Service will also be on Saturday August 29th at 2:00 PM at Thomson In The Park, 1291 McGillivray Blvd.

 I plan on starting the ride, but turning around after about 2 hours (about 4 hours total ride) to be back in the city by noon.  Others who plan on attending the service can join me for the ride back to Winnipeg.

 Jason.

Latke 200 – but without the latkes??

 

Just a reminder that the Latke 200 is on August 29th.

 

This is the final ride of the 2009 Randonneur series.  Many of you joined us last year and had a great time.   We hope to see you again, especially to talk about next year’s Brevet series, the penultimate series before the PBP qualifying series in 2011.

 

Now we need some help from you south eastern folk figuring out where to have lunch.  La Broquerie was a total loss in the spring, both for latkes and speedy service.  We were thinking about stopping in Steinbach, somewhere near the water tower as we ride through there – the area, that is, not the tower.  So please post or email me with suggestions / location directions.

 

If you plan to come to the ride, please zap Brain an email so he knows how many to expect.

 

Randonneurs are notoriously exact with their start times, so please arrive at the Shell station at least 20 minutes early.  The 7 a.m. start time is much better than the usual, if that’s any consolation.

 

Hope to see you there.  Rain or shine, the ride will be fine!

 

Cheers,

 

Jason Carter

 

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Latke 200km- August 29 (Saturday) 7:00AM from Shell Gas Bar- Pembina Hwy and Perimeter Loop route, time limit 13.5 hours.

 

Required Equipment- White front light/red rear light for all distances 300km and over. CSA, ANSI or Snell approved helmet.

 

Rides are NOT supported therefore be prepared to care for yourself. Vehicles will not be allowed to follow the riders. Outside support may be taken only at the designated control points.

 

All rides start on time- rain, snow or shine (prepare for the worst, hope for the best). Route cards and maps will be handed out up to 15 minutes prior to start time- please be early. Route cards must be signed at a business establishment the designated control towns. The rides are not races- if you arrive prior to the control open time, you must wait for the time before proceeding. If you arrive after the close time, your ride will not be certified.

 

Contact: Email leier@mts.net

Rand Ride – Sat May 30 – **Change***

Hello MIT,

I’ m not sure if everyone interested gets the emails about the Randonneur series or not.  But just in case some of you were planning on doing the 300Km ride this weekend, the route has been changed:

Brian emailed with this note:

Rando’s,

It looks like the south roads are available so we will be riding the south route http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=33369

The ride starts at 5:00AM from the Shell at Pembina and the Perimeter.”

So hopefully some of you will be able to join us, or if you’re out for your regular ride, watch out for us and come along.  The more the merrier.

Cheers,

Jason.

Rand Ride – May 9th *****CHANGE****

Hello MIT,

I’m not sure if any of you are planning on the 200/300km Randonneur ride tomorrow.   If so, please note this important change of START TIME and LOCATION.  Please contact Brian for more info (see prior post).   Stay warm!!  J.

“Due to the road closures in the south, we are moving the 200km/300km to the north route. We will be starting from the 7/11 at McIvor and Henderson- 6:00AM start time. Please let me know if you will be riding this Saturday (and your choice of distance) so I can get a rough count of how many cards we will need. Single ride cost is $10 or $25 for the season”

Latke 200 and 2009 Randonneur Series

Hello MIT!

I noticed a mention for info about dates for the Latke 200 in prior posts.  I think Brian sent out the list of rides dates to those who gave him contact info from last year’s Latke 200 – but just in case, I thought I’d post the full schedule.  MCA has changed their website and no longer has the full listing of local cycling events – at least not that his Luddite can find.

BIG CHANGE – this Saturday’s (April 25th) ride location has changed due to the flooding in the southern areas.   Here’s Brian’s note:

Due to the road closures in the south, we are moving the 200km to the north route. We will be starting from the 7/11 at McIvor and Henderson- 7:00AM start time. Please let me know if you will be riding this Saturday so I can get a rough count of how many cards we will need. Single ride cost is $10 or $25 for the season.

Brian’s contact info is below.

I’m not sure of the status of Cindy’s for latkes. I recall it being up for sale.  Last year we were very disappointed that they changed their menu a few days before the ride.  Names and locations of good local restaurants are always welcome.

Note the 600 below.  Usually the ride is entirely in the south west of the province.  But this year there’s a move afoot to cross hwy 75 and ride north through the south east for the last 150 or so.  That will avoid the dreaded, windy 100 to and from Carmen.  And it might make the ride more convenient for some of you.

Remember, there’s only 2 short seasons to prepare for the Paris-Brest-Paris 1200k ride in 2011.

Cheers,

Jason

Manitoba Randonneurs 2009 BREVET SERIES

 

Ride dates and start locations:

 

200km- April 25 (Saturday) 7:00AM from Shell Gas Bar- Pembina Hwy and Perimeter Loop route, time limit 13.5 hours.  [ SEE ABOVE NOTICE]

 

200km- May 2 (Saturday) 7:00AM from 7/11- Henderson Hwy and McIvor

Loop routes, time limit 13.5 hours.

200km and 300km- May 9 (Saturday) 5:00AM from Shell Gas Bar- Pembina and Perimeter. Loop routes, time limit 13.5 hours(200km) and 20 hours (300km).

300km- May 30 (Saturday) 5:00AM from 7/11- Henderson Hwy and McIvor, Loop route, time limit 20 hours.

400km- June 13 (Saturday) 4:00AM from Shell Gas Bar- Pembina and Perimeter. Loop route, time limit 27 hours.

600km- July 4 (Saturday) 6:00AM Start location TBA. Loop route, time limit 40 hours.

1000km-August 7 (Friday) 6:00AM Start location TBA. Loop route, time limit 75 hours.

Latke 200km- August 29 (Saturday) 7:00AM from Shell Gas Bar- Pembina Hwy and Perimeter Loop route, time limit 13.5 hours.

 

 

Required Equipment- White front light/red rear light for all distances 300km and over. CSA, ANSI or Snell approved helmet. Reflective vest for all distances 400km and over. Carr proper identification at all times. The 400km route travels to the U.S. ID will be required at the border.

 

Rides are NOT supported therefore be prepared to care for yourself. Vehicles will not be allowed to follow the riders. Outside support may be taken only at the designated control points.

 

All rides start on time- rain, snow or shine (prepare for the worst, hope for the best). Route cards and maps will be handed out up to 15 minutes prior to start time- please be early. Route cards must be signed at a business establishment the designated control towns. The rides are not races- if you arrive prior to the control open time, you must wait for the time before proceeding. If you arrive after the close time, your ride will not be certified.

 

The cards will be certified and returned to you at the end of the season. Super Randonneur medals will be awarded to all riders completing the series of 200km, 300km, 400km, and 600km rides in the same year.

 

Contact: Email leier@mts.net