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TC1200k Starts
Oct 8th 2015
am Thursday

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Taste of Carolina 1200k

Sanctioned by the Randonneurs Mondiaux (RM) RM info link

2015 TC1200

No Jersey With Jersey

Pre-Christmas Special
Full Payment Before
Dec 24, 2014

300
US dollars

325
US dollars

Click here to go to 2015 pre-reg form


2015 ==>> Oct 8th 2015
Thursday – start time TBD am

Columbus Day weekend

Info will be posted as it develops for the 2015 TC 1200

There will be a bit of climbing for 2015 with about TBD ft total climbing.
Will post details later when route is closer to being finalized.

Maybe a new route and area for riders to explore in 2015!

Since 2015 is a PBP year, Pre-reg will open early so we need to know early if you plan to ride to better plan sleep accommodations along the route.


General TC1200 info

Taste of Carolina 1200 routes have been designed so that participants will get to see a variety of terrain and scenery while riding in North Carolina and maybe some surrounding states

There will be considerable changes to the route for 2015 but may be similar to 2011 and 2012.

The Taste of Carolina 1200 is just before Columbus Day 2015 and it will be at least a good event.
Packet pickup will be Wednesday afternoon/early-evening

The start will be Thursday morning. We're still working on the details and fine tuning route. The start will be near the central part of NC

There most likely will be a section into the mountains of NC, then to Coastal plains of NC or SC

For 2015 we plan to have some rooms for riders at the planned many overnight controls.
The 2015 Jersey is not included unless you send in an extra $50 with your payment

We'll have you more info later!
Thanks for your interest in the 2015 TC 1200k


Prelim map • 2015 TC 1200

A map will be posted below for the preliminary map for the 2015 TC 1200 route. The route may change slightly to accommodate construction, poor road conditions, etc. and will be updated in the RWGps link as it is changed.

Taste means several things, so for 2015 you'll have an opportunity to taste the foothills and mountains of NC as well as the coastal plains of NC and maybe SC on your ride

Climbing on the 2015 route may be in the first third, mostly

2015 TC 1200 Prelim map will be posted below


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Application

To pre-register for the TC1200, please use our online application info form. Fill in all blanks and submit the form which will temporarily hold your spot. Your TC1200 spot will be held if your application is approved and when we receive payment in full for the event. An email will be sent to applicants updating them on their slot status. You will be required to sign the waivers on Wednesday October 7th 2015 at packet pickup.

Pre - Registration is open

Pre-registration will close Sep 28 2015

Rider slots will be filled based on payment in full date. Lists of your TC1200 spot status will be posted on the website and riders will be listed according to their payment status (no amounts will be listed, just partial or full payment may be indicated). Mail in applications will be available upon request only. In the event more applications are received than available ride spots, the spots will be filled according to payment in full date.
Payment in FULL must be received to get a ride spot.

In the event that you meet the application requirements and a ride spot is not available, you will be notified that you have been placed on a waiting list.

Bicycle for Life and Taste of Carolina reserves the right to refuse any application, entry or participation of any person in any of our events without explanation for refusal!

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Click here to go to pre-reg form

TC1200k Rider List

1200k Riders - Paid

  1. Gary Dean – Silver Spring MD – DC Randonneurs
  2. Dan Diehn – Black River Falls WI – Twin Cities Bicycling Club
  3. Susan Geisert – Columbia MO
  4. Robert Lammerts – Schuddebeurs Netherlands – ERN
  5. Mark Olsen

1200k Riders - Pre-reg'd only

Full Payment must be received in full prior to the start

  1. Paul Donaldson – Richmond VA – ROMA
  2. Earl Janssen – Severna Park MD – Severna Park Peloton
  3. Spencer Klaassen – Sant Joseph MO – KC Ultra-Cycling
  4. Robert Rich – Loveland OH
  5. Bill Russell – Vineyard Haven MA
  6. Ben Schipper – Huizen N Holland Netherlands
  7. George Winkert – Highland MD – DC Randonneurs

TC1200k interested List

We will be posting a list of those that are interested in riding the TC1200k
so you will know that your interest has been noted!
Thanks for letting us know!

Once a rider has officially registered, or has indicated that they will not be able to ride, their name will be removed from the below list

Riders interested in 1200k

  1. Andy Goodell
  2. Peter Springer
  3. Roger Peskett

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Drop Bags

For riders that are doing the TC1200
Up to 3 or 4 small individual drop bags may be used and can be taken to the main intermediate controls along the route for you, more details later.

The drop bags are planned to be taken to the official overnight Main hotel/controls only for you. The bags will be picked up at or before the control closing time / near the time when the last rider leaves the control and we will bring the bags to the finish control near the end of the 1200k time limit.

Please do not put anything in your drop bag that you cannot do without for a few days just in case we miss you or don't get them to you at the finish for some reason.

Important !!! Note:
If you do not wait at the finish for your drop bags, they can be shipped to you at your expense, BFL will not pay for shipping of items to you.

We will not be responsible for your drop bags or items in your drop bags.


Drop bags can taken to the Main Controls

Remember -

  • MAX 3 bags - 1 bag per chosen MC's

    No Wheels, bike frames, large items, etc.
    No laptops, iPads, or similar electronics/computers
    No fluid in bottles such as water, gatorade, pre-mixed drinks, sodas, etc.
    Only small bags : RUSA style, small-med duffle, small back packs
    No paper or thin plastic bags
    All bags must be well labeled/tagged with riders name on outside
    (we will have some labels for riders to apply)

    Please

    also have name & contact info inside each bag
    The bags most likely will not be shuttled forward,
    so once a control is closed most drop bags will most likely be taken to the finish.

With the new route - map below - these should be the main controls

- MC1 - NC –

SLEEP Stop 1

- MC

SLEEP Stop 2

- MC

SLEEP Stop 3

- MC

Finish

- MC

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Control Card samples

Images will be posted later


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Accommodations:

Since there are many styles and riding habits of riders that will be participating in the event, if you need to sleep some other place than a main control where TC1200 has rooms reserved for a rider. Riders must decide where the plan to sleep so we can plan for that.

For the 2015 TC1200
riders will need to reserve and pay for their own rooms

  1. at the start / finish
  2. if you need to sleep some other place than a main control where TC1200 has rooms reserved for a rider. Rider must decide where the plan to sleep so we can plan for that.

There are a few towns that have reasonable accommodation available for many different tastes or habits of the riders.

We are working with Hotels at the start/finish and hopefully will set aside a block of rooms which will allow riders to reserve/book a place to stay as needed at a good reduced rate.

So please make your Wednesday and finish nights reservations soon.
TC1200 will have a staff room at start/finish and a storage room for the weekend at the start/finish hotel. We will also be using the staff room on Wednesday night for packet pickup if it is raining or you are late arriving.

For Wednesday we will have food arrangements planned, etc. either in the parking lot or a nearby restaurant.


Parking

Starts will be from a parking lot across close to host hotel

Please do not park at the host hotel unless you have a room there all weekend


Hotels

We have tried to get the best rates that we can for the start/finish hotel
Please call Quality Inn directly to get rates listed below.
Make sure you mention Tony Goodnight Taste of Carolina Bicycle Ride

You may also want to work with
Meillyn's Travel to get other travel and hotels arranged

704-798-3152


Wednesday Oct 7 – SaturdayOct 10 – Sunday Oct 11

Thursday Oct 8

Friday Oct 9

Saturday Oct 10


Meals

Wednesday Meal for riders

There will be a cookout or arrangements for a rider meal on Wednesday 16:00 with food, snacks and drinks early Wednesday afternoon / evening. Everyone has really liked that for 2010 1000k & for 2011 & 2012 & 2014 TC1200


Some food or snacks and liquid will be available at the TC1200 staffed main controls

We will have a variety of food and drinks in the main control rooms we'll use

Riders need to buy, get or carry their own food along the route. There are many stores at reasonable intervals along much of the routes and many will be open when most riders are traveling on route.

If you plan to ride straight through quickly and not stop for much sleep on the TC1200, there may be some long sections at night where there are not any stores open, so please plan accordingly.

Meals along the route are the responsibility of each rider. Many controls are stores and stores may be available between controls, many of which that will be indicated on the cue sheets when posted.

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Cost

The TC1200 ride fee amount will be dependent on when you pay in full for your spot in the event!
Please plan ahead!
Cost is subject to change if the economy has a drastic swing in the cost of holding/hosting the event.

Please pay in US dollars only!

Full Payment Before TC1200
No Jersey With Jersey

Pre-Christmas Special
Full Payment Before
Dec 24, 2014

300

325

Full Payment Before May 1 350 400
with Jersey
Full Payment Before Jun 1 375 425
with Jersey
Full Payment Before July 1 400 450
with jersey -
may be late getting to you
Full Payment Before Aug 1 425 475
with jersey -
may be late getting to you
Full Payment Before Sep 15 450 500
with jersey -
may be late getting to you
Payments should be made payable to
Bicycle for Life
If you are mailing payment please send it to

Bicycle for Life
Tony Goodnight
1935 Barringer Rd
Salisbury NC 28147

Please pay in US dollars only!

Credit Cards are only accepted online through PayPal
Please add a note along with your payment indicating what it is for!

Pay now with your PayPal account

Click below to make a payment now!

Payment may be made using PayPal, a good check, money order or in person with cash given to High Point RBA
Payment time will be determined as follows:
PayPal = date:time paid
Check or Money Order = date:time post marked if mailed or date:time given to RBA
Cash = date:time given to RBA

Cancellation & Refunds- You may cancel by notifying us by email

Your refund will strictly be based on the following
for confirmed riders
(subject to change):

* Before May 1: full refund minus $20 & any transaction's fees
* Before June 1: full refund minus $50
* Before July 1: full refund minus $100 and minus cost of jerseys ordered
* Before July 15: 50% refund and minus cost of jerseys ordered.

* NO REFUNDS after July 15 2015
* Thereafter: no refund

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Qualifications

Qualifications

You may apply before qualifying. If you have not yet qualified, note this on your application,
and give us the details when you do complete qualifying.
If you have not qualified by Sep 15th, your spot for the event may be lost
and may only be refunded according to our Cancellation & Refund statements.

All entrants to the TC1200 should meet the following the following qualifications:

  • * Successful completion of a 200, 300, 400, and 600 kilometer brevet series
    in either calendar year 2014 or 2015 prior to the start of the TC1200
    or completed a 1200k within the previous 2 years or a 1000k within the last year.
    Qualifying events may be a mix of ACP brevets or RUSA brevets.
    Longer brevets may be substituted for shorter events if necessary.
    In limited circumstances, the rider may apply to the RBA for other substitutions.
  • * All riders must agree to and sign Bicycle for Life & RUSA liability waivers prior to the start of the ride.
  • * All riders should be members of Bicycle for Life if you want extra insurance while participating in the events we organize
  • * All riders must pass a bike inspection the evening before the ride.
    See the schedule page for the time and location of this inspection.
  • * All riders should be physically and mentally fit enough to complete the event entered
    and have no current health issues that would prevent finishing
    or that may harm the rider by participating in the event.

To look up your past results for RUSA use this link and enter your RUSA number.

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Jersey

The 2015 design will be a similar color scheme, but with slight changes in design elements,

The TC1200 Jersey will not be included for 2015 TC1200 event unless you pay the extra $50 when you send in your payment.

If you get a jersey, it should be in your packet provided your payment is received soon enough to get it printed. Otherwise it will be shipped to the TC1200 participants after it is printed.

Additional jerseys may be ordered, if order is placed early enough. All jerseys ordered after July 1 may be delayed considerably! Orders for the jersey may be placed before and after event. A link for sizing will be posted and size will be confirmed prior placing the jersey order.

We may have matching items such as shorts, vest, arm warmers, etc. More info later.

The basic price of an extra short sleeve jersey will be $60 plus shipping(as needed). A full price list for all items, including options may be posted later.

Orders may not be available after the event is done and we have gone home!

The approximate design for the 2015 jersey will be posted when finished


Below was the design for the 2014 jersey


Below was design for the 2013 jersey

Below was the 2012 design

Below was the 2011 design

Size chart

These are general fit guidelines to help you determine your sizing.

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Routes to be posted when complete

2014 TC1200k cue sheets

You will get a paper copy of cue sheets at packet pickup, but you may want to look these over prior to the ride

1200 cue.pdf

1200 cue.xls

TC1200 GPS links

  • 1200k GPS full route active map ~ mile 0 to 749

GPS section of the route for smaller files and faster calculation


2015 - TC1200 General map

TBD


More info will be posted, if you are interested in riding the TC1200k please use our Contact form or and you will be put on our contact list and will be in the first group to be allowed to register.


Rider limit

It is very important if you are interested in participating in the TC1200 that you take time to to send a dedicated email to BFL, with the the subject "TC1200k info" or similar, stating that you want more info about the TC1200k in the body of your email. You may also use the contact form online with the info request in the comment section.

To be fair, since the event may fill-up, those who send in a request for info will be in the first group (based on the email/contact date) to be notified with more details. They also will be in the first group who will be allowed to pre-reg or register for the TC1200k once registration opens up. Those in that first group will have 7 to 10 days from the date registration notification is sent out to claim a spot, then registration will be open to the next group and then it will be open to all others

The event may fill-up,
so let us know if you are interested in riding!!!!!!

If the rider limit is reached, there will be a waiting list, so let us know.

TC1200 volunteers may be able to pre-ride the course as a group on one of the 2 weekends just prior to the official start of the TC1200k, Pre-ride dates for possible credit with some assistance will be only Sep 24-27
During the pre-ride the controls will not be staffed by BFL, so you'll need to plan accordingly if you attempt a pre-ride for credit!
All who pre-ride must help/volunteer some during the actual TC1200k event.

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2014 TC1200 Results

RBA Tony Goodnight
Organizing Club Bicycle For Life Club / 933057
Region NC: High Point
Date of Event 2014/10/09
Event Type RM
Event Distance 1200
Starters 29
Finishers 22
DNFs 7
RUSA #
Last Name First Name
Time
Gender
Nationality
4247
ALFORD William A
84:33
M
United States
6151
ANDERSEN Carl
83:32
M
United States
6628
BERGERON Robert D
84:15
M
United States
5843
BINGHAM Bob
89:27
M
United States
6527
BOLTZ H Edward
71:12
M
United States
4479
BUTT Clyde
87:19
M
United States
 
COX Andy
84:15
M
United Kingdom
1287
CREEL Phil
87:36
M
United States
 
CUILLERIER Alain
84:58
M
Canada
5899
FITZPATRICK Kevin
88:45
M
United States
3459
FLORIAN Mary J
86:41
F
United States
6176
HANDS Ian Page
86:41
M
United States
8413
LOCKWOOD Robert J
87:22
M
United States
7753
MUELLER Rich
84:15
M
United States
2813
OLSEN William
84:15
M
United States
 
PERMAN Frederic
79:35
M
Canada
5464
PIERCE Jason
81:50
M
United States
5901
SCHWARTZ Barry
83:32
M
United States
4296
SHAFFER Gary
88:45
M
United States
539
SOKOLSKY Larry
83:32
M
United States
6552
TODD Joseph H
87:39
M
United States
9391
WILSON Adam
86:41
M
United States

2014 HT1000k Finishers

  1. Brian Burke – Cumming GA – Audax Atlanta
  2. Jenny Hatfield – Oakland CA – San Francisco Randonneurs
  3. Patrick Herlihy – Redwood City CA – San Francisco Randonneurs

2014 Route


2013 TC1200 Results

RBA Tony Goodnight
Organizing Club Bicycle For Life Club / 933057
Region NC: High Point
Date of Event 2013/10/10
Event Type RM
Event Distance 1200
Starters 52
Finishers 47
DNFs 5

RUSA # Last Name First Name
Time
Gender Nationality
4500
AKBARIAN Hamid
67:15
M
United States
7199
ANDERSON Jacob
83:15
M
United States
342
ASHBY Melanie H
78:59
F
United States
7932
AVOLIS Joe C
83:24
M
United States
6628
BERGERON Robert D
83:33
M
United States
2806
BLACKER D Rick
83:10
M
United States
6527
BOLTZ H Edward
66:45
M
United States
4783
BOUHUYZEN Henk
67:15
M
Canada
4653
BRUCE Bob
83:10
M
United States
3358
COURTNEY Greg
83:10
M
United States
3501
CREAMER Tim
81:49
M
United States
1287
CREEL Phil
83:20
M
United States
390
DRISCOLL Dan
83:10
M
United States
7794
DROEGE Thomas Lee
83:10
M
United States
25
DUSEL Peter W
85:11
M
United States
8770
EHLMAN II Thomas
82:55
M
United States
4702
FISCHER William
67:15
M
United States
2434
FLANIGAN John W
67:15
M
United States
3459
FLORIAN Mary J
84:00
F
United States
3458
FLORIAN Thomas F
84:00
M
United States
7196
FOSTER Janet
85:11
F
United States
114
GRAHAM Larry D
81:49
M
United States
6176
HANDS Ian Page
84:00
M
United States
7069
HELLER Luke
83:10
M
United States
3638
HENNIGHAUSEN Lothar
84:33
M
United States
692
LAWRENCE Joel
84:00
M
United States
6016
LUCAS Tim
84:33
M
United States
6190
MIWA Makoto
85:30
M
Japan
5004
MUONEKE Vincent
83:10
M
United States
5471
NAKAMURA Tammie
84:33
F
United States
2860
OLSEN Mark W
81:25
M
United States
2813
OLSEN William
81:25
M
United States
5697
OLMSTEAD O. John
84:33
M
United States
 
OVERDUIN Liz
79:25
F
Canada
5849
PATZ Larry
79:04
M
United States
5189
PECK Tom
85:11
M
United States
7827
PELTIER John
89:43
M
United States
3525
PHELPS Jerry L
84:00
M
United States
2427
PHELPS Wayne
78:59
M
United States
268
ROYSE Stephen
82:38
M
United States
1211
SCHMIT Michael
83:10
M
United States
2583
SHAPIRO Paul G
85:11
M
United States
8884
SHREVE Stanley P
82:55
M
United States
1842
SMITH Vernon M
67:15
M
United States
3721
SUTTON Stuart Keith
85:18
M
United States
64
THOMAS Mark
83:10
M
United States
6167
TORRES Bob
82:28
M
United States

2013 Route


2012 TC1200 Results

RBA Tony Goodnight
Organizing Club Bicycle For Life Club / 933057
Region NC: High Point
Date of Event 2012/08/29
Event Type RM
Event Distance 1200
Starters 50
Finishers 41
DNFs 9

RUSA # Last Name First Name Time Gender Nationality
4207 ADAMS Chip 72:32 M United States
4424 ANDERSON Michael 85:30 M United States
6628 BERGERON Robert D 85:57 M United States
6527 BOLTZ H Edward 74:30 M United States
6365 CHIN-HONG Patrick 85:20 M United States
7449 D'AIUTO Ruth Ann 73:40 F United States
153 ELLIS John Lee 78:15 M United States
3459 FLORIAN Mary J 86:44 F United States
1471 FOLEY Paul A 78:59 M United States
7063 GALLO Agnes L 83:18 F United States
6245 GREENE Nigel 88:20 M United States
6176 HANDS Ian Page 75:50 M United States
3985 HISCOX George M 67:44 M United States
5393 KELLER Eric 84:40 M United States
692 LAWRENCE Joel 74:30 M United States
7406 MCGUIRE Brian R 72:32 M United States
693 MIDURA Lawrence A 75:12 M United States
4649 MORRIS John 86:44 M United States
621 MORTON Byron E 85:57 M United States
4245 NEEL Maile 84:40 F United States
6182 NELSON Bryan K 72:32 M United States
2860 OLSEN Mark W 86:10 M United States
2813 OLSEN William 86:10 M United States
8001 PARKER Maria 69:34 F United States
5232 PARSELLS Anthony J S 67:44 M United States
3525 PHELPS Jerry 75:50 M United States
2375 PRESTON John 83:18 M United States
5746 RIERSON Bryan 85:20 M United States
6731 RUPP Richard J 74:35 M United States
2365 SCHROEDER Henrik A. 83:18 M United States
3108 SHENK Catherine 70:44 F United States
5867 SHERRICK Keith 73:43 M United States
5350 SIMONS Geof 75:50 M United States
6624 SMITH Paul K 83:18 M United States
1847 STURGILL Michael R 72:32 M United States
64 THOMAS Mark 80:31 M United States
4226 THOMPSON W David 70:44 M United States
5642 TRINIDAD Thomas 75:12 M United States
4495 TYER Vickie 84:40 F United States
6371 VARGAS Luis 83:18 M United States
108 VLASVELD Paul 84:50 M United States

2012 Route


2012 TC1000 Results

RBA Tony Goodnight
Organizing Club Bicycle For Life Club / 933057
Region NC: High Point
Date of Event 2012/08/29
Event Type ACPB
Event Distance 1000
Starters 2
Finishers 2
DNFs 0
RUSA # Last Name First Name Time
3446 BECK William 65:55
5572 HENDERSON Michael 63:54


2011 TC1200 Results

Region Club Type Distance Date Finishers DNF
NC: High Point Bicycle For Life Club 933057 RM 1200 2011/09/03 16 5

2011 Taste of Carolina 1200k - Finishers

Cert# Name Club / ACP Code Time
US-4719 BOUHUYZEN, Henk Randonneurs Ontario - Toronto / 011801 75:48
US-4720 BRANDT, Curt Randonneurs USA / 909095 85:45
US-4721 DONOHUE, Joan Carolina Cyclers / 940041 85:50
US-4722 FLORIAN, Mary J Freewheelers of Spartanburg / 940046 85:45
US-4723 FRITZINGER, Micah Louisville Bicycle Club / 917002 83:30
US-4724 JAGEL, Donald Pennsylvania Randonneurs / 938017 69:30
US-4725 LASHLEY, Lynn Randonneurs USA / 933095 69:30
US-4726 LAWRENCE, Joel Randonneurs USA / 933095 85:45
US-4727 LUCAS, Tim Randonneurs USA / 933095 85:45
US-4728 NIXON, David W Audax Atlanta / 910004 69:30
US-4729 OLSEN, Mark W Twin Cities Bicycling Club / 923013 85:50
US-4730 OLSEN, William Western Jersey Wheelmen / 930025 85:50
US-4731 RIERSON, Bryan North Carolina Bicycle Club / 933045 83:10
US-4732 SATHER, Charles Randonneurs USA / 946095 85:50
US-4733 SIMONS, Geof Randonneurs USA / 933095 83:30
US-4734 WELSH, Rob Twin Cities Bicycling Club / 923013 79:07

2011 Route