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CS1200k 2023


Carolina Spring 1200k

2023 Carolina Spring 1200K info will be posted soon
Sanctioned by the Randonneurs Mondiaux (RM)
RM info link

Click here to go to 2023 pre-reg form

Pre-registration is open

2023 ==>> Apr 13 2023

Info will be posted as it develops for the 2023 CS 1200

There will be some climbing for 2023, about TDB ft total climbing.
Please go to the prelim route which is not finalized for more details on climbing.

General CS1200 info

Carolina Spring 1200 route has been designed so that participants will get to see a variety of terrain and scenery while riding in North Carolina and some in Virginia

There have been considerable changes to the route for 2023 but sections may be similar to 2014.

The Carolina Spring 1200 is mid April 2023 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 and staring location. The start will be in Greensboro near the central part of NC close to the GSO Airport NC-68 and I-40

There will be 3 sections into the Foothills of NC or VA, then to Sandhills of NC

For 2023 riders will need their own rooms at the planned overnight central control near the start and if you need to sleep anywhere else

Currently there is NO 2023 Jersey planned and is not included unless there are enough request for one

Thanks for your interest in the 2023 CS 1200k


Prelim map • 2023 CS 1200

The map posted below is the preliminary map for the 2023 CS 1200 route.
The route may change slightly to accommodate construction which is seemingly constantly changing, poor road conditions, etc. so the route will be updated in the RWGps link as it is changed

For 2023 you'll have an opportunity to taste the foothills of NC and VA as well as the sandhill areas of NC on your ride

Climbing on the 2023 route will be mostly in the first third and last quarter of the route

2023 CS 1200 Prelim map is posted below

2023 Prelim Route

Please look at link for actual route

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To pre-register for the CS1200, please use our online application info form. Fill in all blanks and submit the form which will temporarily hold your spot. Your CS1200 spot will be held if your application is approved 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 Apr 12 2023 at packet pickup.

Pre - Registration is open

Pre-registration will close Apr 7 2023

Rider slots will be filled based on proof of hotel reservation date. Lists of your CS1200 spot status will be posted on the website and riders will be listed.
Mail in applications will be available upon request only.
Payment in FULL must be received at packet pickup 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 Carolina Spring reserves the right to refuse any application, entry or participation of any person in any of our events without explanation for refusal!


Click here to go to pre-reg form

CS1200k Riders list

CS1200k Riders - Pre-reg'd

Full Payment must be received in full prior to the start

CS1200k Riders - checks received


CS1200k interested - not registered - List

We will be posting a list of those that are interested in riding the CS1200k
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 CS1200k

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NO Drop Bags

With the new route - map below - these are planned to be the main controls *subject to change as needed*

- MC-Start/Finish - Greensboro NC
Start - Sleep Inn Airport
7 Sharps Airpark Court
Greensboro, NC, 27409
(336) 931-1272

- MC-Finish – Greensboro –

Finish-Gathering – TBD - riders that finish close to each other generally meet to enjoy a meal together somewhere local

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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 CS1200 has rooms reserved
for a rider. Riders must decide where they plan to sleep.

For the 2023 CS1200

riders will need to reserve and pay for their own rooms as noted below

  1. at the start / finish
  2. if you need to sleep some other place than a main sleep control
  3. if you are not willing to share a room with another registered rider at sleep controls

The Furniture Mart event is happening the same time as CS1200, so the hotels have almost doubled their rates, so we are looking for a host hotel with reasonable rates and the host hotel will be posted as soon as we can get some arrangement made.

There are a few towns that have reasonable accommodation available for the many different tastes or habits of 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 through Sat / finish nights reservations soon.
CS1200 will have a staff room at 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.


Start will be from the host hotel or a parking lot close to host hotel

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



Start - Sleep Inn Airport
7 Sharps Airpark Court
Greensboro, NC, 27409
(336) 931-1272


Wednesday Meal for riders

There will be a rider meal at Carolina Diner near hotel on Wednesday afternoon at about 16:00 / 17:00 with food, snacks and drinks until about 7pm Wednesday evening. Everyone has really liked the gathering for the TC1200K events

Meals along the route

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

  • Some food or snacks and liquid may be available at the CS1200 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 route 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 CS1200, there may be some long sections at night where there are not any stores open, so please plan accordingly
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The CS1200 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 Apr 12 300
No jersey

Payments should be made in US Currency
at registration April 12 2023

Please pay in US dollars only!

Cancellation & Refunds-

* There will be NO REFUNDS for 2023 CS1200 *

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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 Apr 15th, your spot for the event may be lost
and may only be refunded according to our Cancellation & Refund statements.

All entrants to the CS1200 should meet the following the following qualifications:

  • * Successful completion of a 200, 300, 400, and 600 kilometer brevet series
    in either calendar year 2021 or 2022 prior to the start of the CS1200
    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 or RUSA Permanents.
    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 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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The 2023 design will be a similar color scheme, but with slight changes in design elements,

The CS1200 Jersey will not be included for 2023 CS1200 event unless you pay the extra $75 to $120 when you send in your payment.

If you get a jersey, we hope to have it in your packet, provided your payment is received soon enough to get it printed. Otherwise it will be shipped to the CS1200 participants after it is printed.

Additional jerseys may be ordered, if order is placed early enough. All jerseys ordered after Feb 15 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 would like to have matching items such as shorts, vest, arm warmers, etc. but cost to produce makes that unlikely. Please contact us if interested.

The basic price of an extra short sleeve jersey will be $75 to $120 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 2023 jersey will be posted when finished

Below was the design for the 2014 jersey

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Routes to be posted when complete

2023 CS1200k cue sheets will be posted near the middle of April

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

CS1200 GPS links 1200k GPS full route active map ~ mile 0 to 756

The below GPS sections of the route are from 2016 and will be updated closer to event date

CS2023-1 GPS links 1200k GPS route active map ~ section 1
CS2023-2 GPS links 1200k GPS route active map ~ section 2
CS2023-3 GPS links 1200k GPS route active map ~ section 3

2023 - CS1200 General map

2023 Prelim Route

Please goto map link for actual route!

More info will be posted, if you are interested in riding the CS1200k please use our Contact form or and you will be put on our contact list

Rider limit

It is very important if you are interested in participating in the CS1200 that you take time to to send a dedicated email to BFL, with the the subject "CS1200k info" or similar, stating that you want more info about the CS1200k in the body of your email. You may also use the contact form online with the info request in the comment section.

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.

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Control Card samples

Images will be posted later

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