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Carolina Spring 1200k

Click here to go to 2016 CS1200 info page

Yes CS1200 will start April 15, 2016


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

Sanctioned by the Randonneurs Mondiaux (RM)RM info link

Click here to go to 2016 CS1200 info page

Click here to go to 2016 pre-reg form

Pre-registration will close Apr 10 2016

2016 ==>> Apr 15th 2016
Friday – start time 4 am

Info will be posted as it develops for the 2016 CS 1200

There will be some climbing for 2016 with about 20,000 ft or less total
Will post details later when route is closer to being finalized.

This is a new route and area for riders to explore in 2016! It does have a little bit of the 2013 VA and Coastal routes


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 maybe some surrounding states

There will be considerable changes to the route for 2016 but may be similar to 2014.

The Carolina Spring 1200 is mid April 2016 and it will be at least a good event.
Packet pickup will be Thrusday afternoon/early-evening

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

There will be a section into the Foothills of NC and VA, then to Coastal plains of NC

For 2016 we plan to have some rooms for riders at the planned 3 overnight controls.

The 2016 Jersey is not included unless you send in an extra $75 with your payment

Thanks for your interest in the 2016 TC 1200k

Prelim map • 2016 CS 1200

The map is posted below for the preliminary map for the 2016 CS1200 route. The route may change slightly to accommodate construction, which is still changing, poor road conditions, etc. and will be updated in the RWGps link as it is changed.

For 2016 you'll have an opportunity to taste the foothills and coastal areas of NC and VA as well as the sandhills of NC on your ride

Climbing on the 2016 route will be mostly in the first third and last quarter

2016 CS 1200 Prelim map is posted below

2016 Prelim Route

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

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

- MC1 - Franklin VA –
SLEEP Stop 1 –

- MC2 – New Bern NC –
SLEEP Stop 2 –

- MC3 – Benson NC –
SLEEP Stop 3 –

- MC-Finish – Greensboro –
Finish –

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Taste Carolina 1200k

Sanctioned by the Randonneurs Mondiaux (RM)RM info link

Click here to go to 2016 TC1200 info page

Pre-reg will open in May 2016Click here to go to 2016 pre-reg form

Pre-registration will close Sep 28 2016

2016 ==>> Oct 6th 2016
Thursday – start time 4 am

Info will be posted as it develops for the 2016 TC 1200

There most likely will be a bit of climbing for 2016 TC1200 with about 30-36,000 ft total climbing. We will post details later when route is closer to being finalized.

This will be a new route/area or variation of previous routes for riders to explore in 2016!


General TC1200 info

Taste Carolina 1200 route has 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

Taste Carolina 1200 is Columbus Day Weekend October 2016 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 TBD will be in NC

There will usually be a section into the Mountains and Foothills of NC and VA, then to Coastal plains of NC or SC

For 2016 we plan to have some rooms for riders at the planned 3 overnight controls.

The 2016 Jersey is not included unless you send in an extra $75 with your payment

Thanks for your interest in the 2016 TC 1200k

Prelim map • 2016 TC 1200

The map will be posted below for the preliminary map for the 2016 TC1200 route. The route may change slightly to accommodate construction, which is still changing, poor road conditions, etc. and will be updated in the RWGps link as it is changed.

For 2016 you'll have an opportunity to taste the mountains, foothills and coastal plains

Climbing on the 2016 route will be mostly in the first third and last quarter

2016 TC 1200 Prelim map will be posted below

2016 Prelim Route

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Application

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 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 Thursday April 14th 2016 at packet pickup.

CS1200 Pre - Registration is open

CS1200 Pre-registration will close Apr 10 2016

Rider slots will be filled based on payment in full date. Lists of your CS1200 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 reserves the right to refuse any application, entry or participation of any person in any of our events without explanation!

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Drop Bags

For riders that are doing the CS1200
Up to 3 small individual drop bags may be used and can be taken to the main intermediate overnight 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.

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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 CS1200 or TC1200 has rooms reserved for a rider. Riders must decide where they plan to sleep so we can plan for that.

For the 2016 CS1200 and 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 they 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 start and finish nights reservations soon.
CS1200 and 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.

At packet pickup the day before the start we will have food arrangements planned, etc. either in the parking lot or a nearby restaurant.


Parking

Starts will be from a parking lot close to host hotel

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


Hotels

CS1200 and TC1200 will be using several hotels along the routes

CS1200 and TC1200 will have a staff room at the start finish hotel and will have a room for drop bags or for riders to clean up at finish

You may also want to work with
Meillyn's Travel to get other travel and hotels arranged as needed for your personal needs

704-798-3152


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Meals

Thursday Meal for riders

There will be a cookout or arrangements for a rider meal on Thursday at about 16:00 with food, snacks and drinks early Thursday afternoon / evening. Everyone has really liked that for the TC1200K events


Some food or snacks and liquid will 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 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 CS1200, 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 will be indicated on the cue sheets when posted.

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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 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 2014 or 2015 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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Jersey

The 2016 design will be a similar color scheme, but with slight changes in design elements,

The Jersey will not be included for 2016 CS1200 or TC1200 events unless you pay the extra $75 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 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 2016 jersey will be posted when finished


Below was the design for the 2014 jersey

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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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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 and will be in the first group to be allowed to register.