On Saturday morning, July 17 St. Louis Randonneuring held two events; one a 200 kilometer (125 mile) ride, and a 300 kilometer (186 mile) ride. The 6:00 AM start had 75 degree heat already, and by mid afternoon had topped 105, with the heat index.
For the 200K event, we had eight starters and six official finishers. One rider took a short cut back to the start, and another rode past the cut off time, but finished anyway.
The 300K event had three riders start and all three managed to finish, all well within the cut off.
Congratulations to all riders those who came out in spite of the weather challenges and gave it their best effort. Preliminary results will be posted to the website in the next few days.
There is a 300K ACP brevet which starts/ends in Marion IL. Registration for this event is 5:00 AM to 5:45 AM, with a ride departure of 6:00 AM. This will be the first running of this event and we desire your feedback.
Our last ACP events of the year will be August 21 leaving from Edwardsville for a 200K and 300K option. Let us all pray for a bit less heat and humidity for these.