Alaska Digital Visions, Race Sponsor
The 300 Km (200-mile) course starts Friday at Sheep Mountain Lodge (Glenn Highway Milepost 113.5), heads east to Glennallen (Milepost 187), then turns south (right) onto the Richardson Highway and continues to Tonsina Lodge (about 120 miles total on Friday). A group start is scheduled for 9 AM but riders may start at their convenience between 9 AM and noon. This is an untimed event without awards or classes. Participants may ride all or part of the course (e.g., alternating riders). This is a self-supported tour and riders must either carry their own food and camping gear or make alternative arrangements. On Friday evening at the Tonsina River Lodge you may eat the food you brought with you but the Fireweed will host a spaghetti dinner for registered riders at the Lodge. Support staff of the riders must pay for their own meals. Camping spots and showers will be available at Tonsina Lodge. As a charity event, there will be no refunds for usused amenities. A list of hotels, B&Bs, and alternative camping locations in the vicinity of Tonsina Lodge is available below on this page of the web site. The Fireweed makes no warranty on the suitability and availability of accommodations. Saturday morning, you may eat the food you brought with you or buy breakfast at a commercial establishment such as Tonsina Lodge. Saturday you bike about 74 miles from Tonsina Lodge to Valdez. The course passes Aid Stations 6 and 7 before reaching Valdez. Aid Station 6 may not be open at the time the riders pass this Aid Station. However, Aid Station 7 will be open at 11:30.
Complete 2012 Fireweed information and rules HERE.
2DAY300K Friday Night Lodgings
If you want to do more than free camp at Tiekel Lodge, make reservations early at the following:
SawingLogzz Bed and Breakfast 907 259-3242,cell phone at 907 259-3242http://www.cvinternet.net/~northernhair/
Pippen Lake Bed and Breakfast 907 320-0435, http://www.cvinternet.net/~pippinlakebnb/CabinPage.htm
Willow Lake Bed and Breakfast 907 822-3961, http://willowlakebb.com/index.html
Tiekel River Lodge 907 822-3259, www.TiekelRiverLodge.com
Willow Mountain Lodge Bed and Breakfast 907 822-3961, http://WillowMountainLodge.com . This B and B is booked for the 12th of July, but the reservations could be cancelled.
The Copper River Princess, 907 822-6000, http://www.princesslodges.com/copper-river-lodge.cfm
The historic Copper Center Lodge may be up and running by July 12. 907 822-3245