Iron Porcupine 1200k

Iron Porcupine 1200k

About a month ago the RUSA Calendar for 2020 came out. And included in it was the list of 1200k events that are going to be offered in 2020. I was happy to see that there were going to be 8 such events offered. I looked through the offerings and stumbled across the Web site for the Iron Porcupine 1200k. I didn’t like what I learned when reading about that event. 1200k brevets that RUSA offer are supposed to be designed so riders can complete them unassisted within 90 hours at pretty much any pace the rider chooses. RUSA guidelines for route design indicate rest stops have a specific open and close time route designers MUST comply with, and those rest stops should not be spaced more than 100k apart. Click on the map below of the Iron Porcupine route to be able to see why this route doesn’t really comply with RUSA’s route requirements. Rest stops (along with business hours) are identified in the cue entries for each map.

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