Message from Michel Aucoin:
If you’ve already registered for AHC-2016, then you’ve already received this email, and I apologize for sending it to you twice. If not, it’s not too late to register and there are plenty of spots left. The post ride meal will again include all you can eat fresh crab, also options of steak or vege.
I’ve attached topo maps of the routes for AHC-2016. We will send shortly maps that more user friendly, but these should give you a good idea of the course options and elevations. Although we propose 3 different route options : 1) Leisurely-scenic, 2) Adventure, and 3) Marathon, there are several exit points that lead to the finish. So, depending on how you feel during the ride, you can add or subtract kms.
Leisurely-scenic. (25 km) Route : from Start to Pit Stop 2, then follow blue route back to the Finish. This is a fairly easy route with no difficult climbs; lots of stunning mountain, ocean and river vistas.
Adventure (35-46) If you follow the main route to Pit Stop 4 and follow the blue route back to the Finish, you will have covered 35 km, and avoided the 2 major steep climbs. Feeling great, you can continue instead along the main green route to Pit Stop #5 and take a short cut (not highlighted on map) to Pit Stop 6, avoiding the major climbs and covering 46 km. We’ll point out short cut at Pit Sop # 5. There is also the option of exiting at Pit Stop # 4 but adding 1 or both major climbs (orange routes on map). (These are quite challenging)
Marathon (51-60) If you ride the main route (green) going through all Pit Stops, and avoiding the 2 steep climbs(orange) you will have covered 51 km. Add both climbs and cover 61 km. Add only one climb and cover 56 or 57 km.
Register online : www.velocheticamp.ca/home/node/1