2013 Gold Rush Randonnee Wrap Up

Links to finish stats and photo collections from the fourth running of this 1200km event.

The 2013 Gold Rush 1200km Randonnee is in the history books. Held every four years, this was a particularly difficult version due to weather.

Unseasonal drizzle, rain and cold temps accompanied the riders for most of the first 48 hours as they made their way from Davis over the Sierra. Greeting them at the turn-around near the Oregon border were stiff southerly headwinds. For return trip down the Feather River Canyon and into the Sacramento Valley, the normal convection-oven conditions returned: temps were in the 90’s by Thursday and over 100 degrees for the finish celebration on Friday afternoon.

Seventy-six riders started. Fifty-six completed.

Links that may be of interest:

Progress reports at various points from HQ.

A course map and elevation profile.

Spreadsheet of rider’s control and finish times.

Adam Bridge’s photos from the ride start.

Deb Ford’s photos from the ride start.

DF’s photos from throughout the ride.

DF’s photos from the finish celebration.

Eric Senter’s photos from the Taylorsville control (including the fix for Lee Pope’s ‘Shermer’s Neck’ condition).

Metin Uz’s photos from the course.

Roland Bevan’s photos from the course.

Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped support the riders.

Just getting to the starting line for a 1200km randonnee is a success. Congratulations to all the riders who participated in this epic adventure!