Jennifer Wise has updated the BMB home page to confirm that the ride will not happen in 2008, as we reported last week. This is a real loss for the 1200K calendar and I hope it comes back in 2009. Check out the home page Here
The deadline for the 2008 randonneur calendar is approaching at the end of the month, and TDR has some disappointing news to relay: Boston-Montreal-Boston will not be held next year.
Longtime organizer Jennifer Wise previously said that 2006 would be her last year at the helm, and with 2007 occupied by PBP, she hoped someone would come forward to take it into 2008 and beyond. That has not happened.
In an email today, Jennifer was definite:
“Quite simply, all you need to post is The BMB 1200k is not scheduled to
take place in 2008.”
So where does this leave the North American 1200K lineup? As of this weekend, D.C. Randonneurs’s RBA Matt Settle planned to approach RUSA about a 1200K next year in our own backyard, to be staged in early July. It would run in the Shenandoah Valley of northwestern Virginia, southern Pennsylvania and eastern West Virginia. RUSA has some planning requirements, however, that DCR may or may not meet in time, so stay tuned.
That leaves the Seattle International Randonneurs Cascade 1200 as a possibility, along with the Last Chance 1200K in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain 1200K in western Canada. SIR was to make a decision any day now.
Last Chance says on their site (click Here) that they will be back in 2008. B.C. Randonneurs has a Rocky Mountain 1200K site up (click Here) and a date: July 23-27, 2008. More to come as RUSA decides and sends the applications on to Randonneurs Mondiaux.