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Rat 1000 2023

Oct 7, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

59 Rat 1000 2023

Mark Your Calendar: October 7, 2023
Location: Texarkana, AR 71854, USA

Attention Club Spinistry Members: This is your exclusive invitation to join the RAT 1000 Self Supported Group Departure for ITT (Individual Time Trial), RAT 1000-mile gravel stage party, and the Mini RAT 250. Dive into this unparalleled adventure, etching memories that will resonate for a lifetime.

Adherence to Traffic Codes is an absolute expectation for all riders, ensuring safe and responsible cycling within each state’s regulations. Neglecting proper operation can result in disqualification, as can littering and trespassing – both practices that we strictly prohibit. Stay mindful of these guidelines to make this event a remarkable experience for everyone. Further details to follow.

Embark on the RAT Stage Party, designed for those who seek camaraderie and shared destinations each night. Experience the following planned stage distances (subject to potential changes):

Stage 1 – Saturday: Commence at 6 am from Texarkana

140 miles, 2852ft elevation gain
Destination: Paris
Stage 2 – Sunday: Starting point to be determined

127 miles, 3700ft elevation gain
Destination: Denison
Stage 3 – Monday: Starting point to be determined

141 miles, 4782ft elevation gain
Destination: Henrietta
Stage 4 – Tuesday: Starting point to be determined

125 miles, 2330ft elevation gain
Destination: Vernon
Stage 5 – Wednesday: Starting point to be determined

104 miles, 2417ft elevation gain
Destination: Childress
Stage 6 – Thursday: Starting point to be determined (please note, this may switch to Tulia)

102 miles, 4511ft elevation gain
Destination: Silverton (camping only)
Stage 7 – Friday: Starting point to be determined

124 miles, 2188ft elevation gain
Destination: Vega
Stage 8 – Saturday: Starting point to be determined

139 miles, 3333ft elevation gain
Destination: Tucumcari
Additionally, those ready for the challenge can partake in the Self Supported ITT – embracing “Tour Divide” rules. Utilize assistance available under normal public conditions, starting as you commence and ceasing when you conquer. Live tracking, publicly available logs, and approved assistance exceptions during Group Depart week are prerequisites.

For those seeking a shorter journey, the Mini RAT beckons:

Day 1: 140 Miles from Texarkana to Paris
Day 2: 110 miles from Paris to Rowlett Train Station
Elevate this October with the RAT 1000 Gravel Adventure – a realm where camaraderie meets challenge, and where unforgettable memories are crafted.


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