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RAIN is an annual ride across the State of Indiana sponsored by the Bloomington Bicycle Club. Its 160-mile length runs mostly on the Historic National Route 40, an older divided
four-lane road with light traffic. It has gentle rolling hills. You
should be able to average at least 12 to 14 mph for over 11 hours.
Riders MUST wear helmets and must obey all Indiana traffic laws. This includes stopping at all stop signs and red lights. You must finish your ride by 9:00 pm (dark) to be an official finisher of RAIN. This is a maximum of a 14-hour ride. Rider numbers will be provided. Here are some press reports of the 2009 RAIN:
If you plan to participate in RAIN, you will need to arrange your own vehicle support or contract for transport with Mark Robinson. (See Transportation below.)
Massage therapy by Glenn will again be available at the end of the ride. To reserve a time, go to www.eventsbikerideservices.com. Otherwise, sign up for a time when you arrive at the Earlham College campus in Richmond. Glenn is offering a special price of $5 off his normal 30-minute rate.
For more details on the ride, including rest stops, please read the Rider and Personal Support Vehicle Information Sheet carefully for important information on safety, parking, the RAIN start on Illiana Road, rest stops, lunch and the RAIN finish at Earlham College.
Mark your calendars! From July 12-17, challenge yourself with five century rides over five days. On day six, join 1,000 other bicyclists on the Ride Across INdiana (RAIN) to ride from Terre Haute back to your original starting point in Richmond. That's why we call this ride RAINSTORM: Ride Across INdiana--Same Thing, Only Ride More.
Visit http://triri.org/storm.html for more information.
Read these articles from the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association for guidelines on how to prepare for RAIN.
Participating in organized long distance cycling events, such as the June Touring Ride In Rural Indiana (TRIRI), is a great way to prepare for the RAIN ride.
RAIN jersey designs and RAIN caps have proven very popular. To the right is an image of the 2010 jersey:
Sleeveless jerseys will again be available if ordered by May 1st, 2010.
Fees for RAIN 2010 are $45 per rider for online registration or $50 per rider for mail-in registration (pdf) up to and including June 13, 2010. A late fee of $10 will be added for entries received on or after June 14, 2010.
You may pick up rider packets on Friday between 4:00 and 9:00 pm EDT at the Drury Inn, or on Saturday morning early at the Drury Inn only. Fees are non-refundable, so plan appropriately.
Please register early (at least 2-weeks) so we can have the right amount of food at the rest stops. There will be NO day of event registration.
Your entry fee includes:
Showers will be available in Richmond at Earlham College's new athletic facility.
Mark Robinson of Robinson Hand-Bilt Wheels is offering return
transportation (on Saturday, July 17) from Richmond back to Terre Haute
with two buses for 2010. For more information visit his website at www.busdog.com or contact Mark Robinson directly:
REST STOP #1 - 40 miles - 8:00AM to 11:00AM
REST STOP #2 - 66 miles - 9:00AM to 1:00PM
LUNCH STOP - 91 miles - 10:00AM to 2:30PM
REST STOP #4 - 132 miles - 11:30AM to 7PM
View past RAIN results
Phone 812.332.6028 with questions.
E-Mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail your entries to:
Bloomington Bicycle Club
P.O. Box 463
Bloomington, IN 47402-0463