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Announcements

21 March 2017

1) Host hotel: All ACP events will start and finish at the Quality Inn, 2601 E 13th Street, which is just off I-35 (exit 113). Unfortunately, their block rates this year did not match those of previous years, nor those of typical discounted rates (e.g., AAA, AARP) for the hotel. Because of that (and because many riders wait until after the "block" deadline to make reservations... presumably to see what the weatehr holds?), I did not reserve blocks of rooms. Furthermore, one of our events falls on ISU graduation weekend (May 6th), so very few rooms are available anywhere nearby. As an alternative to the Quality Inn, there is a Holiday Inn Express just across the street, several hotels @ Hwy 30 and Dayton Ave (approx. 2 miles south of start), and near I-35 in Story City (approx. 11 miles north of the start). I can provide additional options, if necessary.

2) RUSA membership: In case you haven’t already done so, this is a not-so-gentle reminder to renew your RUSA membership! It’s easy… see http://rusa.org/memberservices.html. It’s cheap… $25! And it’ll get you set for any early-season brevet or permanent.

3) Insurance changes: Effective in 2017, RUSA changed its insurance policy again. What this means to you: RUSA will cover insurance costs for all riders (i.e., even non-RUSA members). Because of this, the registration fee for brevets is the same for RUSA and non-RUSA members. Despite this, I encourage anyone who is not a member to join RUSA. Again, it's cheap! As always, populaires (<200K events) will be free to everyone.