R-12 Series 200k
Beyond Hope to New Hope
Saturday February 2, 2013
This ride is a randonneur style event sanctioned by RUSA, offered to promote participation in the R-12 challenge. PA Randonneurs club membership is required in order to participate. In the spirit of pure randonneuring, minimal support is provided before, during, and after the ride.
First time riding with PA Randonneurs? Read an overview of what to expect on your first PA brevet. All participants are obliged to follow the rules for riders as well as PA and NJ vehicle laws. Safety is a primary concern ... please read and carry these Safety Instructions with you. All participants must sign waiver.
Foot Bridge Park
At the end of Foot Bridge Lane
Parking in upper gravel lot at the end of Foot Bridge Lane (keep left past office buildings at the park entrance).
Breakfast available at the Blairstown Diner (opens 6AM)
53 State Route 94, Blairstown, NJ
Traveling far? Overnight accommodations are available at the:
Pocono Inn at Water Gap. (570) 476-0000
Make your own reservations by calling the hotel directly.
1) PA Randonneurs club membership is required in order to participate.
2) Contact the ride organizer: Tom Rosenbauer
3) Print out cuesheet.
4) $10 registration fee due at sign-in.
7:00AM Sign-in and Bike Inspection opens
7:20AM Rider meeting
7:30AM Riders depart (~13:30 hr. time limit)
Daylight hours: 7:07 AM - 5:24 PM
NOTE: Riders finishing after 5:24 PM without lights and reflectors will be disqualifed.
- Arrive at least 30 minutes before scheduled start time.
- Sign-in, pay fee to organizer, and collect brevet card.
- Get bike inspected
- Rider meeting, 10 minutes before scheduled start time
- Get final stamp on card at Blairstown Inn restaurant.
- Initial sign-in sheet and record finish time.
- Sign brevet card and leave at check-out register
Post ride gathering: at Blairstown Inn (finish controle)
With the prospect of winter weather conditions, this course mostly traverses primary roads with wide shoulders. Starting from Blairstown, we head south, through Hope and then southern points beyond along the Rt 519 corridor. After passing through Stewartsville, we then head over to the Delaware River to Milford (where we make a stop at our favorite bakery) and on to New Hope via Rt 29 and 32. This marks the southern extent of the course and we retrace our path back to the finish.
There are several steep, extended climbs. A triple or 39x27 is highly recommended.
February 7, 2009 Results Ride Report
February 5, 2011 Results Ride Report
February 4, 2012 Results Ride Report