Hawks Nest 200k
Saturday July 22, 2017
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.
Apple Pie Bakery/Village Farmer
13 Broad St
Delaware Water Gap, PA
Traveling far? Overnight accommodations are available at several hotels in Stroudsburg
Make your own reservations by calling the hotel directly.
All riders must sign waiver
Registration Closes on July 28 at 5PM
For PA Club Members:
-with current RUSA membership: $10 due at sign-in
-with lapsed RUSA membership: $15 due at sign-in
$15 due at sign-in
6:30AM Sign-in and Bike Inspection opens
7:25AM Rider meeting
7:30AM Riders depart (~13:30 hr. time limit)
Daylight hours: 5:52 AM - 8:22 PM
- 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
- Initial sign-in sheet and record finish time.
- Sign brevet card and give it to the volunteer
Post ride gathering: at Delaware Water Gap Diner (at the start/finish controle)
This route is based on the 2009 edition of the Water Gap 600k.
Starting out after a delicious breakfast at the Village Farmer in Delaware Water Gap we head north up the Allegheny Front through Canadensis and Promised Land. Instead of stopping at Hawley, we'll bypass the busy traffic by heading over to Rt 402 and then on along the scenic Lackawaxen River. After crossing the historic Roebling Aqueduct, we join up with scenic Rt 97, which is a scenic and generally flat river road, except for the detour that climbs
up the mountain to the controle in Eldred (pronounced El Dread). After summiting, it's on to Port Jervis through the many scenic overlooks at Hawks Nest.
At Port Jervis, we begin our return leg down along the Delaware River. The Flats Deli controle has legendary sandwiches and the parking lot
is freshly paved. The sandwiches
will give you energy to climb Old Mine Rd (not freshly paved) to Millbrook Village and then finish up through the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area.
There are several steep, extended climbs. A triple or 39x27 is highly recommended.
July 25, 2015 Results Ride Report
July 13, 2013 Results Ride Report
July 14, 2012 Results Ride Report
July 30, 2011 Results Ride Report