R-12 Series
Yet Another River to River to River Ride -- 200k

Saturday August 12, 2017
Note: New Start Location
General Info
This ride is a randonneur style event sanctioned by RUSA, offered to promote participation in the R-12 challenge.  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.

Parking and Start

Hugh Moore Park
2710 Hugh Moore Park Road
Easton, PA 18042

From 25th Street in Easton head south. Just before crossing the Lehigh on 25th street, turn right onto Lehigh Drive. At the stop sign on Lehigh Drive, turn right and cross the Glendon Hill Road iron bridge over the river. Turn immediately right after the bridge. Park at any designated spot on the island.

Traveling far? Overnight accommodations are available at several hotels in Easton
Make your own reservations by calling the hotel directly. 

Pre-registration required
Registration Form
All riders must sign waiver
Registration Closes on August 10 at 5PM

For PA Club Members:
-with current RUSA membership: $10 due at sign-in
-with lapsed RUSA/PAR membership: $15 due at sign-in

For Guests
$15 due at sign-in

PA Randonneurs club membership application.

6:30AM Sign-in and Bike Inspection opens
6:55AM Rider meeting
7:00AM Riders depart (~13:30 hr. time limit)

Daylight hours: 6:17 AM -  7:51 PM

Start Controle
- 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

Finish Controle
- Sign brevet card and give it to the volunteer

Jimmy's Doggie Stand
7 Union Square
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Pablo Software Solutions
Online Registration

Cue sheet (updated 8/7) 
Map and Profile
Message Board 

Preliminary Results

Ride Report and Pictures
Ride Description
This is a new, improved, and reversed version of this challenging 200K brevet. You'll visit three rivers, traveling from the Lehigh, to the Schuylkill, to the Delaware. Along the way there are numerous food and drink options, and points of interest.

Starting from the National Canal Museum parking lot on an island in the Lehigh River, the climbing begins immediately as you head up over South Mountain. After descending the mountain, the route is generally flat through Hellertown, including a few miles of crushed stone rail trail (suitable for most tires). Upon reaching Coopersburg, you'll return to climbing mode through several bumpy areas before reaching the new controle (a super Wawa) in downtown Pottstown, and the Schuylkill River.

Here the course turns South East, following the Schuylkill on mildly rolling terrain to the Artisan's Coffee controle in downtown Phoenixville. Now you turn to the North East, climbing away from the river on "Level Road" till the terrain moderates through the heart of Bucks and Montgomery counties, including some paved trails in Evansburg State Park. Soon thereafter you will find yourself on familiar randoneuring roads approaching the info controle along the prettiest road in PA, Upper Tinicum Church, where the course begins to turn North West along the Delaware river for an easy riverside spin back to the finish controle at Jimmy's Doggie Stand near the Free Bridge over the Delaware between Philipsburg and Easton.

After handing in your brevet card and replenishing at Jimmy's, there's a short, flat ride back through downtown Easton (and yet other replenishment options) to return to your car at Hugh Moore Park.

There are several steep, extended climbs.  A triple or 39x27 is highly recommended.

Historical Records
Aug 20, 2016      Results    Ride Report