Eastern PA 300K / 200K
Water Gap
Saturday April 22, 2017
General Info
This ride is a randonneur style event sanctioned by RUSA and ACP.  Choose between an ACP sanctioned 300k or 200k course. 

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.  Unlike organized century rides, the course will not be marked -- riders will need to navigate with a cue sheet.

Start/Finish Location

Weisel Youth Hostel
7347 Richlandtown Road
Quakertown, PA
(215) 536-8749
Traveling far? Friday night accommodations are available at the hostel.  Make reservations on the registration form. Several chain hotels are also available in nearby Quakertown.

Park car in large lot on right, halfway between the hostel and driveway entrance.  The parking spots near the hostel porch are reserved.  Be sure to stay on the gravel areas.

Electronic Registration Form

Pre-registration required
All riders must sign waiver

For PA Club Members:
$35 due at sign-in

For Guests
$40 due at sign-in

3:00AM Sign-in, Bike Inspection, Breakfast Buffet
3:50AM Rider meeting
4:00AM Riders depart (20 hr. time limit)

Event runs rain or shine.

Daylight hours: 6:02 AM - 7:54 PM

Post Ride
Showers available at the hostel -- bring your own towel.  Join us for pizza/pasta and share your epic stories, tales, and goals for the coming year.  Relax in the hostel's comfortable great room or porch.  A dormatory in the hostel is available to rest before traveling home.
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Ride Description (updated 4/19/16)
Taking advantage of the light traffic in the early morning hours, we head directly through Bethlehem towards the first controle stop in Cherryville.  We then  make our first crossing over the Applachian Trail at Little Gap.  After an exhilarating descent past the Blue Mountain Ski resort, we follow the valley road which offers spectacular views of the mountain ridge off to our right.  The next stop is the "Apple Pie" bakery in Water Gap.  The 200k riders will split off and start their return trip through Portland while the 300k riders will continue north into the PA side of the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area. After a controle stop at the Hainesville Deli - the omelets and tuna subs have both been highly recommended in the past,  riders head back south on the NJ side of the park, into Water Gap and joining the 200k route.

The return trip home continues along the Delaware River through Belvidere, Stewartsville, and with a penultimate controle in Bloomsbury. The route then follows the Musconetcong River on to Riegelsville.  We return to PA at Riegelsville. But instead of the Rt 611 & Rt412 routing on previous events, the return trip follows quieter backroads through Nockamixon and Haycock.

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

300K: Cue sheet and Map/Profile
200K: Cue sheet and Map/Profile

Message Board
300k Preliminary Results
200k Preliminary Results
Ride Report
Online registration
Historical Records  300k    200k
April 18, 2015  Results Results Ride Report
May 3,    2014  Results         Ride Report
May 4,    2013  Results         Ride Report
May 5,    2012  Results         Ride Report
April 3,  2011  Results         Ride Report
April 17, 2010  Results         Ride Report
May 2,    2009  Results         Ride Report
May 10,   2008  Results         Ride Report
April 21, 2007  Results         Ride Report
June 10,  2006  Results

"Modern" Course Record: 12:10 Sean Connelly
"Classic" Course Record: 12:32 Nate Morgenstern
"Hawk's Nest" Course Record: 12:42 Nate Morgenstern
"Water Gap" Course Record: 12:41 Craig Martek