Eastern PA 200K
Saturday April 12, 2014
This ride is a randonneur style event sanctioned by RUSA and ACP for PBP Qualification. 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.
Weisel Youth Hostel
7347 Richlandtown Road
Traveling far? Friday and/or Saturday night accommodations are available at the hostel. Make reservations on the registration form. Several chain hotels are also available in nearby Quakertown.
All riders must sign waiver
Field Limit: 60 riders
-Hostel facilities (living room, showers, kitchen)
For PA Club Members:
E-mail organizer Tom Rosenbauer
$30 due at sign-in
$35 due at sign-in
5:30AM Sign-in, Bike Inspection , Breakfast buffet
6:20AM Rider meeting
6:30AM Riders depart (13 hr. 30 min. time limit)
Event runs rain or shine.
Daylight hours: 6:27 AM - 7:37 PM
NOTE: Riders finishing after 7:37 PM without lights and reflective gear will be disqualifed.
Showers available at the hostel. Join us for BBQ/pizza and share your epic 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.
We'll be heading out north into the rustic farmland of Saucon Valley. We'll then head into Northampton County and travel past the historic canal towpath into Easton, PA. While in the Easton area, there are several opportunites to get food and water before we get back to the quiet back roads. In the distance, the Appalachin mountains can be seen ... which is where we're headed via Wind Gap. Be sure to replenish food and water at the Wind Gap controle since the next opportunity is 20 miles away. At the top of the Wind Gap pass, we cross the Appalachin Trail and descend down to Cherry Valley Road, offering spectacular views of the Appalachins as we head north. Eventually, we turn onto Rt191 which marks the long, challenging climb to the top of Fox Gap and again cross the AT. We'll then head over to Portland along a very scenic route near Lake Minsi, stopping at the diner for the "lunch" stop.
With the Belvidere Bridge construction now completed, we head down River Road and cross over into NJ at Riverton. We then will begin the climb up Lommason's Glen -- it's pretty long but it offers a spectacular views of a stream that meanders along the road. Instead of the Asbury loop, we'll go through Stewartsville and head directly to Bloomsbury where we tackle Jug Town mountain the steep way: straight up Milford and Staats Rd. The reward for that climb is in the form of a scenic descent along Sweet Hollow into Little York and on to Milford.
We then cross back into Pennslyvania and head up to a quiet ridge that meanders along a stream through Tinicum County before finally working our way to the southern shore of Lake Nockamixon and the hostel.
As shown in the route profile, there are several steep, extended climbs. A triple or compact crank is highly recommended.
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April 4, 2009 Results Ride Report
October 21, 2008 Results Ride Report
April 12, 2008 Results Ride Report
October 20, 2007 Results Ride Report
March 31, 2007 Results Ride Report
October 21, 2006 Results Ride Report
May 27, 2006 Results Ride Report
Course Record: 7:47 Nate Morgenstern