Eastern PA
Blue Mountain 400K
Saturday May 14, 2016
General Info
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
Quakertown, PA
(215) 536-8749
Traveling far? Friday and Saturday night accommodations are available at the hostel ($25/night).  Make reservations on the registration form. Several chain hotels are also available in nearby Quakertown.

Pre-registration required.
Register On-Line
All riders must sign waiver
-Preride breakfast
-Postride meal
-Hostel facilities (living room, showers, kitchen)
Field Limit: 40 riders

For PA Club Members:
$40 due at sign-in

For Guests
$45 due at sign-in

3:00AM Sign-in, Bike Inspection
3:50AM Rider meeting
4:00AM Riders depart (27 hr. time limit)

Event runs rain or shine.

Daylight hours: 5:46 AM - 8:08 PM

Post Ride
Showers available at the hostel.  Join us for soup/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.
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Ride Description
The course starts out towards Riegelsville for a kinder and gentler warm-up.   We'll then continue north along the Delaware River to Water Gap, where the hot dog and apple pie special at the Village Farmer and Bakery can't be beat.

We then continue our journey south west along quiet backroads that generally follow a ridge-line with spectacular views of two mountains -- on your left is Blue Mountain and on your right, you'll see Second Mountain.

After passing through Pine Grove, the Swatara Gap takes us to the western extreme of the route at Jonestown where we head back to Quakertown via Old Rt 22.

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

Historical Records
May  2, 2015   Results  Ride Report
May 17, 2014   Results  Ride Report
May 18, 2013   Results  Ride Report
May 19, 2012   Results  Ride Report
Apr 30, 2011   Results  Ride Report
May  1, 2010   Results  Ride Report 
May 16, 2009   Results  Ride Report
May 24, 2008   Results  Ride Report
May  5, 2007   Results  Ride Report

Blue Mountain Course Record: 17:30 Lane Giardina
2008 Course Record: 17:10 Robert Casciato
Online registration

Cue sheet and GPS Map/Profile

Message Board
Preliminary Results

Pictures and Ride Report