R-12 Series 200k
Beyond Hope to New Hope
Saturday February 7, 2009
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.
300 Burke St.
Parking available on Burke street in front of house or around corner on Reeder St.
Traveling far? Overnight accommodations are available at the:
Lafayette Inn. (610) 253-4500
Quality Inn (610) 253-9131
Make your own reservations by calling the hotel directly.
1) PA Randonneurs club membership is required in order to participate.
2) Contact the ride organizer: Tom Rosenbauer
3) Print out cuesheet.
4) $10 registration fee due at sign-in.
7:00AM Sign-in and Bike Inspection opens
7:20AM Rider meeting
7:30AM Riders depart (~13:30 hr. time limit)
Daylight hours: 7:04 AM - 5:27 PM
NOTE: Riders finishing after 5:27 PM without lights and reflectors will be disqualifed.
- 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
- Get final stamp and store receipt validating finish time.
- Return to start location
- Initial sign-in sheet and record finish time.
- Sign brevet card and deposit it along with store receipt in mail slot on front porch.
Post ride gathering: at Morici's Pizzeria (across from the WaWa finish controle)
Starting from College, we head north up to Bangor and then over to Minsi Lake for the run into Portland. Crossing the Delaware River, we then head over to Hope, NJ and points beyond. Some challenging climbs await us, as we work our way over the Jenny Jump ridge. We finallly reach the Muscenetcong River which we ride along into Asbury. After a climb up Tunnel Rd, some rolling terrain along Rt 579 takes us down south where we eventually turn west and cross back into PA at New Hope and the final controle stop before the finish. Our return leg is a gentle jaunt along the Delaware River back to Easton.
There are several steep, extended climbs. A triple or 39x27 is highly recommended.
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
200k Record: 7:47 Nate Morgenstern