Saturday January 5, 2013
This ride is a randonneur style event sanctioned by RUSA and ACP, 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.
Parking lot adjacent to Walnut Street Community Park
Walnut St, Morgantown, PA
Parking: Park car at start location.
Traveling far? Several hotels in Morgantown, PA
Available at the Windmill Restaurant
2838 Main St
1) PA Randonneurs club membership is required in order to participate.
2) Contact Tom Rosenbauer
3) Print out cuesheet.
4) No registration fee - free ride for current PA Members!
Schedule (updated 12/18/12)
7:00AM Sign-in and Bike Inspection opens
7:20AM Rider meeting
7:30AM Riders depart (~13:30 hr. time limit)
Daylight hours: 7:25 AM - 4:47 PM
NOTE: Riders finishing after 4:47 PM without lights and reflectors will be disqualifed.
- Arrive at least 30 minutes before scheduled start time.
- Sign-in and collect brevet card.
- Get bike inspected
- Rider meeting, 10 minutes before scheduled start time
- Get final stamp (at Turkey Hill finish controle)
- Initial sign-in sheet and record finish time.
A post-ride gathering TBD
A Kinder, Gentler January Brevet.. In general, we will head out west through the twin valleys, tracking to the south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and, more importantly, the ridge-line separating Berks and Lancaster Counties until reaching a control at Brickerville. From Brickerville, we head over the South Mountain along the gentle climb up SR 322 and drop into historic Cornwall for a quick information checkpoint. The route heads southwest, paralleling the abandoned Cornwall-Lebanon Railway (now a rail trail) through historic Mt. Gretna and beyond though picturesque rolling farmland. A control in Middletown marks the western end of our route as we turn to head downriver parallel the Susquehanna. Instead of the busy Rt 441 shoulder, we will traverse much quieter back roads through more rolling farmland as we head toward Columbia. Riders familiar with the PA Dutch 200 will know that the Subway offers a good lunch deal, but also know the hills that might lie ahead. But our route turns before taking on Turkey Hill and we take an easier way to Penn Grant Rd for our trek along the southern edge of Lancaster. After our penultimate control in Strasburg, we head back toward Morgantown via the twin valleys avoiding as many big hills as possible.
January 1, 2xxxx Results Ride Report