College Hill 200k
Saturday June 5, 2010
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.
5:30AM Sign-in and Bike Inspection opens
5:50AM Rider meeting
6:00AM Riders depart (~13:30 hr. time limit)
Daylight hours: 5:31 AM - 8:29 PM
- 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 out at the College Hill start/finish we start out heading north, along the Delware River. In the distance, the Appalachin mountains can be seen ... which is where we're headed via Wind Gap. 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 continue along the quiet valley roads. 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. With the Belvidere Bridge finally open, we'll head south along the Delaware River and cross over into NJ at Riverton. We then climb up Lommason's Glen -- it's pretty long but it offers a spectacular views of a stream that meanders along the road. After an exhilirating descent, we then pass through Stewartsville and on towards Bloomsbury for the short, steep climb up Jug Town mountain. The reward for that effort is in the form of a scenic descent along Sweet Hollow into Milford. We then cross back into Pennslyvania and head up to a quiet ridge that meanders along a stream through Tinicum County. We head all the way down to the Carversville, stopping at the General Store controle. We then start heading back north, working our way back to College Hill through Tinicum and Saucon Valley.
There are several steep, extended climbs. A triple or 39x27 is highly recommended.
June 6, 2009 Results Ride Report
October 18, 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
200k Record: 7:47 Nate Morgenstern