Eastern PA 204K
Saturday November 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.
6:30AM Sign-in and Bike Inspection opens
6:50AM Rider meeting
7:00AM Riders depart (~13:30 hr. time limit)
Daylight hours: 6:36 AM - 4:52 PM
NOTE: Riders finishing after 4:52PM 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.
Starting out at the College Hill start/finish we start out heading north, along the Delware River and up Mud Run towards Wind Gap. After the first controle stop in Wind Gap, we ride along the base of the Appalachins through Pen Argyl and evenually past Lake Minsi. After a long gradual descent to Portland, we cross the Delaware River pedestrian bridge. The pedestrian bridge offers a classic view of the Delaware Water Gap off to our left -- which is where we headed. But first, we make a stop at the Gourmet Gallery in Blairstown and then tackle the Millbrook climb. After an exhillerating descent, we enter the Delaware Water Gap recreation area at Millbrook Village and head north to the turn-around controle. After returning back to Millbrook Village, we contine heading south in the park where we eventually reach Water Gap and the last controle before the finish. We then continue south along River Road through Portland and onto Belvidere. As you head along the NJ side of the Delaware River towards Phillipsburg, you'll see several cabins that have been raised very high, due to the recent floods.
There are several steep, extended climbs. A triple or 39x27 is highly recommended.
November 15, 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