Pennsylvania Randonneurs

Blue Mountain
200K Brevet
Saturday 10 November 2018
07:00 EST Start Time

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Start Location

Bridge Street Bagel and Deli (Directions)
71 Bridge St
Milford, NJ 08848
908-505-4077

The Deli opens at 6AM. A wide variety of bagels and other breakfast items are available.

Parking

Due to the limited parking spaces at the Bridge Street Bagel & Deli, please do not park your car there. Parking is available in a parking lot off of Church St (across the street from the Milford Market). Permission granted from Dawn VanDoran, US Health Care: 908-505-1603

Lodging

Traveling far? Several motels are available in the area. Make your own reservations by calling the hotel directly. 

Finish

After the ride there is generally a gathering of tired and thirsty randonneurs at the Ship Inn. This establishment is the first in New Jersey since prohibition to brew beer for consumption on premise. It provides a family-friendly English pub atmosphere, serving craft-brewed ales, ciders, and home-made, British-inspired foods with locally sourced ingredients.

Ride Description

Starting out from the Bridge Street Bagel & Deli, we head north along the Delaware River through Phillipsburg and Easton.  We eventually head away from the river to the mountains upon Mud Run, where we reach the base at Wind Gap.  From Wind Gap, we travel along the southern part of Blue Mountain to Danielsville where we cross over to the northern side at Little Gap.  After an exhilarating descent from the top of the Blue Mountain Ski resort, we follow valley roads to Water Gap, where we once again meet up with the Delaware River.  Heading south along the river, there are spectacular views of the water gap with Mount Minisi on your right and Mount Tammany on your left. We continue south along the Delaware River back to Milford via Portland, Belvidere, Stewartsville, and Bloomsbury.  At Bloomsbury, we get one last good look at the Blue Mountains in the distance after the climb up Turkey Hill.
 
There are several steep, extended climbs.  A triple or 39x27 is highly recommended.

General Info

This ride is a randonneur style bicycle event under the sanction of Randonneurs USA. Completing this event can help you qualify for Paris-Brest-Paris and earn awards.

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 local vehicle laws (PA, NJ, NY). Safety is a primary concern. All riders must sign a waiver. Please read these Safety Instructions.

Registration

For PA Club Members: $10
For Guests: $15
Pre-registration required.
Registration closes 23:59 EST, Thursday 8 November

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Schedule

06:00 Sign-in, Bike Inspection
06:50 Rider meeting
07:00 EST Riders depart

Finish Cutoff: 20:30 EST 10 November 2018 (13.5 hrs)

Daylight Hours

Sunrise: 06:42
Sunset: 16:47

The hours for this event extend beyond daytime. Riding at night without appropriate reflective gear and lights will result in an immediate disqualification. See the rules Article 10 for requirements. See the reflectivity guide for best practices.

Weather

Weather forecast for start location: Milford, NJ.

This event runs rain or shine. Rides are sometimes postponed or canceled if there is a significant chance of extreme conditions that threaten safety (e.g. ice, snow, high winds). Check the message board for last minute announcements.

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The online URL for this event info page is

https://parando.org/info/event/2018-11-10/200

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