Pennsylvania Randonneurs

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200K Brevet

Saturday 1 December 2018
07:00 EST Start Time

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Back to our Routes Figure Eight 200K Brevet

Saturday 1 December 2018
07:00 EST Start Time

Start Location

College Hill Wawa

225 Cattell Street
Easton, PA 18042
(610) 253-4312

The start location at the College Hill is a traditional PA Randonneur start finish venue, dating back to the early days of the club. This Wawa is located in College Hill, a residential neighborhood situated on the hill overlooking downtown Easton. The  hill was once known as Mount Lafayette, and before that, Mount Washington. The northern boundary of the neighborhood  lies along Chestnut Ridge, an even taller hill that rises to 700 feet. Basically this means that every ride from College Hill must start with a climb, or finish with a climb, sometimes both.

There are no bathroom facilities at the College Hill Wawa.


You may legally park curbside along the roads to the East of Cattell Street (same side as Wawa) and above High St (north of Wawa). Parking is legal for most of the day in almost all locations. There are signs that say "No Parking" that seem off-putting, but these are usually good places to park. Careful reading of the sign reveals that overnight parking is prohibited, but parking during the day is just fine. Don't park where it says 3 Hour Parking near the Wawa. Park back past Porter Street  and Monroe for best selection of spots. You can also park up near the Finish Control on Parker Ave or Pennsylvania Ave.

Suggested parking locations for the start/finish are public places, with theft and vandalism a real possibility, especially in cities. Park during the event at your own risk. Please do not leave valuables in your car during the ride.


Traveling far? Overnight accommodations are available at several hotels in Easton. Make your own reservations by calling the hotel directly. One option is the Holiday Inn Express at 90 Kunkle Dr, Easton PA. Somwhat less expensive is the Quality Inn at 2415 Nazareth Rd.


The post ride gathering is likely to be at Café Nadovich. To get back to your parked car near the Wawa, just go downhill.


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Ride Description

Descending from the College Hill start/finish we head 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 Appalachians through Pen Argyl and eventually 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 are headed.  But first, we make a stop at the Gourmet Gallery in Blairstown and then tackle the Millbrook climb.  After an exhilarating descent, we enter the Delaware Water Gap recreation area at Millbrook Village to climb again on Old Mine Road into the Walpack valley. From there it's basically flat roads as we head north to the turn-around controle in Hainsville.  After crossing the only private bridge on the Delaware (no toll -- ride your bike across!) the return trip is down the "Ho Chi Minh trail" (local name for Rt 209), past the Shawnee Ski area and on to Delaware Water Gap to visit the Village Farmer,  the last controle before the finish.  We then continue south along River Road. We switch back to the NJ side at Belvidere. There are some surprising short climbs near Foul Rift.  Eventually we return to PA across the Free Bridge into Easton and up "one last little grunt"  to the College Hill finish.

Course History

Course Record 2009-06-06: Leonard Zawodniak (08:57, 22.3 kph)

General Info

This ride is a randonneur style bicycle event under the sanction of Randonneurs USA. Completing this event can help you train for Paris-Brest-Paris and earn RUSA  awards.  You need a current RUSA membership to ride this event. You can sign up for RUSA here.

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.

To receive credit for finishing a randonneuring event you must complete a brevet card as required by the rules. PA Randonneurs accepts traditional brevet cards filled out with stamps/signatures and backed up with merchant receipts. PA Randonneurs encourages use of the eBrevet cell phone app. (Version 1.3 minimum required) as an electronic brevet card assistant. Nevertheless, you must check into all controls on the app -- or provide traditional proof for each control. Your finish time and finish code from the  app must be written on the paper card, along with your signature, or you may be disqualified.

These events are not for beginners.  The courses are hilly. You may face extremes of weather: heat, cold, wind, rain. The roads are unmarked and open to automobile traffic. There will be night riding in the longer events.   Complete several ordinary century cycling events before starting a 200K brevet;  complete several 200Ks before starting a longer brevet.


Registration Fee

For PA Rando members: $10
There is an extra $10 charge for registration if you are not a member of Pennsylvania Randonneurs.
Prices include $10 discount for pre-payment.
Registration is closed for this event.


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


Finish Cutoff: 20:30 EST 1 December 2018 (13 hours, 30 minutes)

Daylight Hours

Sunrise: 07:06
Sunset: 16:34

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 forecast for start location: Easton, PA.

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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