The Deli opens at 6AM and serves a wide selection of breakfast sandwiches, bagels, and pastries. There is a public rest room and indoor seating.
Due to the limited parking spaces at the Deli, please do not park your car on the street there. Parking is available in a parking lot off of Church St (across the street from the Milford Market)
Permission granted on event days only! Permission from Dawn VanDoran, US Health Care:
There's also limited parking for pre-riders and volunteers in the Municipal Lot Across the street from the Deli. Be sure to park by the creek, as far as possible from the Church.
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? Several motels are available in the area. Make your own reservations by calling the hotel directly.
After the ride there is generally a gathering of tired and thirsty randonneurs either at Pipolo's Pizza, or at the Ship Inn. Check your brevet card for the exact finish controle designation. Pipolo's has a bit of a old school appearance inside, but that's one of the endearing charms about the restaurant. The Ship Inn has an English pub atmosphere, serving craft-brewed ales, ciders, and home-made, British-inspired foods with locally sourced ingredients.
With the prospect of winter weather conditions, this course mostly traverses primary roads with wide shoulders. Based on the Beyond Hope to New Hope course, we start this time in the middle at the Milford Bridge St Bagel and Deli, where we head head north, to Hope and points beyond. At Hope, we turn around and head to Hopewell. This marks the southern extent of the course and we work our way along the Delaware River back to the finish in Milford.
There are several steep, extended climbs. A triple or 39x27 is highly recommended.
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 also accepts Electronic Proof of Passage (EPP), but the only form of EPP accepted is the eBrevet cell phone app. (Version 1.2.4 minimum required). Your finish time and finish code from the EPP app must be written on the paper card or you will 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.
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For all other information about Pennsylvania Randonneurs, visit our web site https://parando.org/