The Shops at Landis Valley is a small plaza offering a 24-hour Turkey Hill and several small restaurants. The start will stage in the parking lot along Landis Valley Road (north side).
Limited parking is available at the start. Please park close to the driveway entrance from Landis Valley Rd. Additional parking is available at the Landis Valley Farm Museum approximately 1/4 mile from the start on the opposite side of Oregon Pike.
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.
There are numerous lodging options in the Lancaster area.
The finish control volunteer will be awaiting your arrival in the Highland Pizeria located in the Shops at Landis Valley plaza. Food, drink, and good times await.
Enjoy a north-south tour of Lancaster County with a start-finish in the middle. The Little Britain route starts just north of Lancaster near the Landis Valley Farm Museum. The opening loop heads north toward Berks County and the first control in Wommelsdorf, passing through the Middle Creek Wildlife management area along the way. Look for a variety of waterfowl as you pass, especially Snow Geese. The route heads south, but along a different path that will take you over the Furnace Hills, cross the outbound leg in Durlach, and return via Clay to the start location which is also the second control. It's an open control so you'll have your choice to get your card validated.
The southern loop heads east toward Intercourse before turning south through numerous named wide spots in the road: Bellemont, Nickel Mines, Nine Points. Don't blink or you'll miss them. As you might guess, services are limited in this area so you'd be wise to check your supplies before leaving the Landis Valley control. Little Britain marks the southern end of the loop with a control at the Little Britain Store. It has everything you need. The final legs head north through Quarryville, Strasburg and Smoketown before returning you to the finish. There are a few hills to climb along the way. But there are some that offer glorious descents, too
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.
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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