Pennsylvania Randonneurs

Hexenkopf Hill
200K Brevet

Saturday 14 May 2022
08:00 EDT Start Time

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Hexenkopf Hill 200K Brevet

Saturday 14 May 2022
08:00 EDT Start Time

Start Location

Flint Hill Farms

1922 Flint Hill Road
Coopersburg, PA 18036
(610) 838-2928

Flint Hill Farm

Flint Hill Farm Educational Center is a working farm located on the summit of Flint Hill in Coopersburg, PA.  Events hosted at the Flint Hill will start in their large arena building, where breakfast is served at the start and a meal is served after the finish. Lodging can be reserved in the farmhouse for a small extra fee, first come, first served, with priority to riders riding longer events. Book a farmhouse bed as part of your brevet registration. Tent camping on site is free. 

Parking

Park along the fence around the corral to the right just past the antennas as you enter.

Lodging

Riders are advised to make sleeping arrangements at or near the start/finish. Please don't try to drive a long distance before or after a tough brevet.  Multiple options are available.

Finish

Join us in the buffet in the arena building to recount your tales of joy, woe, and epic adventure (some of which may even be true). There will be access to a hot shower, allowing you to clean up after the ride, as well as port-o-johns. 

Ride Description

HexenkopfYou'll visit two rivers, traveling to the Schuylkill, then to the Delaware, and climb to one of the spookiest places in PA.

The route starts with the descend from Flint Hill Farm. Begining with Beverly Hills, just past Cooperburg, the terrain is consistently rolling all the way to the Schuylkill river.  Across the river you'll reach a control shared with the 400K (a super Wawa)    just short of Harmonyville.

Here the course turns South East, following the Schuylkill on mildly rolling terrain to the control at Lock 60 park in Mont Clare, home of the last remaining operational lock in the Schuylkill Navigation System. Now you turn to the North East, climbing away from the river on "Level Road" till the terrain moderates through the heart of Bucks and Montgomery counties, including some paved trails in Evansburg State Park. Soon thereafter you will find yourself on familiar randoneuring roads approaching the info controle along the prettiest road in PA, Upper Tinicum Church, where the course begins to turn North West along the Delaware river for an easy riverside spin.

All too soon it's back to climbing as the course takes you over Hexenkopf Hill, passing close to the haunted rock at its summit. From there the course swings South West again, through Hellertown, and then the last grunt up to Flint Hill.

There are several steep, extended climbs.  A triple or 39x27 is highly recommended.

Course History

DateFinishers
2022-05-142
Course Record 2022-05-14: William Fischer (09:37, 20.8 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.

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

Registration Fee

For PA Rando members: $40
There is an extra $10 charge for registration if you are not a member of Pennsylvania Randonneurs.
Pre-payment only. Day-of-event payment is not available for this event.

Includes

Subject to possible pandemic restrictions, several items are included in your registration. At the start/finish a complimentary breakfast buffet will be provided before the ride, and a dinner buffet will be available after the ride. Also at the start/finish there will be port-o-johns, and some places for "safety naps". Tent camping on the Flint Hill grounds is free. NOTE: As of now, all the farmhouse beds are booked. Contact the organizer if you want to be waitlisted for a bed.

Lodging at the Start-Finish

Registration is closed for this event.

Schedule

07:00 Sign-in, Bike Inspection
07:50 Rider meeting
08:00 EDT Riders depart

Conditions

Finish Cutoff: 21:30 EDT 14 May 2022 (13.5 hrs)

Daylight Hours

Sunrise: 05:43
Sunset: 20:10

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: Coopersburg, 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.

Questions About This Event?

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The online URL for this event info page is

https://parando.org/info/event/2022-05-14/200

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