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Portland Stillwater
200K Brevet

Saturday 7 September 2019
07:00 EDT Start Time

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Portland Stillwater 200K Brevet

Saturday 7 September 2019
07:00 EDT Start Time

Start Location

Portland Dunkin Donuts

398 Delaware Ave
Portland, PA 18351
(570) 897-5599

What was once the Portland Diner, then Portland Bagel, is now a Dunkin Donuts.

Parking

Park at the Portland Park 'n Ride located here. It's a very short ride north on 611 to reach the Dunkin Donuts.  Do not park in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot.

Lodging

Numerous lodging options are available in East Stroudsburg, for example, the modest Days Inn.  Also nearby in Stone Church is the modestly priced yet highly rated Chelsea Sun Inn.

Finish

Finish is at Theresa's Pizza, just south of Portland on 611S. Directions.

Volunteer

This event needs volunteers for the following jobs:

Contact Organizer to Volunteer.

Ride Description

Starting from the latest incarnation of Portland, PA's eatery (now a Dunkin), we follow the Delaware River south through Belvidere, and on to a controle in Milford at the Bridge St Bagel.  We then head over to Little York where we climb up over Jugtown mountain on Sweet Hollow Road, then descend Tunnel Rd into Asbury.  At Asbury, we follow the Musconetcong River north to Port Murray where we head over the ridge to the Great Meadows controle.  The route continues to points north to Allamuchy, Tranquility and into the Millside Cafe in Lafayette.  We then head west and then south into Swartswood State Park where we stop at the quaint Geo. D. Garris General Store in Stillwater.

Returning on mildly rolling roads through Blairstown we then follow the Paulins Kill, fording it by means of a 125 year old footbridge, passing through two Lackawanna Cutoff Tunnels, and under the Paulinskill Viaduct, at one time (1910) the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world. From there it's just a short ride over the Columbia-Portland pedestrian bridge back into Portland for Pizza at Theresa's Cucina.

This route was last run in November, 2013. As usual, there are several steep, extended climbs. Wide range gearing is recommended.

General Info

This ride is a randonneur style bicycle event under the sanction of Randonneurs USA and Audax Club Parisian. Completing this event can help you train and qualify for Paris-Brest-Paris and earn RUSA and ACP  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 Club Members: $10
For Guests: $15
Prices include $5 discount for pre-payment.
Registration is closed for this event.

Schedule

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

Conditions

Finish Cutoff: 20:30 EDT 7 September 2019 (13.5 hrs)

Daylight Hours

Sunrise: 06:34
Sunset: 19:23

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: Portland, 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/2019-09-07/200

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