Pennsylvania Randonneurs

Portland Stillwater
200K Brevet

Saturday 7 September 2019
07:00 EDT Start Time

EventGPS/CuesheetRosterMessage BoardResultsRide Report

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.


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.

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.


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


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.

Course History

Course Record 2019-09-07: Scotty Steingart (06:53, 29.1 kph)

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. 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.  There is no sag wagon. 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 EDT Riders depart


Finish Cutoff: 20:30 EDT 7 September 2019 (13 hours, 30 minutes)

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 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?

Please click here to ask the organizer a question about this event.

The online URL for this event info page is

For all other information about Pennsylvania Randonneurs, visit our web site