Saturday 7 September 2019
07:00 EDT Start Time
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.
This event needs volunteers for the following jobs:
Contact Organizer to Volunteer.
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.
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.
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