There are special proceedures and restrictions on this event because of the COVID-19 safety plan. Riders must
Please do not forget to bring these items. It would also be good to have food, water in an insulated container, and a thermos of hot beverage in your car as you will be passing your car at the 100K point. Be alert for other announcements and instructions. The full set of restrictions and procedures are described in the PA Rando Blog. Please check often for updates.
Pohatcong Plaza is one of several shopping centers clustered around the US22 / I-78 Intersection.
Park in the parking lot spots along Bliss Blvd in the back of the Shopping Center by the Movie Theater (but not immediately next to the Movie Theater, please).
There are numerous services in the area including a Wawa, McDonalds, Applebees, Ruby Tuesday, White Castle, etc... Check your controle card for the official finish location.
A new version of our traditional Hope to New Hope course, with a midpoint start/finish so you can return to your car mid-ride for re-supply. To mitigate the difficulties of winter road conditions, this course mostly traverses primary roads with wide shoulders. Nevertheless, riders should be prepared for extreme low temperatures and the possibility of ice, snow and extra debris on the roadways.
An added benefit is that PA Randonneurs members with current memberships ride for free!
Starting from the large parking lot at the Pohatcong Shopping Center in Phillipsburg near the intersection of US22 and I-78, we head north up the Rt 519 corridor, over the Harmony ridge, on to Hope. Shortly past Hope we reverse direction (don't wan't to get too far beyond Hope). We then return through Belvidere to Stewartsville and your parked car (for replenishment without needing to enter a convenience store). Consider stocking your car with food, water protected from freezing, and possibly a thermos of a hot beverage. Extra hand warmers, dry gloves and clothes are also good to have in your car.
In the second half of the brevet we follow the Delaware River down through Riegelsville, Milford, Frenchtown, Stockton, Lambertville, and at last we find New Hope. This marks the southern extent of the course. We then retrace our path back to the finish.
MAKE SURE YOUR RUSA MEMBERSHIP IS RENEWED FOR 2021. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT IN 2021 IF YOUR RUSA MEMBERSHIP IS NOT PAID UP THROUGH 2021.
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.
This brevet is FREE to PA Rando members. Pay $20 now to renew your membership dues and ride "free". If you don't want to join, the price is $15, so why not pay the extra five bucks to join now? With PA Rando membership you receive a members discount for our events all year. Your dues help support randonneuring in PA, and you break even if you ride just two other events as a member.
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