There are special proceedures and restrictions on this event because of the COVID-19 safety plan. Riders must
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The start location at the Holiday Inn Express is conveniently located close to the 25th street exit of US22 in Easton, PA.
Parking for all riders is available in the Holiday Inn Express parking lot.
Although there is some shared access to a hotel guest room, subject to pandemic restrictions, riders are advised to book private rooms at or near the start/finish. Please don't try to drive a long distance before or after a tough brevet. Make your own reservations by directly contacting your chosen hotel. The start/finish hotel is the Holiday Inn Express at 90 Kunkle Dr, Easton PA. PA Randonneurs will have a group code there. Should you want to stay at the start/finish hotel, reserve your room early! The block of rooms is limited and group codes expire 30 days before the event. Call the front desk directly at 610-923-9495 and say you are with the cycling group. Another option that is an easy bike ride away is the Quality Inn at 2415 Nazareth Rd. Further out, there several other hotels in Easton you may choose from.
Join us in the buffet in the conference room at the Holiday Inn to recount your tales of joy, woe, and epic adventure (some of which may even be true). There will be access to a shower, allowing you to clean up after the ride, as well as rest rooms at the hotel. A limited number of bunks will be available for "safety naps" (subject to pandemic restrictions). If you need full overnight accomodations, please book a room for yourself.
Ride from the Holiday Inn of Easton, PA to the community of Hollywood, PA, via mildly rolling classic Bucks County cycling roads and rail trails, reaching down to the Philly Suburbs.
The southmost turnaround is the community of Hollywood, which features many California style homes. The 174-home neighborhood was created in 1928 by a builder from California, Gustav Weber. The homes were built in pastel colors with flat roofs, similar to Spanish-style homes in the Los Angeles area. Streets were named Los Angeles, San Diego, Pasadena and San Gabriel.
The return route is Northeast to New Hope, and then along the Delaware River back to Easton on generally flat and familiar roads.
The course includes some bike trail segments, including the mostly paved Horsham Power Line Trail, and the unpaved Pennypack Trail, which have crushed stone surface, suitable for most tires. These are beautiful trails, but are shared use trails. Riders need to be respectful of pedestrian users and cautious at road crossings as they enjoy the otherwise car-free experience.
In the early part of the course there are several steep, extended climbs. Specifically, the course begins with a climb over Gaffney Hill (no relation to Patrick) and our all time favorite, The Kohlberg, via Lower Saucon Rd. After those two, the major work is done. Nevertheless, 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.
These events are not for beginners. The courses are hilly. You may face extremes of weather: heat, cold, wind, rain. 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.
Subject to possible pandemic restrictions, several items are included in your registration. A complimentary breakfast buffet will be provided before the ride, and a pizza/pasta buffet will be available after the ride. There will be shared access to a shower, if allowed by pandemic rules in effect at the time. Also with possible pandemic restriction, a limited number of bunks will be available for "safety naps". If you need the certainty of a shower and bunk, or full overnight accomodations, please book a room for yourself. No lodging is included, but PA Randonneurs has reserved a limited block of rooms at the Holiday Inn that riders may book. Contact the hotel directly. Usually it's best to do this by phone directly to the hotel desk at 610-923-9495. Make sure they understand you are with the cycling group code BE3. Or you can make reservations online.
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