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 New Hope to Hope course, with a midpoint start/finish so you can return to your car mid-ride for re-supply. This is a reversed version of last month's "New Hope to New Hope" 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.
Starting from the large parking lot at the Pohatcong Shopping Center in Phillipsburg near the intersection of US22 and I-78, 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 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 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) and return through Belvidere to Stewartsville and the finish.
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.
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