Pennsylvania Randonneurs

Hawk's Nest Classic
200K Brevet

Saturday 7 August 2021
07:00 EDT Start Time

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Hawk's Nest Classic 200K Brevet

Saturday 7 August 2021
07:00 EDT Start Time

Please print and fill out this paper waiver and bring it with you to the start.

Start Location

DWG Park and Ride

Broad Street
Delaware Water Gap, PA 18360

The starting location is from the Park N Ride lot near the I-80 interchange for Delaware Water Gap.  Look for the organizer when you arrive.  There is a convenience store on the right just down Broad Street from the parking lot should you need anything last minute.


Parking is available at the start location near the I-80 Interchange, across the street from the Pennsylvania Welcome Center.  

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.


Traveling far? Overnight accommodations are available at several hotels in Stroudsburg. Make your own reservations by calling the hotel directly.


After finishing, relax and replenish at the Village Farmer & Bakery BBQ counter operating in the yard.  It operates until 8pm inthe summer.

Ride Description

Starting out at the Park and Ride Lot in Delaware Water Gap we head north up the Allegheny Front through Canadensis and Promised Land State Park.  At the top we control at the Exxon Promised Land Fuel Stop before beginning the long descent toward the Delaware River along the scenic Lackawaxen River. After crossing the historic Roebling Aqueduct, we join up with Rt 97, which is a scenic and generally flat river road, except for the detour that climbs up the mountain to the controle in Eldred (pronounced El Dread). After summiting, it's on to Port Jervis through the many amazing overlooks at Hawks Nest.  

Hawk's Nest

Your reward is perhaps ice cream at the Port Jervis controle.

From Port Jervis, we begin our return leg down along the Delaware River.  The Hainesville General Store controle offeres decent food for replenishing before tackling the Old Mine Rd climb to Millbrook Village (water and bathrooms).  from Millbrooke Village, it's a quick dash through the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area to the finish.  You'll cross the Delaware one final time on the I-80 pedestrian bridge which is also the Appalachian Trail.  

There are several steep, extended climbs. Choose your gears accordingly.


Course History

Course Record 2016-07-30: Scotty Steingart (07:07, 28.1 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 also accepts Electronic Proof of Passage (EPP), but the only form of EPP accepted  is the eBrevet cell phone app. (Version 1.2.4 minimum required). Your finish time and finish code from the EPP app must be written on the paper card or you will 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: $15
There is an extra $10 charge for registration if you are not a member of Pennsylvania Randonneurs.
Pre-payment only. Day-of-event payment is not available for this event.
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 August 2021 (13 hours, 30 minutes)

Daylight Hours

Sunrise: 06:04
Sunset: 20:08

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: Delaware Water Gap, 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.

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