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Fall NeoClassic
154K Populaire

Saturday 16 October 2021
07:30 EDT Start Time

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Fall NeoClassic 154K Populaire

Saturday 16 October 2021
07:30 EDT Start Time

Start Location

National Canal Museum

2750 Hugh Moore Park Road
Easton, PA 18042
2672180418

Hugh Moore Island in the Lehigh River is the home of the National Canal Museum.  The D&L Towpath bike trail passes accross the island.

The entrance to the park is an iron bridge that T's onto Lehigh Drive. After crossing the bridge make an immediate right and drive to the museum at the end of the road. Park at the last lot on the left. The main gathering location is near the Pavilion in front of the museum by the playground.

The club usually provides some food and drink at the start and finish of the event. If you want something more substantial,  the nearest 24 hour Diner is the Key City Diner 985 US-22, Phillipsburg, NJ. There's a 24 hour Wawa in Easton at 310 Larry Holmes Dr.  Alternatively, stop for something in Hellertown at about mile 10.

Many previous PA Rando brevets pass by this location, so it should look familiar. Nevertheless, if you've not been there by car it may be difficult to find, so be sure to allot a little extra time.

Parking

There are several parking lots on Hugh Moore Island. We gather for the start near the pavilion at the museum parking lot, farthest from the iron bridge. Do not park at the doggy park parking lot nearest the bridge (where, in previous years, we used to park).

Lodging

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

Finish

Gather in the pavilion near the Museum for post ride festivities.

Volunteer

This event needs volunteers for the following jobs:

Contact Organizer to Volunteer.

Ride Description

The leaves are just beginning to change ... hopefully, the foiliage will be peaking just in time for our event. This "Neo-Classical" edition of our traditional Fall Populaire starts at a new location in Easton PA.

After a breakfast buffet at the start/finish near the "Forks of the Delaware" at the National Canal Museum, we follow the Bushkill Creek "fork" into the rustic Pennsylvania farmland using the new Two-Rivers Trailway. In the distance, the Appalachian mountains can be seen, but the 154 Km Populaire route stays south of these tough mountains—no Fox Gap—pshew!

Instead, we cross through the Martins Creek on some Scenic ByWays as we head directly toward NJ at Riverton, where the challenging Lommanson Glen, Mountain View Drive, and Tunnel Rd climbs await.  The reward for that work is in the form of a scenic descent along Sweet Hollow into Milford. 

We then cross back into Pennslyvania to crawl up the Red Cliff, then down past Tinicum Church. Instead of the usual route on Headquarters Rd, we instead take Hollow Horn and Deep Hollow, another PA classic bike route past covered bridges and Stover Mill. Eventually we reach the southernmost point at Dublin, PA.  Now we turn back north, past Lake Nockamixon and the hostel onward to summit the challenging Gallows Hill, Morgan Hill, and Gaffney Hill climbs. After that, it's all downhill to the finish at the Canal Museum.

As shown in the route profile, there are several steep, extended climbs.  A triple or 39x27 is highly recommended.

Course History

DateFinishers
2018-10-204
Course Record 2018-10-20: Gregory W Forshey, Rudi Mayr (08:21, 18 kph)

General Info

This ride is a randonneur style bicycle event under the sanction of Randonneurs USA. Completing this event can help you train for Paris-Brest-Paris and earn RUSA  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.

Registration

For Club Members: $30
For Guests: $35
Pre-payment only. Day-of-event payment is not available for this event.

Includes

Food and drink is provided compliments of the club at the start/finish.

Pre-registration required.
Registration closes 23:59 EDT, Wednesday 13 October

Register On-Line

Schedule

06:30 Sign-in, Bike Inspection
07:20 Rider meeting
07:30 EDT Riders depart

Conditions

Finish Cutoff: 17:46 EDT 16 October 2021 (10.27 hrs)

Daylight Hours

Sunrise: 07:14
Sunset: 18:18


Weather

Weather forecast for start location: Easton, 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.

Questions About This Event?

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The online URL for this event info page is

https://parando.org/info/event/2021-10-16/154

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