Pennsylvania Randonneurs

Hawk's Nest, Bushkill Falls Approach
200K Brevet

Saturday 9 July 2022
07:00 EDT Start Time

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Hawk's Nest, Bushkill Falls Approach 200K Brevet

Saturday 9 July 2022
07:00 EDT Start Time

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

Hawk's NestStarting out at the Park and Ride Lot in Delaware Water Gap we head north up the Allegheny Front.  Instead of the familiar path through Canadensis and Promised Land, we will make our climb past the more scenic Bushkill Falls route and control at the 402 Cafe.  From there, it's the long descent along the scenic Lackawaxen River to the historic Roebling Aqueduct.  A short jaunt down Rt 97, which is a scenic and generally flat river road.  We depart the river at Barryville and climb the mountain to a controle in Eldred (pronounced El Dread). After summiting, it's on to Port Jervis through the many amazing overlooks at Hawks Nest.

At Port Jervis, we begin our return leg down along the Delaware River.  The Hainesville General Store controle is fast becoming a favorite.  You'll want to fuel up to for the climb up Old Mine Rd.  Millbrook Village offeres water and bathrooms.  From there is a straight shot on the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area to the finish in Delaware Water Gap.

There are several steep, extended climbs.  A triple or 39x27 is highly recommended.

Course History

Course Record 2019-07-13: Scotty Steingart (07:04, 28.3 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 encourages use of the eBrevet cell phone app. (Version 1.3 minimum required) as an electronic brevet card assistant. Nevertheless, you must check into all controls on the app -- or provide traditional proof for each control. Your finish time and finish code from the  app must be written on the paper card, along with your signature, or you may 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: $20
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 9 July 2022 (13 hours, 30 minutes)

Daylight Hours

Sunrise: 05:38
Sunset: 20:33


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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