Flint Hill Farm Educational Center is a working farm located on the summit of Flint Hill in Coopersburg, PA.
Park along the fence around the corral to the right just past the antennas as you enter.
Riders are advised to make sleeping arrangements at or near the start/finish. Please don't try to drive a long distance before or after a tough brevet. Multiple options are available.
Join us in the buffet in the arena building to recount your tales of joy, woe, and epic adventure (some of which may even be true). There will be access to a hot shower, allowing you to clean up after the ride, as well as port-o-johns.
You'll visit two rivers, traveling to the Schuylkill, then to the Delaware, and climb to one of the spookiest places in PA.
The route starts with the descend from Flint Hill Farm. Begining with Beverly Hills, just past Cooperburg, the terrain is consistently rolling all the way to the Schuylkill river. Across the river you'll reach a control shared with the 400K (a super Wawa) just short of Harmonyville.
Here the course turns South East, following the Schuylkill on mildly rolling terrain to the control at Lock 60 park in Mont Clare, home of the last remaining operational lock in the Schuylkill Navigation System. Now you turn to the North East, climbing away from the river on "Level Road" till the terrain moderates through the heart of Bucks and Montgomery counties, including some paved trails in Evansburg State Park. Soon thereafter you will find yourself on familiar randoneuring roads approaching the info controle along the prettiest road in PA, Upper Tinicum Church, where the course begins to turn North West along the Delaware river for an easy riverside spin.
All too soon it's back to climbing as the course takes you over Hexenkopf Hill, passing close to the haunted rock at its summit. From there the course swings South West again, through Hellertown, and then the last grunt up to Flint Hill.
There are several steep, extended climbs. A triple or 39x27 is highly recommended.
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. 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.
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. 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. At the start/finish a complimentary breakfast buffet will be provided before the ride, and a dinner buffet will be available after the ride. Also at the start/finish there will be port-o-johns, and some places for "safety naps". Tent camping on the Flint Hill grounds is free. NOTE: As of now, all the farmhouse beds are booked. Contact the organizer if you want to be waitlisted for a bed.
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