Pennsylvania Randonneurs

Little Britain
200K Brevet

Saturday 4 January 2020
07:00 EST Start Time

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Little Britain 200K Brevet

Saturday 4 January 2020
07:00 EST Start Time

Start Location

The Shops at Landis Valley

2350 Oregon Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601

The Shops at Landis Valley is a small plaza offering a 24-hour Turkey Hill and several small restaurants.  The start will stage in the parking lot along Landis Valley Road (north side).  


Limited parking is available at the start.  Please park close to the driveway entrance from Landis Valley Rd. Additional parking is available at the Landis Valley Farm Museum approximately 1/4 mile from the start on the opposite side of Oregon Pike.

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.


There are numerous lodging options in the Lancaster area.


The finish control volunteer will be awaiting your arrival in the Highland Pizeria located in the Shops at Landis Valley plaza.  Food, drink, and good times await.


This event needs volunteers for the following jobs:

Contact Organizer to Volunteer.

Ride Description

Enjoy a north-south tour of Lancaster County with a start-finish in the middle. The Little Britain route starts just north of Lancaster near the Landis Valley Farm Museum. The opening loop heads north toward Berks County and the first control in Wommelsdorf, passing through the Middle Creek Wildlife management area along the way. Look for a variety of waterfowl as you pass, especially Snow Geese. The route heads south, but along a different path that will take you over the Furnace Hills, cross the outbound leg in Durlach, and return via Clay to the start location which is also the second control. It's an open control so you'll have your choice to get your card validated.

The southern loop heads east toward Intercourse before turning south through numerous named wide spots in the road: Bellemont, Nickel Mines, Nine Points. Don't blink or you'll miss them. As you might guess, services are limited in this area so you'd be wise to check your supplies before leaving the Landis Valley control. Little Britain marks the southern end of the loop with a control at the Little Britain Store. It has everything you need. The final legs head north through Quarryville, Strasburg and Smoketown before returning you to the finish. There are a few hills to climb along the way. But there are some that offer glorious descents, too.

Course History

Course Record 2020-01-04: Christopher Maglieri (08:37, 23.2 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.  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.   Complete several ordinary century cycling events before starting a 200K brevet;  complete several 200Ks before starting a longer brevet.


Registration Fee

Pennsylvania Randonneurs members ride FREE!
There is an extra $25 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.


Pennsylvania Randonneuring actve members ride this one for free!  Have you renewed your PA Rando membership for 2020?

Registration is closed for this event.


06:00 Sign-in, Bike Inspection
06:50 Rider meeting
07:00 EST Riders depart


Finish Cutoff: 20:30 EST 4 January 2020 (13 hours, 30 minutes)

Daylight Hours

Sunrise: 07:24
Sunset: 16:47

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: Lancaster, 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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