Pennsylvania Randonneurs

Fall Neo Classic
200K Brevet

Saturday 28 October 2023
07:00 EDT Start Time

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Fall Neo Classic 200K Brevet

Saturday 28 October 2023
07:00 EDT Start Time

If you use the eBrevet cell phone app. (Version 1.2.4 minimum required.). Please write the app finish code and finish time on your paper card, and sign the card at the finish. If you used the app and don't write a finish code on your brevet card, you will be disqualified.

Start Location

College Hill Wawa

225 Cattell Street
Easton, PA 18042
(610) 253-4312

The start location at the College Hill is a traditional PA Randonneur start finish venue, dating back to the early days of the club. This Wawa is located in College Hill, a residential neighborhood situated on the hill overlooking downtown Easton. The  hill was once known as Mount Lafayette, and before that, Mount Washington. The northern boundary of the neighborhood  lies along Chestnut Ridge, an even taller hill that rises to 700 feet. Basically this means that every ride from College Hill must start with a climb, or finish with a climb, sometimes both.

There are no bathroom facilities at the College Hill Wawa.


You may legally park curbside along the roads to the East of Cattell Street (same side as Wawa) and above High St (north of Wawa). Parking is legal for most of the day in almost all locations. There are signs that say "No Parking" that seem off-putting, but these are usually good places to park. Careful reading of the sign reveals that overnight parking is prohibited, but parking during the day is just fine. Don't park where it says 3 Hour Parking near the Wawa. Park back past Porter Street  and Monroe for best selection of spots. You can also park up near the Finish Control on Parker Ave or Pennsylvania Ave.

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 Easton. Make your own reservations by calling the hotel directly. One option is the Holiday Inn Express at 90 Kunkle Dr, Easton PA. Somwhat less expensive is the Quality Inn at 2415 Nazareth Rd.


The post ride gathering is likely to be at Café Nadovich. To get back to your parked car near the Wawa, just go downhill.

Ride Description

The leaves are just beginning to change ... hopefully, the foiliage will be peaking just in time for our event. This edition of the Fall Classic PA200k includes all your favorite climbs and finishes with a BBQ hosted at Cafê Nadovich.

Beginning with a brisk descent off College Hill,  there are a series of "warm up climbs" over South Mountain (s)  that might have you questioning your life goals just a few minutes into the ride. The climbs eventually relent as we approach the first control, the Dublin Wawa, about 30 miles into the ride. From there things get a bit calmer for a while and we work our way to the Delaware, crossing at Milford and the Milford Market Control.

Land of Myth and Mystery

From Milford we climb Jugtown Mountain with Sweet Hollow, which is pleasant enough. But then there's another climb of Jugtown at Mountain View? And yet another at Montana? At least the course goes DOWN Fiddler's Elbow!  We follow the Delaware some more, past Belvedere, then on into Portland. Here we ride past Lake Minsi and do the final crossing of Blue Mountain  via  Fox Gap (the easy side) after the info controle at Columcille

Now on the North side of the mountain, we follow the usual route through Cherry Valley, then cross back to the South Side at Wind Gap. After a few minor rollers we are treated to the pleasant descent of Mud Run Rd (closed to traffic because of the collapsing roadway), and some more spinning along the Delaware, before the last little grunt back up College Hill to festivities at Café Nadovich.

As shown in the route profile, there are several steep, extended climbs.  Appropriately low gearing is recommended.


Course History

Course Record 2021-10-16: John Park (08:57, 22.3 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.


Post ride BBQ

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 28 October 2023 (13 hours, 30 minutes)

Daylight Hours

Sunrise: 07:27
Sunset: 18:01

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: 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.

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