Pennsylvania Randonneurs

Stillwater
200K Brevet

Saturday 4 February 2023
07:00 EST Start Time

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Stillwater 200K Brevet

Saturday 4 February 2023
07:00 EST Start Time

Start Location

Pohatcong Plaza Wawa

1300 US-22
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

WawaWe will gather for the start behind the Wawa #8313, next to the WalMart that's part of Pohatcong Plaza in Phillipsburg NJ. This in one of several shopping centers clustered around the US22 / I-78 Intersection. The Wawa is open 24 hours and has bathrooms inside. The finish control at Frank's Tratoria is a short distance across the shopping center.

Parking

Park in the large lot between the Wawa and the WalMart  near the start, or if you want your car conveniently located at the end of the brevet (when you are tired and cold and hungry), park over near Franks Trattoria Italian restaurant located between the Stop-n-Shop and the Regal movie theater in Pohatcong Plaza, and ride your bike over to the Wawa at the start. 

Wherever you park, make it some distance from the stores -- leave the nearby spots for store customers.

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.

Lodging

Traveling far? Overnight accommodations are available at the low cost America's Value Inn, and other hotels near Phillipsburg
Make your own reservations by calling the hotel directly.

Finish

FranksThe finish gathering place is Franks Trattoria Italian restaurant located between the Stop-n-Shop and the Regal movie theater in Pohatcong Plaza. It's a short ride back to the Wawa from there.

Volunteer

This event needs volunteers for the following jobs:

Contact Organizer to Volunteer.

Ride Description

This event has been rescheduled to 12 February. It was originally to run on the 5th, but the potential for black ice that day has forced the change of date.

Starting from the Wawa in Phillipsburg, we follow the Musconetcong creek through Warren Glen to the Delaware, then to a controle in Milford at the Bridge St Bagel.  We then head over to Little York where we climb up over Jugtown mountain on Sweet Hollow Road, then descend Tunnel Rd into Asbury.  At Asbury, we follow the Musconetcong River north to Port Murray where we head over the ridge to the Great Meadows controle.  The route continues to points north to Allamuchy, Tranquility and into the Quick Check in Lafayette.  We then head west and then south into Swartswood State Park where we stop at the quaint Geo. D. Garris General Store in Stillwater.

Returning on mildly rolling roads through Blairstown we then follow the Paulins Kill, passing through two Lackawanna Cutoff Tunnels, and under the Paulinskill Viaduct, at one time (1910) the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world. From there it's just a short ride over the Columbia-Portland pedestrian bridge back into Portland and then down the Delaware the usual way through Belvidire, the last little grunt over the hill in Harmony, and then down to the finish in Philipsburg.

This route is an old PA Rando classic that we have sometimes ridden in the Winter. Although there are many wide, well mantained roads, there are more country lanes in this route than in the H2NH route. Beware of the possibility of black ice and road debris. As usual, there are several steep, extended climbs. Wide range gearing is recommended.

Course History

DateFinishers
2011-02-0514
2011-11-0516
2011-12-0318
2012-11-0311
2012-12-0115
2013-03-2327
2013-11-0218
2014-11-0117
2014-12-0617
2015-11-0125
2016-11-0514
2019-09-0719
2022-02-1216
Course Record 2019-09-07: Scotty Steingart (06:53, 29.1 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.

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

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.
Pre-registration required.
Registration closes 23:59 EST, Wednesday 1 February

Register On-Line

Schedule

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

Conditions

Finish Cutoff: 20:30 EST 4 February 2023 (13.5 hrs)

Daylight Hours

Sunrise: 07:06
Sunset: 17:22

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

Weather forecast for start location: Phillipsburg, NJ.

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/2023-02-04/200

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