Pennsylvania Randonneurs

Hawk's Nest
200K Brevet

Saturday 9 June 2018
06:30 EDT Start Time

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Hawk's Nest 200K Brevet

Saturday 9 June 2018
06:30 EDT Start Time

Start Location

Village Farmer & Bakery

13 Broad Street
Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327
(570) 476-944

The Village Farmer & Bakery is a small, family-owned operation featuring a variety of bakery items. It also has a deli counter at which you can order sandwiches. They run a delicious BBQ in the afternoon. In the morning, the breakfast croissant and VF sandwich are highly recommended.

There is a sink you can use to fill water bottles at the right far corner of the shop, but no public rest room. There are port-a-johns outside behind the building. The PA Welcome Center (a few blocks north) has a proper rest room.


Parking is available at Park-N-Ride near the I-80 Interchange, across the street from the Pennsylvania Welcome Center.  Ride south down Broad Street to the Village Famer & Bakery.  The ride will start from the parking lot adjacent to the Village Farmer.

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

Starting out at the Village Farmer in Delaware Water Gap we head north up the Allegheny Front through Canadensis and Promised Land.  Instead of stopping at Hawley, we'll bypass the busy traffic by heading over to Rt 402 and then on along the scenic Lackawaxen River. After crossing the historic Roebling Aqueduct, we join up with Rt 97, which is a scenic and generally flat river road, except for the detour that climbs up the mountain to the 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 Flats Deli controle has legendary sandwiches. The sandwiches will give you energy to climb Old Mine Rd to Millbrook Village (water and bathrooms) and then finish up through the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area.

While our early start time means leaving before the Village Farmer opens for breakfast, it assures that Flat's Deli (mile 97) will be open.  It also allows riders to put much of the climb up the Allegheny Front behind them before the heat of the day.  And the Village Farmer will have its great BBQ operation running when we return.

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

Course History

Course Record 2016-07-30: Scotty Steingart (07:07, 28.1 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 also accepts Electronic Proof of Passage (EPP), but the only form of EPP accepted  is the eBrevet cell phone app. (Version 1.2.4 minimum required). Your finish time and finish code from the EPP app must be written on the paper card or you will 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: $10
There is an extra $10 charge for registration if you are not a member of Pennsylvania Randonneurs.
Prices include $10 discount for pre-payment.
Registration is closed for this event.


05:30 Sign-in, Bike Inspection
06:20 Rider meeting
06:30 EDT Riders depart


Finish Cutoff: 20:00 EDT 9 June 2018 (13 hours, 30 minutes)

Daylight Hours

Sunrise: 05:29
Sunset: 20:31


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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