Eastern PA 300K
Hawk's Nest
Saturday April 21, 2007
General Info
This ride is a randonneur style event sanctioned by RUSA and ACP for PBP qualification.  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 PA and NJ vehicle laws.  Safety is a primary concern ... please read and carry these Safety Instructions with you.

College Hill
300 Burke St.
Easton, PA
(610) 559-1145
Parking available on Burke street in front of house or around corner on Reeder St.

Traveling far? Overnight accommodations are available at the:
Lafayette Inn.  (610) 253-4500
Quality Inn (610) 253-9131
Make your own reservations by calling the hotel directly.  Rooms have been held under "PA Randonneurs".  Note: make your reservations early!  Rooms will be released 1 week before the event.

Mail Registration Form -or- Register On-Line
Pre-registration required -
All riders must sign waiver
Field Limit: 40 riders

5:00AM Sign-in, Bike Inspection
5:50AM Rider meeting
6:00AM Riders depart (20 hr. time limit)

Daylight hours: 6:14 AM - 7:47 PM

Post Ride
Showers available  -- bring your own towel.  Join us for pizza and share your epic stories, tall tales, and goals for the coming year.  A bedroom is available to rest before traveling home.
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Ride Description
This edition of the PA300k introduces a brand new route that heads up to Hawk's Nest along NY Rt 97.  Setting out at the new College Hill start/finish, we cross into NJ and head north to Belvidere and Blairstown.  After the Blairstown controle, we begin the long climb over the Kittatinny Mountains and descend into the Water Gap Recreation area at Millbrook Village.  We continue north up to Port Jervis where we pick up scenic Rt 97 that takes us past the Hawk's Nest overlook.  We cross the historic Roebling Delaware Aqueduct and then ride along the beautiful Lackawaxen River tow path.  Just outside of Hawley, we turn away from the river and head back south through the Delaware State Forest and return to the Water Gap Recreation area via the Dingman's Ferry Bridge.  We retrace our path back to Millbrook Village and then continue along the Delaware River all the way back to the Water Gap.  We cross back into PA on the Rt 80 Delaware River Bridge pedestrian walk. While on the pedestrian walk and for 1 block afterwards, you will be riding on the Appalachin Trail.  We continue working our way south along the Delaware River, through Portland, Riverton, and Martin's Creek before the final little grunt up to the College Hill finish. 

As you can see, the route takes us through several state and national forest areas -- it would not be unusual to encounter wild life including black bears.  The following link provides some tips on what to do if you encounter a black bear

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

Historical Records
"Classic" June 10, 2006  Results

"Classic" Course Record: 12:32 Nate Morgenstern

Cue sheet and Map/Profile
Registered Riders

Message Board
Preliminary Results

Pictures and Ride Report
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