Hawks Nest 200k
Saturday August 4, 2012
This ride is a randonneur style event sanctioned by RUSA, offered to promote participation in the R-12 challenge. PA Randonneurs club membership is required in order to participate. In the spirit of pure randonneuring, minimal support is provided before, during, and after the ride.
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.
Water Gap Diner
55 Broad St
Delaware Water Gap, PA
Traveling far? Overnight accommodations are available at several hotels in Stroudsburg
Make your own reservations by calling the hotel directly.
1) PA Randonneurs club membership is required in order to participate.
2) Contact the ride organizer: Tom Rosenbauer
3) Print out cuesheet.
4) $10 registration fee due at sign-in.
6:30AM Sign-in and Bike Inspection opens
6:50AM Rider meeting
7:00AM Riders depart (~13:30 hr. time limit)
Daylight hours: 6:01 AM - 8:12 PM
NOTE: Riders finishing after 8:12 PM without lights and reflectors will be disqualifed.
- Arrive at least 30 minutes before scheduled start time.
- Sign-in, pay fee to organizer, and collect brevet card.
- Get bike inspected
- Rider meeting, 10 minutes before scheduled start time
Finish Controle (Diner check-out register)
- Initial sign-in sheet and record finish time at diner register
- Sign brevet card and place in envelope at diner register
Post ride gathering: at Delaware Water Gap Diner (at the start/finish controle)
This route is based on the 2009 edition of the Water Gap 600k.
Starting out at the Water Gap Diner 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 scenic Rt 97 for the run to Port Jervis -- be sure to stop at one of the many scenic overlooks at Hawks Nest.
At Port Jervis, we begin our return leg back to the hostel overnight controle -- down along the Delaware River. This time, we'll head over to Layton for a stop at the quaint Country Store and then finish up through the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area.
There are several steep, extended climbs. A triple or 39x27 is highly recommended.
August 13, 2011 Results Ride Report