A 300 kilometer ACP Randonneur Ride which will be lightly supported by New Jersey Randonneur volunteers. The route is a 187 mile loop through northern New Jersey and New York State with a 20 hour time limit. Checkpoints along the way will also have time limits imposed. If you are looking to challenge yourself please read the more detailed description below:For the second time since 2010 we bring you the Englewood 300k brevet. This is one of the most challenging routes we offer this year. We will venture beyond the boundaries of New Jersey into New York State, where it meets us to the north.
The rolling hills en route to West Milford and Port Jervis will test riders legs for the larger climbs yet to come. Guymard Turnpike is one easily remembered with it's 700 feet of elevation gain. Although, the view after the climb somewhat makes up for the effort.
Some easier miles are enjoyed from Otisville to Cornwall on the Hudson. However, the section to follow will challenge everyone with some 4,000 feet of elevation gain. Several good size knee breakers of 600 feet or more show up rather quickly. After which it's on to some familiar climbing on East Mombasha and Bramertown Roads. Then, the gradual long climbs of Harriman State Park whose paved roads lead one though the park before arriving at the penultimate control in Garnersville.
A final steep climb will present itself immediately on this final leg. However, the remaining terrain to the finish will be mild. There are a lot of turns for the final miles. The challenge is to stay alert and navigate.
This ride will be supported with volunteers in place at most controls, as well as the start and finish. All controls will have food and beverage available for purchase. Volunteer manned controls will have water and energy bars supplied.Please refer to our web-site for more details (njrando.com). Updated information will be continually added. Lighting and reflective gear according to RUSA rules are required. www.rusa.org.
Event details and schedule
Saturday, May 20 - 4am to 4:55am - Check-in / Bike Inspection - Crowne Plaza Hotel, 401 S. Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ 07631
Saturday, May 20 - 5am - Start Englewood 300k - Parking Lot Crowne Plaza Hotel
Sunday, May 21 - 1am - Cut-off for official finish!
Notes: Those arriving late to the start may check-in and start up until 6am. Although, RUSA rules do not allow a time credit for late start.
New Jersey Randonneurs