Hopewell Furnace Classic

    Filed under:
    Level C+
    Event Date:
    Sat, Oct. 17, 2020 9:30am - 4pm
    Location:
    French Creek State Park, Hopewell Lake parking lot
    Website:
    https://phillybikeclub.org/bcpdo/ride/calendar
    Contact:
    Linda A McGrane 
    Contact Phone:
    2672517862 
    Contact E-mail:
    mcgrane_linda_a@yahoo.com 
    Ride Distance:
    63 

    This event occurs in the America/New York time zone.

    SAT OCTOBER 17, 2020 - RESCHEDULED FROM LAST SATURDAY - HOPEWELL FURNACE CLASSIC WITH UPDATED ROUTE - COVID PRECAUTIONS IN EFFECT

    Level B-: 14mph, 63 miles. Meet at French Creek State Park, parking lot at Hopewell Lake, near the boat launch area. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. RESCHEDULED from 10/10 - An incredibly scenic ride through the Oley Valley in Berks County. Thanks to Rich Wagner for this picturesque route. Featuring the crossing of two covered bridges, Three rest stops. One at your standard convenience store. One at a great little deli/restaurant in the quaint town of Oley. And even one at a chocolatier. Terrain will consist of significant climbs for the first and last 15 miles , but this route has been adjusted, so that the beginning and ending climbs over the ridge are more gentle, less steep. The middle 30 is rolling to flat. This will be one of the prettiest rides you will do this year. Cue sheets will be available. Total climbing 3847 feet. We will stop to regroup as needed. DRIVING DIRECTIONS to French Creek State Park: Take the Main PA Turnpike (I-76) West to the Downingtown Exit. This is two exits beyond (west of) the Valley Forge exit. After leaving the Turnpike, take PA 100 North/Pottstown Pike for 4 miles. You will pass through the town of Eagle. Turn left onto Conestoga Rd/PA-401 West. Stay on 401 West for 6 miles, then turn right onto PA-345 North/Bulltown Rd. Follow PA-345 North for 4 miles. There will be signs on 345 for French Creek State Park, and Hopewell Lake. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34361926. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11:59 pm.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, mcgrane_linda_a@yahoo.com, 267-251-7862