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April 28th - Cranbury 200k - Cranbury, NJ

This classic tour of the Jersey Shore is our largest-attended event of the year. Held in late April in the hope of mild temperatures and sunny skies, the mostly flat route visits many of the popular shore areas, before the big crowds arrive.   Sixty-two riders reached the finish last year.  Once again we will use the Italian Touch Restaurant to host the finish line and offer free Pizza and Beer. 

Cranbury 200k - Update # 1 = 4/15/18

A pre-ride of the Cranbury 200k took place yesterday.  The Safety Officer and Co-Organizer successfully completed the route in warm, but windy conditions.  Other then a few new pot-holes that have cropped up on some of the central New Jersey roads there were no safety issues.  Cue-sheets are marked with safety warnings for rough road sections.  

Also, they encountered a road closure in Belmar just south of the control.  A road department detour added almost two miles to their overall mileage.  Should this closure still be in effect on the day of the event we have two possibilities open to us.  There is a paved boardwalk that may be open which for the short distance of the closure should present no ptoblem to riders.  Or, their is another detour which can be used that adds less then one mile to the route distance.  A second pre-ride is scheduled for the weekend prior to the event where this road closure will be checked.  

Registered Riders = 37 as of 4/20 - 9:00pm

Dan Aaron, Kevin Barry, Marc Bernardo, Kenneth Bernstein, 
James Bonacorda, Laurent Chambard, Mario Claussnitzer, Rob Coyle, 
Mike Farrell, Andrew Froberg, Mark Garbarini, Klaus Greenwood, 
Edward Hernandez, Sarah Hreha, Thomas Keenan, Antone Konst, 
Simon Korzun, Walter Ku, Michael Lorditch, Ian Mangion, Kate Marshall, 
Mara Miller, Edward McDonnell, Patrick Perrella, Todd Peterson, 
Anne Racioppi, Jennifer Ropka, Thomas Rozwadowski, John Russell, Michelle Savacool, Barbara Sine, Kevin Smith, Daryl Southwood, Eric Stigim, Holly Terracciano, Victor Urvanstev, Mac Vergara


Remaining 2018 Events



May 12th - Princeton 300k - Princeton, NJ

Prepare for some hilly terrain with this Classic route which dates back to the beginning of New Jersey Randonneurs.   There are some big climbs en-route to the northern regions of the state,  the most notable being Jenny Jump Mountain near Hope, NJ.   This was last held in 2016, with twenty-eight riders reaching the finish.  

May 19th - Jersey Devil 300k - Hammonton, NJ

This event was newly introduced last year and was a smashing success. Thirty-six riders enjoyed every mile of the flat South Jersey route.  The start and finish were hosted by the Econo-Lodge, with pizza and beer offered at the finish.  There were some fast times posted, with all starters finishing successfully.  

June 2nd - Wildwood 400k - East Windsor, NJ

Time for more shore riding with this route, which was used for the first time last year.   All twenty-six starters would successfully find their way around the flat route to reach the finish despite some rainfall early on.  The Days Inn is our host for the event.   

June 30th - Princeton 600k - Princeton, NJ

For the third year in a row we will hold this challenging two-loop 600K, with a re-designed second loop.  The first loop is 217 miles, venturing into the hills of Pennsylvania.  Upon return to the Clarion Hotel for some food and sleep, riders will undertake a second, 156-mile flat loop into the Pinelands region to Tuckerton Seaport.  There is a 25-rider limit. Registration opens in May.   

July 21st - New Jersey Arrow -  24 Hour Team Event

We bring back this team event which was held once before in 2016.  July is a fine time of year for a 24-hour point-to-point brevet.  Teams design their own route, starting anywhere they choose.  All teams will converge at 22 hours in Hillsborough, NJ, for breakfast.   A 14-mile final ride to Pete's Bike Shop in Flemington, NJ, will conclude the event with food, music, and prizes.   


More detailed information on the above events is available on the Events page of this web-site.

2018 Past Events:

Thrity-five riders finish Batsto 200k

 
The season opening 200k saw 40 riders take to the roads of southern New Jersey in summer like conditions.  It was over 60 degrees at the Low
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Tavern, in Egg Harbor Township, when the organizer gave the go to the eagerly awaiting field. 

With bright sunshine the thermometer would move quickly into the eighties.  A brisk south west wind accompanied the warm weather making the trek south to Salem quite arduous.  Especially, for those riding solo.  

With the support of the organizer and a full compliment of experienced volunteers riders were in good spirits at the halfway mark.  Most were looking forward to helpful winds on the second half of the ride.  Mother nature would not disappoint them in that regard.   

Thomas Dunn and Patrick Musselman arrived at the finish together setting a new course record at 7 hours 4 minutes.  This bested the prior record set by Jim Vreeland in 2017.  Nine other riders managed a finish time under 8 hours.  With almost half the field finishing in under 9 hours.   

Unfortunately a small group of riders did not arrive the Franklinville control within the time limit.  They had suffered a variety of problems on the trip to Salem losing a lot of time.  One rider was sagged to the finish by a volunteer and the remaining four rode back by a more direct route.  

A complimentary meal was graciously provided to all riders, thanks to Lower Bank Tavern owner Bill Reagan.  Who happens to be a fellow Randonneur and one of the Batsto 200k pre-riders.  All appreciated the good food and beverage.  


 

We look forward to seeing you!

Joe Kratovil

RBA  New Jersey - New York City