2018 Events
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April 28th - Cranbury 200k - Cranbury, NJ

Cranbury 200k - Update 4/26/18

Final rider materials are posted to the Events Page.  This includes the cue-sheet in both Excel and PDF and the Safety Instructions.  These same documents will be in the rider packet which is picked up at registration on Saturday morning, along with the brevet card. 

Schedule of events for Saturday 4/28:

6:00am - Registration Opens - Village Park, Cranbury, NJ

6:55am - Last minute instructions from Organizer

7:00am - Start

12:53pm - Finish Control opens!  Pizza and Beer to all finishers!

7:50pm - Sun sets.  Any riders still on route need lighting and reflective gear to continue the brevet as specified in RUSA rules for riders.  See Brevet FAQ Page on this site for details.  

8:30pm - Cut - off for official finish time.  

Cranbury 200k - Update  4/23/18

A second pre-ride of the Cranbury 200k took place yesterday.  The Organizer and RBA rode the entire route successfully.  Noted below are changes riders can expect to see when materials are updated Tuesday night. 

The control in Union Beach (Burger King) is closing for renovation before our date. We are moving the control to the Quick Chek just the opposite side of the street.  They normally do not have a bathroom for customers, but have offered to allow us use of the employee rest room.  

The control in Belmar (TR's Grill) has yet to open for the season.  It looked as if some remodeling was being done.  We've opted to use the Mamalukes Pizza Grill.  This is just one block further south on Ocean Avenue.
Ocean Blvd in Belmar is closed to all traffic just south of the control. This includes the boardwalk. A detour was test ridden which adds only 0.5 miles to the route. 

All other aspects of the route were as predicted.  No special problems were encountered.  

Registered Riders = 67 as of 4/26 - 8:00pm

Dan Aaron, Kevin Barry, Marc Bernardo, Kenneth Bernstein, 
James Bonacorda, Razvan Buciuc, Laurent Chambard, 
Bill Charlton, George Chevalier, Mario Claussnitzer, Rob Coyle, 
Brendan Detweiller, Alfred Dolich,  Dawn Engstrom, Matt Farrell, Mike Farrell,  Patrick Fleming, Mary Foley, Andrew Froberg, Mark Garbarini, 
Nicholas Gigliotti, Steven Goldsmith, Klaus Greenwood, Judson Hand, Ronald Harlos,  Edward Hernandez, Sarah Hreha, Erica Jacobs,
Thomas Keenan, Antone Konst, Simon Korzun, Walter Ku, John Leonard, Jamie Levy, Michael Lorditch, Colin Martin, Ian Mangion, Kate Marshall, Caitlin Martin, Richard McKee,  Mara Miller, Edward McDonnell, 
Rajesh Nyack, Patrick Perrella, Todd Peterson, Walter Pettigrew, 
Anne Racioppi, Paul Reh, Jennifer Ropka, Robin Rootkin, 
Thomas Rozwadowski, John Russell, Michelle Savacool, Barbara Sine, 
Will Sherman, Christopher Slocum, Kevin Smith, Kieth Snyder, 
Daryl Southwood, Eric Stigim, Holly Terracciano, Jacob Thies, 
Andrew Thomas, Victor Urvanstev, Mac Vergara, Charles Wilkins, Oliver Zong

Registation Closes Thusday, April 26 at 11:59 pm.  Sorry no day of registration is accepted.   

Original event information:

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.   More Information

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
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