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May 21, 2022: 300K

May 21, 2022 @ 5:00 am - May 22, 2022 @ 1:00 am EDT


A classic adventure route, this 300K out-n-back includes everything from post-industrial urban neighborhoods to short steep stretches of unpaved trail…plus plenty of Sheetz stops.

Update 05/13/2022: As Bob Gregory noted, it is possible that water levels behind the Connemaugh Dam are high enough that the trail around mile 41 may be a bit more than merely damp. In that case, there’s a detour available starting at the trailhead at mile 38.6; it’s an on-road leg that adds one mile and 100′ of climbing. I will attempt to verify passability the day of the ride; but I will certainly accept GPS tracks that take the bypass.


TLDR: Register by Thursday night 05/19/2022, be a RUSA membersign a waiver, use Electronic Proof of Passage, and let me know by Wednesday if you want a brevet card, paper cue sheet, or have any problems signing up. Let me know when you’re done with the ride.

1) Are you officially signed up? Registration closes Thursday night. No day-of registration will be offered.
   1a) You have to be a current member of RUSA in order to get credit. If you’re not one, please sign up or renew ASAP, and let me know now, so that I can politely nudge the membership committee.
   1b) We hate and fear liability. As part of signing up for the brevet, you should have signed a waiver, and gotten a confirmation via email. If you did not, please do so here, or let me know before the ride starts.
2) We’re cutting-edge. We are strongly encouraging use of Electronic Proof of Passage(EPoP), rather than olde-tyme brevet cards.
   2a) What’s EPoP? A GPS record of your ride (RideWithGPS, Strava, Garmin…basically, anything that you can send me a link to view and I can use to verify where you were and when you got there).
   2b) What if my GPS dies? How do I get credit? As a fallback, I recommend saving receipts from each controle just in case. Pictures of yourself at controles can also work, but only if time/location stamped.
   2c) What if I really want a brevet card? Let me know by Wednesday night, and I’ll make one up for you.
3) Want to know where you’re going? By default, cue sheets are electronic. I *might* have a paper copy or two at the start, but, if you know you’ll need one, please print one at home, or please let me know by Wednesday night.
4) What to do after the ride ends? Please text (412 915 6206) or email me to let me know that you’re in, and please send me the link to your GPS track.


Cue sheet, pending final revision (opens in new window)


May 21, 2022 @ 5:00 am EDT
May 22, 2022 @ 1:00 am EDT
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Dan Blumenfeld
(412) 915-6206


Homestead, under the Homestead Grays Bridge
149 West Bridge St
Homestead, PA 15120 United States
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