Heck Weekend, 400K ACP Brevet

Homestead Hampton Inn & Suites 301 W Waterfront Dr, West Homestead, PA, United States

Heck Weekend, day three. Enjoy the limestone.


Near Pittsburgh, Mostly Paved Trails 100K

Millvale Riverfront Park 70 Riverfront Dr, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

To shake off the wintry cobwebs, and in honor of the 5th year of the International Women's Day Together We Ride , we'll enjoy a tour of the trail system near Pittsburgh. Only one climb of note, and a simple, pleasant way to explore the city environs without needing to duel with traffic. There's some...Read more


Pittsburgh-Weirton-Monongahela 200K

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

Another classic early-season ride, starting in Homestead PA and striking east to Weirton West Virginia before returning via the south along the Mon River. Of some note is that the last 40-ish miles of this route are nearly flat (by southwestern PA standards, anyway), providing a welcome respite from our otherwise unrelenting hills. Registration closes:...Read more


Kittens and Puppies Monaca 100K

Pump House Park, Monaca 600 Atlantic Ave, Monaca, PA, United States

Taking the pleasant Ohio-based portions of our classic Kittens and Puppies route, but skipping the ever-worsening segment on Rt 51, this is a pleasant jaunt into eastern Ohio and back. The ride starts and ends in Monaca, PA, at Pump House Park. (Note that there is parking at several locations scattered around the park, all...Read more


Meanville Greenville 200K

Zelienople Park, Zelienople, PA 124 N Main St, Zelienople, PA, United States

It's been a while since we've offered Meanville Greenville (A two-Sheetz ride, for those keeping score). Starting in scenic downtown Zelienople, we'll head north, skirting New Castle and pausing in New Wilmington on the way to our first Sheetz stop in Greenville. Then, we head southeast through Mercer to our second Sheetz in Slippery Rock,...Read more


(Away) PA Fleche

Let's put a team together to ride the PA Randonneurs Fleche. The earliest start is April 25th; the recommended is April the 27th, with a finish on Sunday the 28th. (Note that there is a conflict with Crush the Commonwealth, which starts the morning of Friday the 26th.) Details here: https://parando.org/info/event/2024-04-25/360

Pittsburgh 100K

Bud Harris Cycling Oval 1401 Washington Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

(Contrary to usual 100K practice, we're starting this one at 7 AM, to avoid the worst of the traffic on Allegheny River Blvd and Freeport Rd.) Starting at the Bud Harris Cycling Oval, this suburban populaire follows the Allegheny River upstream to Oakmont (site of the notable Oakmont Bakery), then north through Rural Ridge and...Read more


McConnell’s Mills 200K

North Park Boathouse 10301 Pearce Mill Rd, Allison Park, PA, United States

The McConnell's Mills 200K route has undergone a bit of revision since its inception: one of the controles (the Creighton Sheetz) no longer exists, and the final leg of the route passes through an area that has become quite trafficky and unpleasant later in the day. So, we've moved the start to North Park, allowing...Read more


Castleman’s Run 300K

Noble J. Dick Aquatorium, Monongahela 200 Railroad St, Monongahela, PA, United States

Originally, this was to be a revival of an old route into Ohio...the Minerva Cheese Ride, named for reasons that have faded into the mists of time. Sadly, after scouting, I decided that the route is not worth exhuming. So, we're offering last year's Castleman 300 as a far-less-hazardous substitute. Registration closes: Thursday May 16th...Read more


(Away) Calvin’s Challenge 2024

The classic 12-hour ultracycling race has returned, with the addition of a 24-hour RAAM qualifier!

See the event web site for more details: https://www.bikereg.com/calvins-challenge-2024

Inaugural offering, Hickory Hills 100K

Carnegie Park-n-Ride Lot 338 Logan St, Carnegie, PA, United States

Okay, first off, let me be clear...it's actually 108K, if that deters anyone :-) This one has a mix of traditional and new segments, with the majority of roads smoothly paved (but a few miles of unpaved dirt and occasional gravel to keep it interesting). Starting at the Park-n-Ride lot in downtown Carnegie, PA, we...Read more