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Fools Classic

Fools Classic

April 07 2018
Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania, USA

The Fools Classic is a challenging ca 79 mile ride held in bucolic Bucks County, Pennsylvania with 27 unpaved roads.  It is one of the first rides in the US that emulates the conditions of the Northern European Spring Classics.

Despite being founded long prior to the Revolutionary War, Bucks County doesn't have much in terms of cobblestone roads, but due to its rural nature, there are many unsealed roads of dirt and gravel.

Glaciers carved out what is now the Delaware River, yielding some steep hills leading out of the river valley. These conditions combined with the dirt roads, lends perfectly to a tribute to the Ronde Van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders).

While the route varies year-to-year, the concept is constant; ride a circuit of roads less traveled past picturesque farms, pre-revolutionary stone houses, and take in as many of the local unsealed roads as practical.

The unsealed roads are all maintained public roads that are used daily by standard vehicles. They are perfectly suitable for standard road bikes with normal road tires, though the organizers recommend that you leave the lightweight stuff at home, and suggest that tires larger than 23mm will make your ride more enjoyable.

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Routes: 79 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 250 riders
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
 
What's Included?

Post Ride Party

Free Beer

Door Prizes

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Registration/Entry On the Day
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
 
Features
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Four Hill Climbs
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: 6500 Point Pleasant Pike, Point Pleasant, PA 18902
 
 
 
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