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Fools Classic

Fools Classic Randonnee

May 25 2024
Pipersville, PA
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Distances: 81 miles
Difficulty: Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
Limited to: 250 riders Participants

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.

 
Fools Classic
 
Start Located At: 31 Appletree Ln, Pipersville, PA 18947
 
 
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