Fools Classic

When:
May 25, 2019 all-day
2019-05-25T00:00:00-04:00
2019-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
Point Pleasant Fire Company
6500 Point Pleasant Pike
New Hope, PA 18938
USA
Fools Classic
Date: Saturday 25 May 2019
Start Location: Point Pleasant Fire Co
6500 Point Pleasant Pike, New Hope, PA 18950
 
Organizer’s Website: Website
Registration: Registration

 

Registration Fee Schedule
Registration Options
Miles
Early Regular Late Event Day
Online Online Online Onsite Only
Century 100 $49 $55 $60 $70
Metric Century Plus 73
Reg Period Start Date   24 Jan 2019 16 May 2019 25 May 2019
Reg Period End Date 23 Jan 2019 15 May 2019 20 May 2019 25 May 2019

 

Start Times / Routes / Distances / Maps
Start Miles 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100   Elev/ft Maps
  100 Century   8094 Map
  73 Metric Century Plus   5962 Map

 

About This Event

The Fools Classic is Kermesse Sport’s original Mixed Surface Ride, and is one of the oldest spring classic themed rides in the US.

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 unpaved 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 unpaved 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 course is always very challenging and has quite a few technical sections.

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

 

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