Chadds Ford to Hoopes Reservoir via Brandywine

    Filed under:
    Level C+
    Event Status:
    Confirmed
    Event Date:
    Sat, Dec. 14, 2019 9:30am - 3pm
    Location:
    Parking lot behind Chadds Ford Post Office

    This event occurs in the America/New York time zone.

    SAT DECEMBER 14, 2019 - CHADDS FORD TO HOOPES RESERVOIR IN DELAWARE, VIA BRANDYWINE RIVER. CO-LEADER WELCOME

    Level B-: 14mph, 50 miles. Meet at Parking lot behind the Chadds Ford Post Office, at US-1/Baltimore Pike, PA-100/Creek Rd, and Hoffman's Mill Rd. The ride leaves at 9:30 am. Hilly but pretty and meandering loop through southern Chester County, PA and northern Delaware, crossing the scenic Brandywine Creek a few times, as well as a few other creeks and streams. This route is based on a ride led by Tom Madle and Katie Eberhart, with an additional loop around the lovely & peaceful Hoopes Reservoir. We'll ride on "Stargazer Rd", and through green, rural countryside. Optional quick stop in Unionville at mile 19. Indoor rest stop at mile 27 in Kennett Square - choice of eateries. Total elevation gain is 3000 ft. We will stop to regroup as needed. Most of the climbing is in the first half. Please bring an on-bike snack with you, as well as two water bottles. We will stop to regroup as needed. No one dropped, but we will try to maintain 13mph average, as advertised. Plan is to return by 2:30pm. Co-Leader Welcome - if you would like to lead this route at an alternative pace, please contact LMc. Cue sheets will be available. The on-line route map is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6619794. It is optional, but you may preregister until Friday, December 13, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
    Leader: Linda McGrane, mcgrane_linda_a@yahoo.com, 267-251-7862