CourseThe ride starts and finishes at the Point Pleasant Fire Company, and travels through Rural Areas of Bucks County, PA
2017 Fools Classic Course
The ride starts at 8:00 AM.
The ca 77.5 mile course starts and finishes at the Point Pleasant Fire Company, and travels through many Bucks County rural townships. The route passes through farmland, past pre-revolutionary houses, and villages such as Ferndale, Kintersville, and Carversville.
All of the roads are public roads. There are 27 sections of unpaved roads (dirt, gravel, and hardscrabble), which comprise approximately 25% of the course. Everything is suitable for road bikes, but we highly suggest tires wider than 23 mm to increase comfort, improve traction/handling, and to reduce the possibility of punctures. Total elevation gain (according to RideWithGPS) is ca 6000′. The course is very challenging and has quite a few technical sections, thus it is only suitable for experienced cyclists with a good level of fitness.
While we have a mass start, everyone is welcome to ride at their own pace. This is a ride, and not a race, and the roads are open to normal vehicular traffic, so you are expected to obey all rules of the road.
You can see the details of the 2017 Course here. The course is subject to change at any time.