For September, PA Randonneurs is offering up the third running of the Rusty Rail 200K on Saturday, the 10th. Located in Central PA, it ranges between Mifflinburg and State College (Happy Valley), providing a bit of a change from the usual PAR fare.
A pre-ride was conducted by Steve Schoenfelder today who found the course to be as challenging and beautiful as ever. There is new pavement on scenic Sinking Spring Rd making it one of the best places to ride a bike in the state. The most significant change to the route is the closure of Subway at the first intermediate control in Milroy. The dining options are all at one location now: Rutters or Arbys.
The route is 100% paved, so venturing off pavement onto gravel or dirt roads is not recommended during this event.
The ride starts and ends at the Rusty Rail Brewing Company, the largest brewpub in Central PA where great food and beverages may be had.