Summit Cycling Club

South Jersey Pretenders Tour

  • 23 Nov 2011
  • 27 Nov 2011
  • South Jersey & Pennsylvania
Giro Classico dei Pretendenti  

Dear Pretenders,


Spread the word!  Its the The Pretender's Tour  -- the annual 'classic' end-of-season challenge of five rides over five consecutive days over the extended Thanksgiving Day weekend.  Already loosing fitness?  Then this is the perfect kickstart to your off season training program.   Again this year, weather permitting, we will transfer out of the state for one mountain stage in the hills west of Philadelphia.  Otherwise we will generally stick to our favorite South Jersey roads with a few twists to keep things interesting.  Pace will typically be 18-22 mph with a few breakaways and we will regroup as necessary.  You need not ride all 5 days to participate.

Questions:  Bill Cline
Pretender's Tour Prologue
Wednesday November 23
3:30 PM
20+/- miles
Cooper River Park North side. 
As many laps as possible before dark. 
Meet: Parking lot west of the cinder track. North Park Drive, Cooper River Park, Pennsauken, NJ.  
Pretender's Tour Stage 1
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 24
8:30 AM
50 +/- miles
Southern loop -- Cherry Hill, Waterford, Tabernacle, Vincentown, Marlton, Cherry Hill.  One short stop.  Home in time to carve the bird  
Meet: Cherry Hill High School, Kresson Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ.
Pretender's Tour Stage 2
Friday November 25
8:30 AM
50 +/- miles
Central loop -- Medford, Sooy Place, Pemberton, Jobstown, Mt. Holly, Medford.  One short stop. 
Meet: THE FITNESS ZONE, 2. South Main St., Medford, NJ.
Pretender's Tour Stage 3
Saturday November 27
9:00 AM
40 +/- miles
'Mountain' stage -- Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd, Gladwyne, Conshohoken, Manyunk, Philadelphia.  Eight great climbs of .5 - 1.5 miles in length at grades of 6% to19% plus the optional Manyunk Wall.  We will regroup after each climb.  One short stop.
Meet:  Italian Fountain behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA. 
Pretender's Tour Stage 4
Sunday November 28
8:30 AM
50 +/- miles
Northern loop -- Moorestown, Columbus, Arneys Mt, Vincentown, Lumberton, Moorestown.  Beautiful new roads with some rollers to keep you honest.  One short stop.
Meet: Costco Parking Lot, 100 Centerton Rd, Mt. Laurel, NJ (Centerton Square shopping center east of Moorestown.  Same start location as the regular Sunday Costco ride.) 
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