HISTORY

Based upon the success of the Hell of Hunterdon, the Fools Classic, and the Fleche Buffoon, it was deemed that organizing an even earlier season event would provide a good training opportunity while showcasing the majesty of the Sourland Region. Sourland Cycles, D&R Greenway, and Hopewell Borough have been very welcoming hosts.

The inaugural Sourland Semi-Classic was scheduled for March 1, 2015.  The ride sold out all registration slots during the pre-registration period.  All was “go” until we arrived on-site to open registration.  Suddenly, the National Weather Service issued an Official Winter Storm Warning, forcing us to postpone the ride.  Some riders rode anyway, but found themselves in a snowstorm less than an hour into the ride…

The rescheduled ride occurred on March 15, 2015, under cold but dry conditions.  Unfortunately 2 of the unpaved roads were still iced over, so we had to modify the route.

The 2nd Sourland Semi-Classic was held on February 28, 2016.  Once again, the ride sold out all registration slots during the pre-registration period.  The weather was so fantastic, one could not believe it was still February!  This enabled the post ride festivities to be conducted outdoors.

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