The date for the 2015 Crotona Midnight Run was announced:
January 17-18, 2015
66 Lake Rd. East
Congers, NY 10920
What Is the Crotona Midnight Run?
The Crotona is a timed road ride in which participants must sustain moving at 30mph over a course of 120 miles without the aid of GPS. Sounds easy enough, right? But the cold of winter and the dark of night keeps riders on their toes.
The full course is divided into two 60 mile legs, with a 2 hour layover at the halfway mark. The ride starts at midnight, with riders being released 1 every minute.
Throughout the course are random checkpoints, logging your arrival time. You start the ride with a bank of 1,000 points. Points are then deducted from your score (or not) based on what time you arrive at the checkpoints along the route. You must make all checkpoints or you will be a DNF.
With a new starting location and an earlier than I can remember start date in January, let’s hope that the gang at Ramapo Motorcycle Club have better luck with the weather. The past few years have seen the event cancelled due to questionable conditions.