Save the Date: 2013 Crotona Midnight Run

How exciting! The date for the 95th Crotona Midnight Run was announced early this year by the Ramapo Motorcycle Club.

Pray for a heatwave!

Crotona Midnight Run 2013

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 February and the dark of the middle of the night keeps things interesting.

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.

The fuzz at the 2012 Crotona Midnight Run

I completely nicked this picture of me at the 2012 Crotona from the Ramapo MC Facebook page. I really like how it highlights how dorky I am. I realized later on that the writing on the front of my hat, which says “AMSTERDAM” proudly displayed “TERD” across my forehead.


You might want to “like” the gang at Ramapo on the ole Facebook. They have some pretty nice events throughout the year.

Will I see you at the start this year?

Blog Posts About the Crotona Midnight Run:


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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5 Responses

  1. Cool, I had no idea they have already released the day.

  2. Pam says:

    Yet again you rate off the cool charts! I’ve never even taken my motorcycle out at night.

  3. Arc says:

    See you there chief.

  4. wayne brodsky says:

    my dad and mom used to do this run back in the late 40’s. they were members of the crotona mc.

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