MA 600k and 200k This Weekend!

This weekend is the Boston 600k event from Hanscom Field (Bedford, MA) out to Western Vermont. Please pre-register if interested in the ride as this requires more preperation then most of NER’s other rides. A sleep stop with beds will be provided. Full details on the MA 600k info page.

600k to long for you? We’re also offering a shorter 200k event on Saturday. This is the “Tweedo’s Revenge” route which was first offered in late May. This scenic and challenging 131 mile ride takes in the central parts of the Bay State with stops in Harvard, Ashburnham, and Petersham. (Great sandwiches in Petersham, BTW.) We’re put together a special info page for this 200k for riders who are interested in the event. Please pre-register to save the $10 Day-of-event surcharge.

Hope to see you this weekend!

Irish 1200k Ride Report

Local and longtime Randonneur (and NER board member) Melinda Lyon recently took part in the first offering of the Mille Faitle 1200K. Her ride report is excellent.

Upcoming 400K/200K Update

The routes for the 400K/200K for Saturday, June 28th have been updated to route around several construction projects.  The Ride with GPS links and cue sheets have been updated with the changes.  This should be the final version of the route.

There will be bag drop service provided for the 400K.  Bags will be collected at Hanscom and will be available at the New Boston Control and at the Hillsborough control.  Most bags will return to Hanscom after the closing of Hillsborough so may not be available for pickup until after 2AM and must be picked up by 7AM.

Please note that, although we do our best to retrieve riders who are unable to finish, we cannot guarantee someone will be available to do so and particularly are not likely to be able to transport riders who are unable to complete the ride in the last 2 segments.  As always, you should have a back plan for how you will get back to the start in the event you are unable to complete the ride.

I look forward to seeing you all bright and early Saturday.