New Years Day ride + 2017 Schedule

Thanks to Jacob for organizing the 100k used on December 4th. We had a good turnout and everyone enjoyed the new route leaving from JP plus the delicious chili at the end.

We’ll start 2017 off with a ride on New Years day at 9am. Route will be announced shortly, likely starting from Lexington, MA. Thanks to Tsun for organizing this.

Expect to see a big NER website update soon with the 2017 events listed. Until then, below is the dates for 2017. We hope to add a few more events and some of the routes might get changed but the dates and distances are firm so add them to calendars now.

Date – Distance – Route (Start Location)
2017/01/01 – 100k – Sunday Series 100k (Boston Suburb, TBA)
2017/02/05 – 100k – Sunday Series 100k (Boston Suburb, TBA)
2017/03/05 – 100k – Sunday Series 100k (Boston Suburb, TBA)
2017/04/08 – 100k – Sterling Loop (Bedford, MA)
2017/04/15 – 100k – Peidmont Populaire (Montpelier, VT)
2017/04/22 – 200k – New Route! (Bedford, MA)
2017/05/06 – 200k – Green Mountain 200k (Middlesex, VT)
2017/05/20 – 200k/300k – Tweedo’s (Bedford, MA)
2017/06/02 – 120/180/360k – Fleche & Dart! (Portland, ME Destination)
2017/06/17 – 200k/400k – Portland One-Way and Loop (Bedford, MA)
2017/07/08 – 300k – Northeast Kingdom 300k (Montpelier, VT)
2017/07/15 – 600k – CT River Tango 600k (Bedford, MA)
2017/07/22 – 400k – Green Mountian 400k (Woodstock, VT)
2017/09/23 – 114/200k – VT Fall Classic Loops (Montpelier, VT)

NER Board Nominations 2016

The New England Randonneurs board of directors consists of 6-10 persons who oversee the events and organization. These people play a critical role in determining policies, managing the budget, choosing merchandise & branding, and communicating with members. The entire board is elected yearly with nominations open until Oct 15th. (You can self-nominate.) Shortly after October 15th candidate statements will be posted online at nerandonneurs.org and voting will be open until November 15th.

To nominate yourself or someone else, please send their name to elections@nerandonneurs.org. The NER clerk will follow up with a request for a statement.

If you ride with NER often, please consider joining the board. It helps everyone to have a wide array of voices and the board only meets 3-4 times per year via conference calls and/or in living rooms.

Party, Meeting, and 100ks

Thanks to everyone who came out to NER’s late season ride and parties in Vermont (Sept 24th) and Massachusetts (Oct 2nd). Both were a great success.

Rider Sara Huston posted some great photos from the Fall Classic 100k route.

Through March 2017 NER will have a monthly 100k on the first Sunday of the month. These informal rides in the Boston area are a great way to keep up the milage over the winter. More information can be found on the Sunday Series page.