Thanks to everyone who came out for NER’s last PBP qualifier for the year — the “Oh Canada” (aka Aux Canada) 400k out of Woodstock VT. We had 10 people start and 8 finish plus another four who had pre-ridden the course. There as some last minute changes as we had to move the start time an hour earlier and make minor revisions to the cue sheet. In the end everything went swimmingly from this rider’s perspective. The course is scenic yet easy to follow as riders are primarily on VT-100 headed north to Canada and VT-14 headed south back to Woodstock. The rain held out longer then predicted and didn’t start until nearly midnight and all riders were in with plenty of time to spare.
The results have been submitted to RUSA and ACP certification numbers should be available on RUSA’s website by Tuesday morning.
Special thanks goes out to ride leader Jan who designed the route and worked through the late evening checking up on riders and making sure everyone had what they needed. 400k are some of the hardest events to run due to the wide range of times riders will be on the course so we thank Jan for his efforts.
Looking ahead NER takes a few weeks off until July 25th with a new overnight 200k out of Lexington, MA. A week later we have our two longest events out of Montpelier — the traditional VT 600k and the new 1000k to Acadia National Park.