Party, Meeting, and 100ks

On October 2nd NER will begin the first of our “Sunday Series” of 100k events in the Boston area. Each month October through March we’ll have a ride of 100-120k leaving from different locations in the greater Boston area. These RUSA rides are a fun way of keeping up the miles throughout the winter. Rides are $5 and no support is provided. Socializing after the events is encouraged.

The October 2nd ride will be the “Trails of Groton” route which leaves from West Medford. More details here.

After the ride (around 1pm) NER will have a end-of-season party at the RBA’s house for riders and friends. The party is open to everyone including non-riders and people interested in learning more about the rides. An RSVP is requested by not required.

Coinciding with the party is NER’s annual Member’s Meeting as required by our charter. There are no topics currently on the agenda for the meeting, however, members are welcome to introduce topics if desired.

Proposed 2017 Schedule

Below is NER’s proposed 2017 schedule of ACP events for Boston. Feedback is welcome. ACP events must be submitted to RUSA by end of September but additional RUSA-Only rides can be added at any time.

Boston 2017:
100k – April 8th (Melinda Lyon)
200k – April 22nd (Steve Wimberg) New Route!
300k/200k – May 13th (Jake Kassen)
Flèche/Dart – May 18-21th
400k/200k – June 10th (Jon Doyle)
600k – July 8th (Jake Kassen)
Overnight – Late July/Aug (Sarah Bergstrom)

Vermont 2017:
A full series is being planned including the return of the Vermont 600k. Dates TBD.

Ride Leaders Wanted: NER Rides are volunteer based. If you have a route which you’d like to add to the calendar and run in 2017, We’d like to help. Rides can start in almost anyplace in New England and take place any month of the year. For more information or to propose a ride, please contact RBA Jake Kassen.

VT 100/200k: Sept 24th in Montpelier, VT

Come join NER for the final 200k (with 100k option) of 2016 taking place on September 24th in Montpelier. The ride will conclude with a Vermont end-of-season party. These are fantastic routes which take in a good number of VT dirt roads. The route is a figure 8 so riders attempting the 200k can bail at 100k if they want. This is perhaps the most scenic of all of NER’s rides.