Author Archives: Jake Kassen

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

2017 Schedule (Revised)

Below is NER’s proposed 2017 schedule of ACP events for Boston. More events will be added to the calendar (including VT events) over the winter and these will be sanctioned only by RUSA. Boston 2017: 100k – April 8th (Melinda … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Overnight 200k Ride Report

Synopsis: I (Jake Kassen) rode the NER Overnight 200k this past weekend (Aug 20th 2016) and had a great time. It served as something of a belated 10th anniversary brevet for myself. Below is my report of the ride including … Continue reading

Overnight 200k Aug 20th Recap

Here’s an update from Sarah who designed and is running the upcoming overnight 200k on August 20th: Thanks to everyone who came out for the overnight ride. It was a perfect evening for a great event. Thanks Sarah for organizing … Continue reading

600k Wrap-Up

Thanks to the 25 riders who started the MA 600k out of Concord, MA. The weather prediction was spot on: Mid-90s with strong sun both days. It’s rare to get weather this hot in New England so this ride proved … Continue reading

600k Update

The 600k route was updated slightly on Wednesday morning — only between Amherst & Northfield. I’ve added in a short section of flat dirt road near the CT river and removed a few miles of Rt. 63. I like this … Continue reading

Route Annoucements

VT 400k – July 16th: Please note the route was updated on July 12th based on a pre-ride of the course. No major changes however an alternate control was selected in North Troy and a few detours were added to … Continue reading

VT 300k & MA 400k Wrap-Up + Upcoming Events

We’ve had an exciting June of events. On June 11th was the VT 300k out of Montpellier. About a dozen riders started for what would be mixed weather on one of the hardest NER courses. There was some interesting mechanical … Continue reading