Start Location: Hanscom Field in Bedford, MA (Google Map Link)
Start Time: 8am
Ride Leader: Melinda Lyon
Distance: 107k (68 Miles)
Time Limit: 7 Hours 8 minutes
Controls: Sterling, MA
Cue Sheet: Download PDF (Updated 3-22-16)
GPS File: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6963384 (Unofficial!)
Sanctioning: RUSA only.
Registration: Register via BikeReg
This ride normally gets a nice turn out as the official season opener for the Boston area events. The route is the same as previous year. (Sadly, the Lancaster Rhino has been driven away.)
Come join the New England Randonneurs for our early season warm-up ride. The 100k is a RUSA Populaire — a RUSA brevet shorter than 200k. If you’re considering riding additional brevets, the this ride will give you a feel of what’s to come. The route travels though the scenic western suburbs on a surprisingly hilly route. The ride isn’t arrowed so it’s a good chance to brush up on your cue sheet reading skills. Shortly after the control is Cumby’s ice cream and further down the road is the Harvard General Store if you’re looking for a break.
Photos from previous years