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
Cost: $10 (+$5 day-of-event fee if not pre-registered.)
Controls: Sterling, MA
Cue Sheet: Download PDF (2010 cue, but the route hasn’t changed for 2014.)
GPS File: 100k GPX File by Justin Brooke (See the GPS Warning.)
Sanctioning: RUSA only.
Registration: Pre-Register Now
Come join the New England Randonneurs for our early season warm-up ride. The 100k is a RUSA Populaire — a RUSA brevet shorter then 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.
GPS Note: Justin Brooke was kind enough to create a GPX file and he notes: I’ve noticed that with my version of City Navigator (version 8), the waypoints don’t route properly just before entering Sterling — taking the Left onto Route 12 seems to just not compute, and the routing tells you to instead take a right, followed by an eventual U-Turn. User beware, I guess.
Dan Greene created a Bike Route Toaster page based on the preliminary route.
Photos from previous years