Boston 100k – April 8th 2017

Start Location: Hanscom Field in Bedford, MA (Google Map Link)
Start Time: 8am
Ride Leader: Melinda Lyon
Lights: Optional
Distance: 107k (68 Miles)
Time Limit: 7 Hours 8 minutes
Cost: $15
Controls: Sterling, MA
Cue Sheet: Download PDF (Updated 4-7-17)
GPS File: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6963384 (Unofficial!)
Sanctioning: RUSA only.
Registration: Register via BikeReg

Update 4-7-17: Please see this Pre-Ride Report for an overview of road conditions on Saturday.

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

Cold start in Hanscom but a nice day for a ride nevertheless. Photo by Amitoj Sukhija.
Scenic early spring peak. Photo by Amitoj Sukhija.
Spectacle Hill Road on April 7th, 2017. (Water was about 1″ deep for the ride.) Photo by Matt Roy.
Photo by Tracey Ingle
Scene from the Boston 100k
Photo by Tracey Ingle
Photo by Tracey Ingle