Welcome to the redesigned New England Randonneurs, Inc website! This is the first major redesign of the site since the Boston Brevet Series appeared on the web in the mid-1990s. We’ve tried to keep the site as simple as possible while offering more resources to riders than the old site could provide. Please let the webmaster know what you think.
The old site exists for historical purposes but will no longer be updated.
2011 Paris-Brest-Paris Information: PBP is the premiere worldwide event for the sport and happens only once every four years. (See the detailed PBP information on the RUSA website.) In fact, the Boston Brevet Series was originally formed for the sole purpose of preparing riders for this prestigious event. Our routes are considered ideal preparation and our riders who have ventured to France have typically done well.
All of our Boston and Vermont rides 200k and longer are RUSA/ACP sanctioned and can be used as PBP qualifiers with the exception of the VT600k which is too late for the PBP registation deadline. You can mix and match Boston and Vermont rides, as well as events in other locations worldwide.
There is no better way to prepare for PBP than to talk to one of our many local riders who has completed the event before. You can also read one of the many PBP ride reports written by local riders:
Pamela Blalock (Also See her excellent PBP preparation pages.)
Emily O’Brien (Youngest woman finisher in 2007 and a fixed gear finisher.)
Jake Kassen (NER’s Webmaster and fixed gear finisher.)
Melinda Lyon (NER’s Fashion Coordinator and 3-time first female finisher.)
Harriet Fell (Likely the first American woman to complete PBP.)