Benefits of being a New England Randonneurs Member:
Membership 2017 now available. Here’s what it gets you:
- You show that you support NER and our events.
- $5 discount on events, $10 discount on a Season Pass (Season Pass available in mid-March).
- You are eligible for members-only events and swag.
- Free participation in our monthly P-12 series.
- Voting rights for NER elections.
Membership is only $25.
There are two ways to become a member:
Method 1: You can purchase a membership online at BikeReg. Anyone is welcome to purchase a NER membership.
Method 2: If you volunteered on an event in 2016 you should have been sent a coupon for free 2017 Membership and a free 2017 Season Pass. Please note that you will still need to register on BikeReg in 2016 in order to be an active member and/or Season Pass holder. (Please contact volunteer Coordinator Emily O’Brien if you volunteered but didn’t get a coupon.)
If you Volunteer in 2016, you’ll have a free membership in 2018!
Randonneurs USA (RUSA) Membership: NER membership is separate from RUSA membership but we highly encourage riders to be members of both organizations. By becoming a RUSA Member you save NER money on event processing — money we put back into our rides. Being a RUSA member also allows you to participate in Permanents and the distances you complete can be used toward many distance awards. A RUSA membership helps the sport so we encourage it for all riders.
We do not require that members volunteer but we strongly encourage it. Our events only happen due to the commitment of our volunteers. Volunteer duties include staffing a control, leading an event, verifying the route cue, shuttling supplies, etc. While many volunteer duties preclude riding on the day of the event, volunteers can pre-ride an event up to two weeks in advance and still receive RUSA/ACP credit.
Membership Fine Print: The membership discount is only good for member themselves, not their spouse, children, etc. A membership is for the calendar year. The team events entry fee still applies unless all team members are also NER members. A membership is not the same as a NER Season Pass and membership alone is only good for a discount on our normal 100-600k series events.
Visit our page of volunteer needs to see what sorts of things you can help with. Also check out the individual event pages for requests for help on those particular events.
We might also have board member positions open. Contact the NER President for more info.