The New England Randonneurs wishes the best of luck to our riders who are headed to France for PBP. May the roads be dry, the weather cool, and the wind always at your back!
NERds, the following is a list of what to expect for food / controls / and bag drops.
Start – Montpelier, VT: Start control; volunteer will be onsite w/ water & some pre-ride food
Control #1 – Warren, NH: Convenience store; volunteer will be onsite
Control #2 – North Conway, NH: Pizzeria (opens at 11:00 AM); volunteer will be onsite w/ water & the usual brevet fare
Control #3 – Bethel, ME: Convenience store & Dunkin’ Donuts; volunteer may be onsite
Control #4 – Rumford, ME: Italian Restaurant (closes at 11:00 PM); volunteer will be onsite w/ water & the usual brevet fare
Control #5 – Upton, ME: Sleep Control; volunteer will be onsite w/ water, pasta (likely ziti) dinner, sandwiches, pickles, etc.
Control #6 – East Burke, VT: Convenience store (opens at 6:00 AM); volunteer will be onsite for early arrivals w/ water & the usual brevet fare
Control #7 – Morrisville, VT: Convenience store
Finish – Montpelier, VT: Finish control; volunteer will be onsite w/ breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. A volunteer will be available to shuttle riders back to their vehicles at the start, should they decide not to ride. A shower will be available.
There will be two bag drops for riders to utilize. The first bag will be brought to the sleep control in Upton, ME. Please pack a towel in this bag if you wish to use the shower at the sleep control. The second bag, which should contain a towel & post-ride clothing, will be brought to the finish control. Please label each of the bags with your name & the destination for the bag (ie. Sleep -Upton, ME or Finish – Montpelier, VT).