It doesn’t really feel like it yet, but it’s technically spring now, which means brevet season is just around the corner.
So let’s celebrate! We’re having our annual season kickoff party on Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 PM at RideStudioCafe, in Lexington, MA. We’ll have snacks and drinks, plenty of time to chat and hang out, and Jake will give us the run-down of the upcoming season.
In addition to a fun time to get together with all those folks you haven’t seen since last year, this is a great opportunity to bring your “Rando-curious” friends along so they can get a preview of what it’s like.
Thanks as always to RideStudioCafe for their generous hospitality, and please RSVP so we know how much food and drink to buy.
See you there!
RSVPs are requested but not required.
Online registration for all events is now open — links can be found on the event pages and on the Calendar page. No 2017 events have a rider cap but the surcharge for Day-of-Event registration is $10/15 so it’s advantageous to register online before events. Registration generally closes Friday morning before a Saturday event.
New for 2017 is lower prices for Vermont and CT events.
Please consider purchasing a 2017 NER Membership and/or Season Pass. A Membership is $25 and helps support the organization. It also provides for a $5 discount on all events. A Season Pass ($80 or $65 for Members) is an All-you-can-ride ticket for the season and there’s no additional registration fees provided you register online before the event.
The next event is our annual season kick-off with a 100k from Hanscom Field to Sterling in a loop route on April 8th. It always gets a nice turn out.
Update March 4th: The RWGPS Route link was updated on Friday to explicitly use the Minuteman Bike path which was previously adjacent to the route. No other changes were made. Riders will be given useable cue sheets at the start.
NER’s last Sunday Series ride of the winter will be Sunday, March 5th. The route is the longest of the Sunday Series offerings at 127k (~78 miles) as it takes in some of the nice rural roads west of Boston. It was pre-ridden on Feb 19th and the roads were snow & ice free but watch out for the sand and potholes common this time of year. The course is rolling with the hilliest sections in the middle and nearly pancake flat for first and last 15 miles. The route features two merchant controls, one in Northborough and another in Harvard. At the start in West Medford we’ll have coffee in the morning and soup/stew (or something else warm) when riders return.
More info can be found on the Sunday Series page.
Come April we’ll have our annual kick-off event for the Boston series with a ride from Hanscom to Sterling, MA on April 8th. A week later and the Vermont series start with a 100k out of Montpelier on April 15th.