200k & 300k Recap

The Annual Sunderland & Northfield 300k + “Tweedo’s Revenge” 200k event last Saturday was a great success. Perhaps the best weather ever for this ride as 30 people started the 300k, 7 started the 200k. Everyone finished except one.

A huge thanks to the volunteers who made the event happen:

Pamela Blalock (Sunderland)
Blue Steel Bikes (Sunderland)
Dan & Susan Greene (Petersham)
Guy Washburn (Hanscom Finish)
Jake Kassen (Hanscom Start & Finish)

I’d also like to thank Tweedo’s in Ashburnham for their great hospitality at mile 55.

If you have a ride report or photos, please send to RBA Jake.

Fleche/Dart Recap

The Portland Dart 2016 was a terrific success! We have four Fleche Teams, two Dart Teams, plus a pair of 400k scouts. Everyone who started made it to Portland. Below are the teams:

Bash Bish Brothers
Start: Hartford, CT
Team: Justin Fichen Eichenlaub (5787), Samuel McCune (9963), Has Jatzke (8851)

Captain Air Quote and the Three Musketeers
Start: West Medford, MA
Team: Tsun Au Yeung (9982), Jeffery Orlin (9656), Sarah Bergstrom (8394), Kris Kenow (11224)

Dart ME
Start: New Brunswick, ME
Team: Steve Brown (7494), Sara Huston (4297), Gary Shaffer (4296), Dale Lougee (31)

Fleche Rippers
Start: Arlington, MA
Team: Darren Garnier (8609), Philip Stern (11135), Martian Hillion (9677), Emily O’Brien (3597)

Gary, Gary, and Not Gary
Start: Boxborough, MA
Team: Chris Pearson (7675), Gary Sclar (7524), Gary Muntz (11380), James Mangrum (7201)

The Way of All Fleche
Start: Concord, NH
Team: Eric Nichols (7056), Brad Tanner (229), Steve Lavoie (6995)

Bash Bish Brothers
Bash Bish Brothers
Captain Air Quote, Dart ME, Fleche Rippers, The Way of All Fleche
Captain Air Quote, Dart ME, Fleche Rippers, The Way of All Fleche

May Events

May is a busy month with an event almost every weekend:

May 7th: Vermont Green Mountain 200k – Great ride all around. We had 26 riders start, 24 finish. Thanks for everyone who came out.

May 13-15: Portland Fleche & Dart! Six teams have signed up for this team event which lets riders pick their own route to Portland. On Sunday, May 15th there will be a Sunday Brunch @ 10am at The Kings Head which is open to non-riders as well. Many find this to be the most fun event of the year.

May 15: Deadline to book a hotel room at the Woburn Holiday Inn Express with the discounted NER rate for the MA 400k (And Woburn to Portland 200k) held on June 18th. More details here.

May 21st: Sunderland 300k & “Tweeto’s Revenge” 200k. – This is the annual NER Massachusetts 300k which leaves from Hanscom at 6am and heads along a Northwest route to Ashburnham and Northfield before returning via Sunderland and Petersham. The 200k leaves at 9am and shortcuts the Northfield and Sunderland controls.

Water Bottles: If you Joined NER this spring your NER water bottles will be mailed in the next few weeks. You can join NER all year to save $ on rides, receive a free bottle, and support our events. (Additional bottles are for sale for $5)

NER 2016 Bottle