The Boston & Vermont Brevet Series
General InformationNew Vermont Brevets for 2010!
If you're new to Randonneuring, check out our comprehensive page of Question & Answers.
Here's a bunch of detail information (directions to the starts, preregistration requirements, etc). All rides average about 3000 feet of climbing for each 100 kilometers.
Current cue sheets are available at the start of every ride. Should you choose to ride a brevet using an old or preliminary cue sheet and wind up off course as a result, don't blame us!
2010 Boston SeriesAll Boston rides start and end at Hanscom Field in Bedford, MA.
Routes are subject to change, but we're tentatively planning to use the same Boston routes used in 2009. Preliminary cue sheets for the 2010 series are posted below; final versions will be posted once they're available, usually the week of the event. Preliminary cue sheets are subject to change without notice.
The Boston series include the following:
2010 Vermont SeriesVermont rides start at Old Spokes Home in Burlington, VT.
Information (Cue Sheets, descriptions, etc) for Vermont rides is currently posted on a separate website run by the VT Ride Leader, Mike Beganyi. Click the info links before for lots of details, photos, etc.
Vermont Riders should note the following:
GPS Route FilesIMPORTANT DISCLAIMER REGARDING GPS FILES:
GPS files posted on this site have NOT been created, verified, or even opened by the ride organizers! They are being provided here as a courtesy to aid riders programming their own GPS units and are not an official route publication. Deviating from the printed cue sheet distributed at the start of the ride is grounds for disqualification, even when following a GPS route downloaded from this site.
If you find these files helpful, be sure to thank the GPS file creator. If you've created a GPS file you'd like posted, please email it to the webmaster.
2010 Registations & ResultsThe results for the 2010 NER Brevet Season are up.
There is sometimes a long delay between an event and the public posting of the results. Please contact the RBA (Tracey Ingle - tracey -at- bostonbrevets.com) directly if you need results not yet posted here for an award application.
Registration FormDownload the Registation Form (PDF) and mail it in to avoid paying the online registation fees.
Forms must be received at least one week prior to ride for preregistration.
Click here for information about the New England Randonneurs, Inc. including membership details.
Save Time! We'll ask all rides to fill out and sign the day-of-event form at the start of every event. If you'd like to save time at the registation table, download it now and bring it to the start signed.
PermanentsWant to expand and extend your brevet season? Looking for more route choices? Want to ride within days of deciding on it? Interested in riding new routes? Going for a distance award? Want to own and organize a Permanent?
We now have a page of detailed information about Permanents -- Brevet length rides which the rider chooses the start date and time.
JerseysThanks to Melinda Lyon, New England Randonneurs Jerseys are still available in natural (wool) fabric. Men's, women's, long sleeve, and short sleeve available in most sizes. Synthetic jerseys are gone!
Bruce will be hosting a Charles River Wheelmen ride in mid-February, starting at the Framingham town green, with options of 20 and 35 miles; non-members are welcome, and there will be a post-ride party afterward.
Other domestic events may be located using the Randonneurs USA website.
Click here for results back to 1993 and cue sheets back to 1995.
John & Jane McClellan's 400k ride report (2009)
The Blayleys' randonneuring stories
Chip Coldwell's randonneuring stories
Harriet Fell's 1975 PBP report
Jake Kassen's randonneuring stories
John McClellan's BMB 2005 report
Emily O'Brien's 2007 PBP report
Massimiliano Poletto's randonneuring stories
Sheldon Brown's technical articles
New Jersey Randonneurs
Planet Ultra's training articles
Google New England Randonneurs discussion group
Google Randon discussion group
The Ultramarathon Cycling Association (UMCA)
Peter White Cycles
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Last Updated: 17-March-2010, by Jake Kassen.
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