April 6th – “Classic” 200k out of Concord MA. This is a challenging but very scenic route leaving from Nashoba Brooks School and heading to the visitor center of DCR Mt. Wachusett, over to the small central Mass town of Oakham, and down to DCR Putney Chasm in Sutton, MA before heading back to Concord. If you like small roads and rolling hills, this is the route for you. Visit the information page for more details or just register now. (This brevet is pre-reg only.)
April 20th – Annual Vermont season kick-off 100k out Montpelier, VT. This is a nice 65 mile loop though central Vermont with a few dirt roads. Always a fun event with the friendly Vermont crew. Information and registration.
Fleche & Dart Planning:
The New England Randonneurs Team weekend (Weekend of May 19) ends in Brattleboro, VT in 2019! We’re also offering a new event: The ACP Trace. The Trace is the Fleche’s little kid brother. Whereas the Fleche is 360km minimum, the Trace is between 200-360km but not longer. On the Fleche you can’t stop for more then 2 hours but on the Trace you can stop for as long as you’d like, sleeping overnight or completing the event quickly or slowly if desired. The Fleche is for teams of 3-5 bikes but the Trace is 2-6. Both events have teams designing their own route to Brattleboro.
Both events are very fun — people often say the team events are their favorite Randonneuring activity. Applications are due May 10th.