August 11th – Classic Overnight 200k: It
was a very wet but enjoyable evening. Thanks to the 12 riders who faced the rain. Only one DNF which was the result of a mechanical failure. Thanks to ride leader Sarah for organizing and Ride Studio Cafe for their hospitality.
August 18th – Newport 300k: New Event! The route leaves from Wellesley, MA and heads down though Southern MA and into Rhode Island where riders will hug the bay. After passing the famous Newport mansions, you’ll head back into Massachusetts and northeast to Plymouth before returning to Wellesley. This ride is also our RUSA 20th anniversary celebration and all riders will receive a commemorative patch and pin to mark the occasion. Route updated August 13th (RWGPS Link).
July 7th: Vermont 400k. Great, easy-to-follow route starts in Woodstock, VT and heads to the Canadian boarder in North Troy and back in an elongated route. Not an “easy” event but perhaps the most gentle of the Vermont rides.
July 14th: Boston (Concord) 600k: The Connecticut River Tango. Starts in Concord, heads south through Connecticut, north across Massachusetts and into New Hampshire. Crosses the CT river into Brattleboro Vermont, then heads south to Deerfield, MA and northwest to Williamstown, MA. The final 200k is directly back to Concord with no controls across the middle of the state. For a picture of the ride, see the NER website banner above.
Note: Due to construction, minor changes to the route will be announced a few days before the event.
June 2nd – Vermont Northeast Kingdom 300k. Another one for the books. It was a great day of riding and all starters finished.
June 9th – Portland Daytrip (400k) and Portland Express (200k). This is one of NER’s easier routes and the only coastal route in the archive. Riders of both distances will leave Woburn, MA at 4am heading north to Portland along the coast. Once in Portland, 200k riders are done and 400k riders turn around after a good lunch at the OhNo Cafe. The return leg is a bit more challenging as it stays inland to avoid the evening tourist traffic along the coast.