The popular Fleche and Trace team events are scheduled for a very rare late September offering with the destination being Brattleboro, VT. The events happen on the weekend of September 25th.
Next year the events will go back to their traditional May timeline so if you’ve been wanting to try a team event when the weather is a bit warmer, this would be a good year. Electronic Proof of Passage is acceptable so the events can be done with little contact with people outside the team if desired.
The events in a nutshell: The Fleche & Trace are team events where riders form teams of 3-5 bikes for the Fleche or 2-6 for the Trace. For the Fleche, teams have *exactly* 24 hours to ride a 360km+ route of their own design with no stop being longer than 2 hours. For the Trace, the route is between 200-360km but teams can may stop for as long as they’d like, including riding the event over the course of two days. Both events end in Brattleboro, VT and start from any location the team chooses.
Many people find these events to be the most enjoyable of the Randonneuring offerings. You have fun riding with friends and the route can be as challenging or easy as you desire.
More information including registration.
Please note: Registration deadline for the 600k and the 2x200k option with a room is August 26th. Bikereg highlights the last deadline, which is the one for the 2x200k without lodging (September 3rd). (This is the deadline for our rate block at the hotel, which is why it’s early.)
Registration for the 600k and 2x200k is open. We’ve set up a waitlist and should be able to move people off it as we book more rooms; please go ahead and register if you’re planning to ride so we can make sure everyone who wants one has a room; if you’re on the waitlist we’ll double-check before moving you off that you can still make it.
Anyone choosing the double-occupancy NER-booked rooms for the 2x200k or 600k must be vaccinated, for the safety of your roommate.
On September 11-12, NER will be hosting a 600k and back-to-back 200ks (Saturday and Sunday). The first of the two 200ks will also be a special celebration of 100 years of Randonneuring in the go-at-your-own-pace (allure libre) style, and there will be a special medal available.
Because of hotel booking and preordering medals, we need to get an approximate count of attendees. Please fill out the Google Form if you think you’d be interested in any part of either event, so that we can plan for the right number of people.