NER Board election: stay tuned! If you would like to run, please contact the board. But RUSA elections have opened; please do check them out at https://rusa.org/pages/Election2024
A last-call for ordering 2023 medals has been put out (November 10th) – if you want any, order NOW.
Finally, I (Sarah) am going to try to catch up with the backlog of sending cards back to people during some vacation time in December – if your address has changed since the most recent NER ride you finished, and you would like your cards, please get in touch!
News #1: End-of-year Annual Meeting/Party, and ride on November 4th! Come for the ride, the party, or both! Starting and finishing at Jake’s house in Medford, and we’ll have a virtual meeting option for the official annual meeting part. (Sign up for the free party-only option on BikeReg to get the Zoom link emailed to you.)
News #2: The 2024 Schedule is being added to the website! Links current still lead to a previous years’ page for the event, and registration pages aren’t live yet, but should give riders an idea of what the event will look like. Each page will be updated with this year’s details as start times and route tweaks are finalized.
We have a new addition to the NER schedule this year: a late summer/fall “mini-series” (200k, 300k, 400k) for riders who would like to try randonneuring with a summer’s training in their legs (and for anyone who would like to ride later into the season). Routes are still tentative for some of these events.
There’s also been some interest/questions about reviving the monthly 100k training series; while we are not currently calendaring a training series, the new Permanent program at RUSA is very simple to sign up for. (If there are past NER routes not in the system that people would like to see added, please let us know!) We encourage riders who want to do more shorter training rides to sign up for permanents together, and use the Google Group/email list to coordinate.
NER is a volunteer run 501C-3 non profit that relies on member participation to shape the direction of the club. If you are interested to run for 1 of 10 spots on the board for the upcoming YR 2024 to give back to the community, please send your candidate statement to our clerk Emily O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday Oct 22, 2023 to be put on the ballot for election that will run from Oct 29 to Nov 12, 2023. Only current year NER member will be eligible to vote.
Tsun Au Yeung
Board Member of NER