New England Randonneurs is a member based, volunteer organization led by a Board of Directors which is elected annually. The board consists of a maximum of 10 members.
We are preparing for 2023 Board Election and are seeking members to run for the board. If you are interested to run for the board, please submit a candidate statement to NER’s Clerk Emily O’Brien (emily -at- emilysdomain -dot- org) by Nov 30, 2022. The board election will take place the beginning of December 2022.
Start, Finish, and Meeting Location: Jake & Emily’s Home – 117 Governors Ave, Medford MA
Parking: Free on-street parking on Governors Ave, both sides. Please do not block driveways.
Ride Start Time: 8am (Note daylight savings time change!)
Ride Leader: Jake Kassen
Distance: 108km / 67 miles (Note: 15km / 10 Mile of unpaved trails)
Time Limit: 7h 12m – No additional time for dirt sections
Map & GPS File: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41082916
Cue Sheet: See above RWGPS Link
Sanctioning: RUSA Only
On Sunday, Nov 6th 2022 NER will have a Populaire ride followed by a NER Members meeting at 3pm.
Populaire @ 8am
Last NER Ride of 2022! Come enjoy the fall weather on a mix terrain, low elevation gain route. The ride is more than 30% on bike paths and 9 miles of hard packed dirt. (The part south of Assabet Wildlife refuge is soft and sandy for about a mile.) It’s a fairly unremarkable route but it’s low traffic and as flat as you can get in the Boston western suburbs. There are plenty of places to get a cup of coffee, a pint of beer, a fried dough with a hole in the center and cones.
Please note this route should be ridden in a relaxed approach. The shared paths are popular with families, joggers, and novice cyclists so don’t plan to set an personal speed record.
NER will have snacks at Emily & Jake’s house when people return.
Read the ride report from October 27th.
2022 Members Meeting @ 3pm
The yearly members meeting is in NER’s Bylaws. It is an opportunity for members to discuss any issues related to the organization which might be on their mind. These meetings have been festive occasions with snacks, recalling enjoyable rides of the past year, and looking ahead. The meeting is open to all current NER members and people can join remotely via zoom if they’d like. If planning to join remotely, please provide a valid email address in your registration to receive the Zoom link sent on Saturday.
The Fall Team Event weekend Arrow & Dart rides are happening the weekend of Sep 24, 2022. These are fun events where teams of 3-5 plan their own route to Brattleboro, VT and have 8-24 hours to ride their route of 120km – 360km+. Find out more on the link and go to the NER Google group to find your teammates.