Riders can register for The Dirt Populaire East Barnard VT Gravel 100km (June 25th), the White Mountain Getaway 600km (July 9 to 10) and the Newport 300km (Aug 20). Look for the registration link on each of the event pages to register via BikeReg. The Dirt event also has a brand-new pre-ride report to get you excited about the course!
It’s not too early to be fielding Arrow & Dart Teams for the Fall Team Event weekend (Sept 24). 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+.
Note that registration closes 24-48 hours before most events and on July 1 for the 600k, a week before the event. There is no day-of-event registration for any events so don’t forget to register before the deadline. RUSA membership is also required for all events so make sure you’re current for 2022.
Riders can also become members of New England Randonneurs! NER yearly membership supports our events and in 2022 members will receive a free NER water bottle at the start of their first ride of the year.
Brevet Cards in 2022: For most events riders will receive a traditional paper brevet card. Please keep this card with you during the ride and return it to the organizer at the finish. For proof of passage at intermediate controls, riders can choose to: Get their card initialed, get a receipt at the control store (if applicable), record a GPS track, or take a time-stamped photo of their bike at the control.
2022 Event Results can be found at our dedicated results website. Results are generally posted 24-48 hours after the event has concluded.
Re-posting ride organizer Mike A’s post to the google group:
For those considering this ride, Clarion hotel has graciously extended the deadline for the NER group rate until midnight May 25. The rate is good for two nights-6/10 and 6/11 and is a quite reasonable $179- a steep discount these days. Just follow this link
Note that the hotel is 0.2 miles from the start location at the train station. If you want to travel on the train with bike you will need to reserve the spot when you purchase a ticket. The space is limited but with the recent re-fitting of luggage spaces at least these days Amtrak seems to be consistent with how they deal bikes so you know what expect. This new setup has been discussed [on the google group
] so you can search and read NERd experiences and tips on eg protecting paint from scratches.
There’s a small update to NER policies and RUSA membership: you must have your permanent (digits only, not starting with T) RUSA membership in order to start an NER event. We don’t want to have to turn anyone away, but we will do so if we can’t verify your membership. If you are planning to ride this coming weekend, the time to check your RUSA membership is RIGHT NOW.
You can check your membership at RUSA’s site and you can also join or renew your membership there. Please note that you cannot join RUSA on BikeReg/Outside — you must go to the RUSA site.
If you are joining or renewing to ride a ride within the next few weeks, you should pay with PayPal as checks can get delayed in the mail.
This is an administrative requirement of RUSA for us to be accredited to put on events. If the cost of joining RUSA plus the cost of attending your first event is prohibitive to you joining us, please do contact us; we don’t want cost to stop someone from trying the sport!