March 2021 Update

Hey NERds! Happy March! This month is like 3:45am on a 600k. It’s cold, you’re tired, and worn out. But you can see some light on the horizon from the coming sunrise. Soon it will be light, the temperature will rise, and you’ll find your legs. But you’ve still got another 30 miles to the control.

      The NER Board is closely monitoring the health guidance New across England and we’re eager to resume brevets when it’s appropriate. We think that time is close but don’t want to speculate further. Until other information is posted, please assume in-person events are postponed. But please do join us for our very first..

        NER Perm Day! April 3rd 2021. NER Riders each pick a RUSA Permanent and ride it on April 3rd. Any official RUSA perm counts. In the evening we’ll gather virtually on Zoom to discuss our rides and have a celebratory drink. (This takes the place of the brevet scheduled for that day.) More info here.

          Brevets in April and onward: While we are not canceling scheduled events at this time, they are on hold until further notice. We full anticipate group events (Perms, Pops, etc) later in 2021 when allowed by public health guidelines.

            Fleche/Trace: These events will be moved to the weekend of September 25th. Destination is tentatively Brattleboro, VT. ACP is allowing groups to alter the date in 2021 so riders will still receive ACP credit.

              Other Notes:

                Riders must be current RUSA members for all of our in-person events. Please consider joining or renewing your RUSA membership now.

                  NER membership is optional for participation in all events, although we’re always happy to have more members. The membership fee is $10 in 2021. If you joined in 2020, you automatically have your membership carried until the end of 2021.

                    At this time we do not expect to charge fees to ride a NER event in 2021 apart from the required RUSA membership. On-route services may be reduced from previous years as a result.