To commemorate 100 years of allure libre riding (the style of randonneuring where everyone goes at their own pace), clubs around the world are holding 200k brevets on September 11th, 2021 and NER is joining in.
This weekend will feature back-to-back 200ks from Boston to Portland and back, along the well-loved 400k route. (Or, if one is enough, Amtrak and bus services are nearby both start and finish.)
Simultaneously, a 600k will take a longer route to Portland, timed to join riders riding their 200k back to Boston. The route for the 600k is still under construction, but look forward to some old favorite NER roads, Kancamagus Pass, a little bit of well-behaved dirt and a lot of rolling hills. (Expect ~18,000 ft of climbing, most of that on the first day.)
The 600k will likely start at 4am and the first 200k a little later, both from Woburn, MA. More details to come!