November ride/party and NER 2024 Schedule!

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.