Bumblebee 104km – Saturday Dec 11, 2021 @ 8am and NER Annual Member Meeting @ 3PM

NER is going to host a populaire on Dec 11, 2021 starting at Waverly Square in Belmont, MA and ending the ride across the town/city line/Beaver Brook at Mighty Squirrel Brewing Company using RUSA route 1833 Bumblebee 100km.  There is a minor change in Sudbury to use more side roads on the return as well as avoiding the dirt road but instead go visit Ponyhenge in Lincoln, MA.  The proposed route is here:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38077906 and have been pre-rode by Tsun and found no issue, among other things like cider donuts, thankful Gnome, and self service bike repair station at controls or along the route.

You can register for the ride here via BikeReg.

Please note that car parking is only available at the finish, not at the start.  Please do not park at the Star Market Parking lot for the duration of the ride as they have a 4 hours customer parking limit (that is meant for not allowing commuter parking).

Since the brewery has a very comprehensive parking guidance page, you can go here to find out (or better yet leave your car at home and enjoy parking your bike next to you in one of the outdoor patio with heat lamps).

There will be a NER Annual Member Meeting that will happen right after the ride at 3PM if you wish to join either in person or virtually via zoom (sans the availability of Cloud Candy or the like).  Invitation email will be send if you have pay your dues for NER 2021 membership.

Tsun Au Yeung

NER President

Results from 2021 Events

Now that the 2021 Season is winding down, a reminder that all NER Event Results going back to 1994 can be found at http://results.ner.bike. You’ll also be able to see results from our neighbor region in the Berkshires (Westfield, MA). Generally preliminary results appear a few days after the conclusion of the event and ACP certification comes a few months later.

    Planning your 2022 year of rides? You can find all upcoming NER Events approved by RUSA, plus all other RUSA events in the US, at this lookup page. Enter a city or zipcode to see what’s closest to you for Brevets and Permanents.

      Note that we’ll be adding more NER events throughout the year so check back periodically.

      Upcoming RUSA PBP Seminar

      Some news from Rob Hawks at RUSA:

      PBP 2023 is nearly two years away, and like a kid on December 1st waiting for that holiday to arrive, the wait may seem like forever. However, there is a lot you can be doing and for some of those things, two years may be barely enough time.

      Come join us for a PBP Prep seminar on October 30th (6pm Eastern, 3pm Pacific) when some PBP anciens et anciennes will offer presentations on some of those long range aspects of getting ready for PBP. To sign up for this Zoom meeting, please fill out this form. You may also wish to sign up for this google group devoted to PBP preparation.

      Greg Merritt
      Deb Banks
      Mark Thomas
      Eric Norris
      Rose Cox
      Bryan Kilgore
      Dawn Piech
      Martin Ortega