MA 100k & Member’s Meeting – Nov 6th 2022

Start, Finish, and Meeting Location: Jake & Emily’s Home – 117 Governors Ave, Medford MA
Parking: Free on-street parking on Governors Ave, both sides. Please do not block driveways.
Ride Start Time: 8am (Note daylight savings time change!)
Ride Leader: Jake Kassen
Lights: Optional
Distance: 108km / 67 miles (Note: 15km / 10 Mile of unpaved trails)
Time Limit: 7h 12m – No additional time for dirt sections
Map & GPS File:
Cue Sheet: See above RWGPS Link
Sanctioning: RUSA Only
Registration: BikeReg

On Sunday, Nov 6th 2022 NER will have a Populaire ride followed by a NER Members meeting at 3pm.

Populaire @ 8am

Last NER Ride of 2022! Come enjoy the fall weather on a mix terrain, low elevation gain route. The ride is more than 30% on bike paths and 9 miles of hard packed dirt. (The part south of Assabet Wildlife refuge is soft and sandy for about a mile.)  It’s a fairly unremarkable route but it’s low traffic and as flat as you can get in the Boston western suburbs.  There are plenty of places to get a cup of coffee, a pint of beer, a fried dough with a hole in the center and cones.

Please note this route should be ridden in a relaxed approach. The shared paths are popular with families, joggers, and novice cyclists so don’t plan to set an personal speed record.

NER will have snacks at Emily & Jake’s house when people return.

Read the ride report from October 27th.

2022 Members Meeting @ 3pm

The yearly members meeting is in NER’s Bylaws. It is an opportunity for members to discuss any issues related to the organization which might be on their mind. These meetings have been festive occasions with snacks, recalling enjoyable rides of the past year, and looking ahead. The meeting is open to all current NER members and people can join remotely via zoom if they’d like. If planning to join remotely, please provide a valid email address in your registration to receive the Zoom link sent on Saturday.

Registration Open for All Events Prior to September

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.