May 11th – Boston 300k with 200k Option. This revised route was new in 2018. It’s a super scenic route along well traveled (Tweeto’s) and less traveled (Holand) locations in the central parts of Massachuetts. Highlights include a visit to Tweeto’s in Ashburnham, the southern side of the overflowing Quabbin Reservoir, and Holland. The 200k starts a bit later in the day so riders return around the same time. It’s a challenging but rewarding event. Registration Page
Cue Sheet updated for clarity on May 9th 2019 with links on the event page. No changes to route. Riders should remember no on-route support is possible so ensure you have a backup plan to get home. The pavement is horrendous in spots so be prepared. Lights are required for both distances.
May 18-20 – Brattleboro Team Weekend! In 2019 NER will be offering the classic Fleche (24h & 360km+) plus a new event known as the Trace (No Time Limit & 200km+). Team events are for groups of 2-6 riders who design their own route to Brattleboro, VT and finish in the city on Sunday, May 20. NER will be having a celebratory Brunch at 11am on Sunday at Wetstone station. Teams and friends are encouraged to attend. Fleche & Trace Applications due by May 8th.
April 6th – “Classic” 200k out of Concord MA. This is a challenging but very scenic route leaving from Nashoba Brooks School and heading to the visitor center of DCR Mt. Wachusett, over to the small central Mass town of Oakham, and down to DCR Putney Chasm in Sutton, MA before heading back to Concord. If you like small roads and rolling hills, this is the route for you. Visit the information page for more details or just register now. (This brevet is pre-reg only.)
April 20th – Annual Vermont season kick-off 100k out Montpelier, VT. This is a nice 65 mile loop though central Vermont with a few dirt roads. Always a fun event with the friendly Vermont crew. Information and registration.
Fleche & Dart Planning:
The New England Randonneurs Team weekend (Weekend of May 19) ends in Brattleboro, VT in 2019! We’re also offering a new event: The ACP Trace. The Trace is the Fleche’s little kid brother. Whereas the Fleche is 360km minimum, the Trace is between 200-360km but not longer. On the Fleche you can’t stop for more then 2 hours but on the Trace you can stop for as long as you’d like, sleeping overnight or completing the event quickly or slowly if desired. The Fleche is for teams of 3-5 bikes but the Trace is 2-6. Both events have teams designing their own route to Brattleboro.
Both events are very fun — people often say the team events are their favorite Randonneuring activity. Applications are due May 10th.
After a delay to make some changes to procedures, NER is pleased to announce riders may register for all events from March to June 28th at this time. Registration for events after the PBP cut off (July 1) will open later in the spring.
New for 2019: NER Membership is required for all events. The membership fee has been dropped to only $5! It’s the deal of the decade. This change has been made in response to changes in insurance. Purchase a NER Membership Now!
If you do not have a NER Membership by Noon on the Friday before the event, you will not be allowed to register at the start or start the event. Day of event registration will not be available for all events so please register online. Do not wait until the last minute or you risk missing the cut-off time and being unable to start.
2018 Volunteers – FREE Membership & Season Pass!
If you helped us in 2018, THANK YOU. Please Register for your free Membership & Season Pass. Please considering volunteering and help us again in 2019 — it’s the only way we’re able to run events.
March 23 – 100k Concord, MA – Register
March 30 – 200k Providence, RI – Register
April 6 – 200k Concord, MA – Register
April 20 – 100k Montpellier, VT – Register
May 4 – 200k Middlesex, VT – Register
May 11 – 200k & 300k Concord, MA – Register
June 1 – 200k & 300k Burlington, VT – Register
June 8 – 200k & 400k Woburn, MA – Register
June 29 – 600k Concord, MA – Register
Happy 10th Birthday New England Randonneurs! NER was founded in February 2009 with the formal incorporation the Boston Brevet Series which had been run since the 1980s. Thank you to our Presidents over the years: Founder Tracey Ingle, Bruce Ingle, Dan Greene, and Jake Kassen.