Perm Sip & Chat – March 18th @ 7pm

In advance of PERM DAY (April 3rd), Phil Stern is hosting a Sip & Chat zoom event to discuss the RUSA perm program in more detail.

    Curious about what a RUSA Permanent actually is? Want to know more about the rules? Need help designing and submitting your own route? Just want to drink a beer and listen to people talk about bikes on zoom? Phil has got it covered!

      Thanks to everyone who joined the zoom. The document with Phil’s links can be found here.

      March 2021 Update

      Hey NERds! Happy March! This month is like 3:45am on a 600k. It’s cold, you’re tired, and worn out. But you can see some light on the horizon from the coming sunrise. Soon it will be light, the temperature will rise, and you’ll find your legs. But you’ve still got another 30 miles to the control.

          The NER Board is closely monitoring the health guidance New across England and we’re eager to resume brevets when it’s appropriate. We think that time is close but don’t want to speculate further. Until other information is posted, please assume in-person events are postponed. But please do join us for our very first..

            NER Perm Day! April 3rd 2021. NER Riders each pick a RUSA Permanent and ride it on April 3rd. Any official RUSA perm counts. In the evening we’ll gather virtually on Zoom to discuss our rides and have a celebratory drink. (This takes the place of the brevet scheduled for that day.) More info here.

              Brevets in April and onward: While we are not canceling scheduled events at this time, they are on hold until further notice. We full anticipate group events (Perms, Pops, etc) later in 2021 when allowed by public health guidelines.

                Fleche/Trace: These events will be moved to the weekend of September 25th. Destination is tentatively Brattleboro, VT. ACP is allowing groups to alter the date in 2021 so riders will still receive ACP credit.

                  Other Notes:

                    Riders must be current RUSA members for all of our in-person events. Please consider joining or renewing your RUSA membership now.

                      NER membership is optional for participation in all events, although we’re always happy to have more members. The membership fee is $10 in 2021. If you joined in 2020, you automatically have your membership carried until the end of 2021.

                        At this time we do not expect to charge fees to ride a NER event in 2021 apart from the required RUSA membership. On-route services may be reduced from previous years as a result.

                        Tentative 2021 Schedule

                        NER is back in 2021! Specific details are TBD but we intend to offer Brevets and Pops in 2021, one way or another.

                        Below is the NER schedule as of Jan 15th, 2021. Please note that this schedule may (and likely will) change as events are added, moved, and modified based on COVID guidance and volunteer availability. Registration links and details will be posted here a few weeks before each event. For more discussion and breaking news, join the NER Google Group & List.

                        DateDistanceInfo
                        April 3rdPERM DAY!Perm Day Info
                        April 18th200kFive Hills in NH
                        May 1st200kFive Hills in NH
                        May 15th200kBakery Brevet
                        May 22nd200kProvidence-Duxbury-Plymouth-Providence
                        May 30th300kMidcoast Maine 300km
                        June 19th100k Perm and 400k BrevetOh Canada 400km
                        July 10th400kPortland Express
                        Sept 11th200 & 600kTBA
                        Sept 12th200kTBA
                        Sept 25th
                        (New Date)
                        Fleche (360k+) & Trace (200k+) Team Weekend!Tentative Destination: Brattleboro, VT
                        Dec 11th100kBumblebee 100km

                        Note that a current Randonneurs USA Membership will be required for all events.