May 25: last day for discounted hotel for the Maine 300k

Re-posting ride organizer Mike A’s post to the google group:

For those considering this ride, Clarion hotel has graciously extended the deadline for the NER group rate until midnight May 25. The rate is good for two nights-6/10 and 6/11 and is a quite reasonable $179- a steep discount these days. Just follow this link.
Note that the hotel is 0.2 miles from the start location at the train station. If you want to travel on the train with bike you will need to reserve the spot when you purchase a ticket. The space is limited but with the recent re-fitting of luggage spaces at least these days Amtrak seems to be consistent with how they deal bikes so you know what expect. This new setup has been discussed [on the google group] so you can search and read NERd experiences and tips on eg protecting paint from scratches.

Clarification/Reminder on RUSA Membership

There’s a small update to NER policies and RUSA membership: you must have your permanent (digits only, not starting with T) RUSA membership in order to start an NER event. We don’t want to have to turn anyone away, but we will do so if we can’t verify your membership. If you are planning to ride this coming weekend, the time to check your RUSA membership is RIGHT NOW.

You can check your membership at RUSA’s site and you can also join or renew your membership there. Please note that you cannot join RUSA on BikeReg/Outside — you must go to the RUSA site.

If you are joining or renewing to ride a ride within the next few weeks, you should pay with PayPal as checks can get delayed in the mail.

This is an administrative requirement of RUSA for us to be accredited to put on events. If the cost of joining RUSA plus the cost of attending your first event is prohibitive to you joining us, please do contact us; we don’t want cost to stop someone from trying the sport!

NER Welcomes 2022!

Here’s hoping for an exciting and enjoyable year of Randonneuring! Many new and classic events are in the works for events starting in the early Spring.

    Details on the NER 2022 Membership, a season pass, etc will be posted a few weeks before the first event, currently scheduled for March 5th.

      A 2022 calendar for RUSA approved events can be found on NER’s results page. Details for these events will be added to the list on the right column a few weeks before each event and updated periodically.

        As a reminder, a good place to discuss upcoming events and other randonneuring topics is NER’s Discussion List/Group.