Special Event: Making a DIY Handlebar Snack Sack (May 21st)

Special Social Isolation (and DIY) event on Thursday May 21, 2020 @ 7pm-

NER’s Clerk and longtime rider Emily O’Brien is hosting an online presentation walking riders through the steps needed to create their own handlebar snack bag using materials they probably already have at home. This presentation is being coordinated by CRW but all NER riders and friends are invited. From the CRW Website:

Emily O’Brien will demonstrate how to make a handy little snack bag that mounts to your handlebars and stem. It’s perfect for nibbles you want convenient, one-handed access to while on the bike, or an additional water bottle. It can be mounted in multiple locations to just about any type of bike. The presentation will cover the basics of using a sewing machine or sewing by hand; the process of measuring and cutting; assembling and finishing the bag; and a slightly modified version you can make with less need for specialized hardware. This is a great project for beginners or experienced sewists. You don’t need a special or fancy or industrial sewing machine for this.

If you’re interested in joining Emily, please prepare by visiting her website detail page for the project.

Emily O'Brien DIY Snack Sack

Link to the Zoom presentation and other details are on the CRW Info Page.

May Events + Fleche/Trace Postponed

In continuing to follow the guidance of health authorities and we’ve made the disappointing but unavoidable decision to cancel/postpone all events in May, include the Fleche & Trace. Our goal is to have a complete Super Randonneur season (200, 300, 400, 600k) and a Fleche/Trace in 2020. The dates and routes for these events won’t be decided until there’s more clarity on COVID-19 so new dates & routes probably won’t be announced until June. Events currently on the schedule for later in the summer will likely be shifted as well so that riders can use shorter distances to train for the longer events, as normal. In the meantime, keep riding solo and stay safe!

NER isn’t going to DNF 2020, we’re just taking a long break at a control.

March & April Events Canceled/Postponed

Due to the recommendations of health authorities and concerns for our riders and volunteers, NER has decided to cancel/postpone all events in March and April: The Bays & Bridges 200k, the Sterling 100k, The Peidmont 100k, and the Oakham 200k. We hope some of these events will be rescheduled for later in the Spring, possibly with alternate routes. Please check back periodically for the latest news.

    In the meantime, keep riding, stay safe, and stay strong! Check out NER’s large historic route library for ideas to plan your solo endeavors while we wait for health concerns to subside.