Hey NERds! Registration for this weekend's 300k & 200k closes on Friday. I'm guessing we'll have about 45 riders between
both events but there's no limit.
Both distances have been pre-ridden and there's no change to the route since last used in 2019. The RWGPS cues have
been modified to make them better for people using the RWGPS app as their primary navigation. There will be some printed
cues at the start but please download and print out your own cue sheet if possible.
One important note is the earlier start times: 5am for the 300k, 7am for the 200k. Enjoy the extra hour of daylight riding.
But also remember a reflective vest/sash, legbands, and bright front/rear lighting is required after 7:30pm. (No exceptions!)
I'm really like this route. It's about as rural as you can get in Eastern MA. The section between Barre and Palmer is probably
my favorite but the whole route takes people on roads sparsely used by cyclists and motorists alike. It is worth noting that
riders won't pass many stores. Keep that in mind when deciding how many bottles to take and snacks to keep on the bike.
Thanks to Volunteer Bill we'll have a secret control (hint: after the Quabbin spur) with water and a few snacks.
In Holland we'll have a fully supported control with BYO sandwiches and other snacks.
Pre-Riders on the 300k had good things to say about "Farmer Matt's", a farm stand at mile 137 on the 300k*.
Please thank volunteers Bill M, Jeff O, and Chip C for devoting their entire day assisting with ride. We can't have brevets
without volunteers who give up their own rides to help others.
*The rider who raved about "Farmer Matt's" stand is named Matt. Coincidence?