Sunday, November 18, 2012

NC Randonneurs Year End Celebration--It's Party Time!

Riders at the 2010 year end party in Greensboro.

It’s that time of the year, and you’re invited. The NC Randonneurs will hold two rides next Saturday, and an evening party. You’re welcome to join the fun.

If you wanted to try randonneuring, here’s your opportunity. We have a ride of approximately 70 miles (111K) and a longer ride of 125 miles (200K). The rides start and finish at Natty Greene’s near downtown Raleigh.

The rides are RUSA events and open to all riders. The routes were mainly designed by Mike Hogan. You’ll find the country roads especially enjoyable.

There’s a fee of $15 for the rides. After registering and signing a waiver, you’ll get a standard brevet card. You’ll have to have this stamped along the way at various stores or checkpoints.

The evening’s festivities are also at Natty Greene’s.  There's a $15 fee for the party as well.

Details on the rides and party are below.

Ride Times!

What: 111K populaire and 200K
Date: November 24
Where: Natty Greene’s, 505 West Jones Street, Raleigh
Fee: $15 for the ridePaypal to:

Times: Note two start times:
  • 200km Brevet starts at 7:00 AM--6:00 AM registration;
  • 111km Populaire starts at 10:00--9:00 AM registration

How to register: Please send Alan Johnson an e-mail at with your name, address, and RUSA number (if you have one) so he can make a card for you. Here’s more information about the rides.

Party Time!

The party will begin at 6 PM with Hors d'oeuvres and drinks at Natty Greene’s near downtown Raleigh.  

When: Natty Greene's / November 24
Time: 6 PM
Fee: $15 / per person for the party. Paypal to:

The menu is:

  • Twisters--large soft, baked pretzels with honey mustard
  • Bayonets--tomato, mozzarella, basil skewers
  • Art Dip--spinach artichoke dip with pita bread
  • Natty's Platter--ham, pepperoni,, salami, and assorted cheeses

  • Shrimp--jumbo shrimp served with cocktail sauce
  • Vegetarian Lasagna

  • Salad
  • Cole Slaw
  • Herb Roasted Potatoes

 Coffee and soft drinks will be provided. All other beverages will be by cash bar.

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