SUMMER/FALL EVENTS

2008

 

Blind Stokers Tandem ride

Saturday, September 13

Meet at the Commuter Rail Parking Lot in Lincoln, MA. There will be the choice of a 20 mile or a 30 mile route depending on ability and endurance level. The ride will go through Lincoln, Sudbury, Concord and Carlisle. Cue sheets will be provided. Bring your own lunch or buy at a local sandwich shop. Single bikers are also welcome. We need tandems and captains to make this ride happen. A helmet is necessary.  If you have extra ones, please bring them along to loan:  if possible, please bring pedals with regular toe clips.  If you have an extra tandem, please bring that too.

           Preregistration is Required – due August 15

           Cost:  $10

 

Wachusett State Mountain Reservation
October 4, 2008

Princeton, MA

Come enjoy the fall foliage and apple-crisp air as we hike the trails of the Wachusett State Mountain Reservation in Princeton MA.  With over 17 miles of hiking and walking trails through old growth forest, streams, ponds, meadows and a bog,  and possibilities to reach the spectacular views at the summit at 2,600 feet, there should be an abundance of possibilities for easy to moderate hikes.  Plan on about five miles.  This is an all-day event.  Wear hiking boots and appropriate layers of clothing for the weather.  Bring a bag lunch and plenty of water.  We plan on having a few locations from which to catch rides to the reservation.  Specifics will be available after the registration deadline.

           Preregistration is Required – due September 15.

            Cost:  $10

 

Payments and Refund Policy

Please make payments by check made out to New England Regional Ski for Light and mail to:

NERSFL
P.O. Box 861
Georgetown, MA 01833
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Full payment and application for the August weekend trip must be received by the stated deadlines. Early application returns will assist in planning for adequate guide and matching.

 

Forms

Clicking here will bring you to a application for you to print out, complete, and return with your payment.  Health and Liability forms will be sent to you after we receive your completed application and payment.  All forms must be filled out, signed, and returned before you can participate in an event.

 

Physical Condition

Anyone in average physical condition can expect to complete these activities.  If there is any questions about your ability to participate, we will be happy to discuss it with you.  In questionable cases, the decision to participate will lie with the participant and his or her physician.  Participants must take responsibility for their own health-related issues at events.  If you are interested in attending an event as a guide, please be assured that training in guiding a visually impaired person is available at events.  However, it is expected that you have some familiarity and skill with the planned activities.  Everyone’s enjoyment will be enhanced by any measures taken to improve  physical fitness and stamina before the event.  All guides and participants must be at least eighteen years of age.

 

Transportation
Transportation to events is a shared responsibility We will make every effort to have transportation available by carpooling.  You will be contacted about a week before an event to make travel arrangements.  Guides are encouraged to let us know if you are willing to drive and how many passengers  you can take.  All passengers are expected to contribute towards the cost of gasoline.  Remember!  Take into consideration the rising price of gas when paying your drivers!!  If you are coming to an event from out of town, do not make travel plans back home on public transportation prior to 7:00 pm on the final day of an event.  It is very difficult to guarantee a return to transportation centers prior to this time without disrupting other participants' plans.

Guide Dogs

Although guide dogs are welcome on most trips, there are restrictions that may impact your participation in some activities (such as the tandem bike ride).  If you are considering bringing your dog, please indicate this on your registration form or leave a message for Marie on the NERSFL phone line.

E-mail Addresses

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