Summer 2004 Events

Blind Stokers Tandem ride: Saturday, June 12 at 9 am. 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 Daisy's Sandwich Shop in Carlisle .Center. Single bikers are also welcome. We need tandems and captains to make this ride go. A helmet is necessary. If you have extra ones, please bring them along to loan; and if possible, please bring pedals with regular toe clips. If you have an extra tandem, please bring that too.

We're hoping for a beautiful day, of course. If the weather looks questionable, call Mark Remaly at (781) 391-2943 to see if the ride will go. If you have any questions, you can call Mark at that number or e-mail him at: mremaly@comcast.net.

Your donation of $10 will help cover expenses.

Cranmore Mountain Lodge -Come join us again for a relaxing and fun-filled weekend in North Conway, NH at the Cranmore Mountain

Lodge August 13-15. On Saturday you will have a choice of hiking or canoeing. On Sunday everybody will hike. Enjoy the inn's excellent food, semiprivate rooms with private baths, outdoor pool and hot tub. Or walk into town for some shopping. The cost is $165 per person and includes 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and a Saturday barbecue. Deposit of $25.00 is due by June 1st. Final payment is due on July 23rd. Cranmore Mountain Lodge telephone: (603)357-7243. This is for you to give family and friends. Do not call to make your own reservations for this trip.

Middlesex Fells in Medford and Malden-This is an all day hike on Saturday, October 2nd. We'll meet at Oak Grove Station MBTA Orange line at 9:30 a.m. Bring your own lunch and drink. Wear good hiking boots. We'll plan to hike until 2:30 or 3:00 that afternoon. Your $10.00 donation will be appreciated.

Any questions? Call Joanne at 781-667-9270

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 2170, West Brattleboro, Vermont 05303. Deposits and application for trips must be received by June 1st. All deposits are nonrefundable. The balance for the weekend trip is due on July 23rd and is nonrefundable unless your space can be filled. We will do our best to assist you to find a substitute, but it is ultimately your responsibility to find a replacement.

Scholarships available

Financial assistance is available for people who cannot afford the full cost of a trip. To be considered, one must submit a letter with the application for the event. The letter should contain total monthly or yearly income with expenses and other information to demonstrate need. Scholarship decisions will be made no later than 5 weeks before the event is to take place.

Forms

Enclosed is an application for you to complete and send with your payment. Health and Liability forms will be sent to you after we receive your enrollment. All forms must be filled out and signed before you can participate in the event.

Physical Condition

Anyone in average physical condition can expect to complete these events. If we have any questions about your ability to participate, we will call and 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 problems at these events. Your enjoyment will be enhanced by any measures you take to improve your physical fitness and stamina before the event.

Transportation

Transportation will be 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 they are willing to drive and how many passengers they can take. All passengers are expected to contribute towards the cost of gasoline. If you are coming to an event from out of town, do not make travel plans on public transportation prior to 7:00 pm on Sunday. It is very difficult to guarantee a return to transportation centers prior to this time without disrupting other participants' plans.

We hope to see you on one or several of the summer trips!!

We'll have a raffle on Saturday evening when we are at the Cranmore Inn, so don't forget to bring something to donate,

WE ARE A TAX EXEMPT NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION. WE ALWAYS APPRECIATE DONATIONS IF YOU WISH TO INCLUDE ONE WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

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