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Intro to Recreational Road Cycling - Hatfield, MA

Date and Time

Saturday, May 1, 2021, 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Location

Hatfield, MA,
Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

This is a new type of activity intended for people who are new to outdoor recreational group cycling. This trip will be 14 miles in length and mostly flat. The activity difficulty level as defined by AMC will be Relaxed. The pace will be comfortable (9-11 mph average), and we will keep the group together. Before riding, we will present a group safety talk followed by basic instruction including a bike operation and helmet fit check, and a review of efficient pedaling and gear shifting techniques. This training will help build your confidence, ensure you can maintain your bicycle in good working order, and prepare you for more challenging rides later in the season.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Click map for driving directions
town of hatfield town hall

Activity

Bicycling - Road

Offered By

Berkshire (Mass.)

Status

Open

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




Janine is Chair of the AMC Western Massachusetts Bicycling Committee. Prior to starting the Western MA Bicycle Committee, Janine led bicycle trips for AMC's Boston Chapter for two decades. She enjoys planning and leading bike rides, taking AMC members to interesting places in Massachusetts and exploring with them by bike.

Leader




Brant is Chair of the AMC Western Mass Chapter and a Bicycling trip leader. Brant has been riding bikes for both pleasure and exercise for as long as he can remember. Starting in the early 2000s, bicycling became Brant's primary outdoor activity (except during winter), and he now rides at least 2500 miles each year. His bike is named Ulysses, inspired by the final line of the poem by Tennyson.