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Intro to Recreational Road Cycling - Sunderland, MA

Date and Time

Saturday, May 8, 2021, 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Location

Sunderland, 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 13.5 miles in length and mostly flat. The activity difficulty level as defined by AMC will be RELAXED. The pace will be comfortable (10-12 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

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Activity

Bicycling - Road

Offered By

Berkshire (Mass.)

Status

Open

Difficulty

Easy

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




Robyn has been leading group rides for the AMC Boston Chapter since 2005. She enjoys introducing newcomers to the sport and also leads rides for a Meet Up group. She also has ten years of experience as a group exercise leader in a variety of settings. When not cycling, Robyn enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

Leader



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Steve has been road cycling most of his life, leading group rides for the past 15 years for the AMC Boston Chapter. He is well-versed as a bike mechanic and is an advocate for safe riding, teaching others not only the rules of the road, but how to maximize the enjoyment of the sport. He typically rides over 2000 miles per year, including some rides during the winter months. When not riding, he can be found hiking, snowshoeing, and Nordic skiing.