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INTRO TO RECREATIONAL ROAD CYCLING - AMHERST, MA

Date and Time

Saturday, July 10, 2021, 10:00AM - 12:30PM

Location

UMass Amherst, Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley, MA,
Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

Join us for a delightful 20-mile group bicycle ride at a relaxed pace (9-11 mph average) on well-paved roads with some rolling hills. Total elevation gain over the route is approximately 1200 feet. This outdoor activity is designed to accommodate adults who are new to recreational group cycling and would like to learn basic rider safety and simple bike maintenance skills. We will convene on the UMass Amherst campus and start with about 45 minutes of instruction. We will get on our bikes and ride north on roads towards Montague then loop back through Leverett. At the end of the ride, you will have an opportunity to ask the leaders any questions you might have. This ride is suitable for anyone comfortable with being continuously active in the outdoors for 90 minutes. You must have a road, touring, or hybrid bike in good working order, a properly fitting bicycle helmet, a spare bicycle tube that fits your tires, water, and a light snack.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

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UMass Sunwheel

Activity

Bicycling - Road

Offered By

Berkshire (Mass.)

Status

Open

Difficulty

Relaxed

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




Brant is a volunteer bicycle trip leader for the AMC Western Massachusetts Chapter Bicycling Committee. 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 3000 miles each year. His bike is named Ulysses, inspired by the final line of the poem by Tennyson of the same name.