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Sunderland - Leverett Loop

Date and Time

Saturday, October 2, 2021, 10:00AM - 1:30PM

Location

Sunderland, MA,
Massachusetts, Berkshires,
MA United States

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

Join us for a delightful 31-mile loop from the Sunderland Public Library, exploring quiet paved roads in Sunderland, Leverett, Amherst and Hadley. The activity level will be relaxed, with a moderate pace of 11-13 mph average. Total elevation gain over the route is approximately 1100 feet (35 feet per mile). A few climbs will be steep but short. Highlights include plentiful farm views, views of Mount Toby, a swing through UMass Amherst campus passing by the UMass Sunwheel, and a lunch or snack stop at the North Hadley Sugar Shack. We will keep the group together and regroup as needed along the way. There will be some automobile traffic on the roads, but in general the traffic will be light. Expect to be cycling for 2.5-3 hours.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Click map for driving directions
North Hadley Sugar Shack

Activity

Bicycling - Road

Offered By

Western Massachusetts

Status

Open

Difficulty

Moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




Janine is Chair of the AMC WMA Bicycling Committee. Prior to starting the AMC WMA Chapter Bicycle Committee, Janine led bicycle trips for the AMC 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 a 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 2500 miles each year. His bike is named Ulysses, inspired by the final line of the poem by Tennyson.