West Connecticut River Valley Ride

Date and Time

Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10:00AM - 2:00PM


Sunderland, MA,
Massachusetts, Connecticut River Valley,


Registration is required for this activity.


Come explore the scenic river valley west of the Connecticut River in the Pioneer Valley north of Amherst MA. This ride will be 32 miles in length, with a few steep, but short climbs and flat to rolling terrain. Total elevation gain over the ride is about 1200 feet. We will be cycling on quiet, well-paved country roads through lush farmlands, traveling through Hatfield, Whately, Greenfield, Deerfield, and South Deerfield. We'll take a snack and restroom break in scenic Old Deerfield Village. The pace will be relaxed at 12-13 mph average, and we will keep the group together. We will regroup at various points along the way. You will need a road bike in good working order, a helmet, a fix-flat kit, water and snacks.

AMC Trip Policy

COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.



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Bicycling - Road

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Western Massachusetts






Adults (18+)


Robyn has been leading group rides for the AMC Western MA and Boston chapters since 2005. She enjoys introducing newcomers to the sport. 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, boot camp, and snowshoeing.


Steve has been road cycling most of his life, leading group rides for the past 17 years for the AMC. 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.