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4/3 Northampton-Belchertown-Amherst 9:30 am

One of my favorite mellow Spring rides, only 42 miles and 1,500' of climbing. The ride starts at the MCRT parking lot just off I-91/Exit 19. We cross the river then head S for a tour through Mount Holyoke College. Then its east to Belchertown. We pick up the rail trail just to the north and ride to Amherst. Be sure to get off the R/T at S. Pleasant St. and head north into Amherst and lunch (TBD). Lots of good places for food so we'll pick one as we go by. Then its up to U. Mass and over to Mill River for the ride home. Make sure your bike is ready to go! Changing tires, fixing shifting, etc. is a good way to get left behind at the start. Water! and snack along with tube, etc.

If folks can do the distance then almost anyone can do the ride. If it promises to be a nice spring day, get to the parking lot early. It will fill up fast.