The Bicycling Committee is launching its first series of rides during the 2017 outdoor cycling season (May through October). We’re very excited to introduce road biking to the AMC Berkshire Chapter community!
At the start of the season, only two bicycling trip leaders (Brant and Janine, the Committee co-chairs) will have completed the AMC’s volunteer leadership training program. We hope to recruit new leaders and grow our ranks over the course of our first season. Until that happens, we’ll be able to run only one or two rides per month. We’ll try to alternate rides between the Amherst MA and Stockbridge MA areas.
With that in mind, here is our “game plan” for rides in 2017:
All rides will accommodate those who are comfortable riding at a relaxed pace (10-12 mph). As we get further into the riding season, we may separate into faster and slower groups.
To participate in a ride, you will need at a minimum:
Overall, our goal is to ensure that everyone has fun, gets outdoors to see our beautiful countryside at the speed of a bicycle ride, and learns a bit about bike safety and effective riding skills along the way.
We’re always happy to hear from our members, and appreciate tips and suggestions about good places and routes for riding in our area. Feel free to send us email at the address below!
Bicycling Co-Chairs: Brant Cheikes & Janine Papesh, reachable via email@example.com