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BikeFest Tour of the Valley

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CANCELED for 2020 – See you in 2021!

Welcome to the 11th annual BikeFest Tour of the Valley

BikeFest 2019 will happen on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Look Park – Register Here!

Come out to enjoy the stunning fall foliage, dairy farms, and quaint villages of the Pioneer Valley, then stay for the gourmet food, beer, live music and entertainment. BikeFest is the most fun you can have on or off a bike! 

And to thank YOU for being a cyclist, rides, lunch, music, beer  and kickin’ party are only $35-$75 inclusive at early-bird rates.  (Rates increase on 9/5.  BikeFest WILL sell out, so register early.)

Tour of the Valley entrance fee includes fully supported ride with SAG, well-stocked rest stops, a post-ride buffet with local craft beer, entertainment featuring the music of the Galvanizer Band and other surprises.  High quality, advertising-free T-Shirts and Water Bottles are available for purchase while supplies last.

All proceeds benefit The Northampton Cycling Club, a 501c3, offering support for youth and amateur cycling; the JAM Fund, a 501(c)3, helping younger cyclists achieve their goals, both on and off the bike, through mentoring, grants and a supported racing program.

Kids ride Free: Children 10 years old or younger ride free with a registered parent. Both must be present at sign in.

BikeFest needs volunteers!  Learn how you can get a free BikeFest T-shirt, water bottle and lunch by volunteering or providing a volunteer.  Sign up here or click here for more information.

 Note: Look Park imposes a motor vehicle entry fee of $9.  Bicycles always enter free.

Ride amenities include:

– Five great, well marked, ride routes to choose from.
– Motorized SAG with mechanical support provided for all rides.
– Well stocked rest stops approx. every 25 miles with sports nutrition.
– A gourmet post-ride buffet with local craft beer.
– Local craft beers available with your lunch (must be 21).
– Post ride festival including live music from Galvanizer, kids races, BMX stunt show, face painting a bike friendly expo and much more
– Rides start at times below with an announcement and send-off.

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All proceeds benefit the JAM Fund, and the Northampton Cycling Club’s youth and amateur cycling programs.  NCC and JAM Fund are registered 501(c)3 charities.

BikeFest Reviews:

BikeFest 2019 will happen on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Look Park so mark your calendars! You can view some great photos from past BikeFests here.

“The most fun I’ve ever had on or off a bike.”  — Clayton
“Spectacular event!  I loved the new Century Route!”  — anonymous
“Good company, wonderful finish.”  — Jim, Northampton
“Thank you for a really well run event (72 miler)”  Peter D.
“We drive 100 miles from eastern Mass and trying to get more to come out, the scenic routes and minimum traffic is a bonus” — anonymous
“Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the ride.  While I live relatively close, I was introduced to some roads I had not ridden before and enjoyed them immensely.”  — Wilbraham
“Thanks for putting on a great ride and I appreciate all you are doing to promote cycling!”  — Brian C.

No refunds will be issued for any reason.

BikeFest Green Event Pledge:

To minimize the environmental impact of BikeFest, most food and materials used will be sourced locally.  All aid stations provide tap water, energy drink powder, fresh fruit and pbj or bagels to eliminate packaging and transport waste.

Check out this short video to see what YOU will experience!

How about this great video that may even have YOU in it from 2016- special thank you to Ed Comeau for the shooting and production: