As previously announced, the Hatfield Lions Club is hosting the 14th edition of the Hatfield Lions Club Bike Tour on June 10th. The proceeds from the event will support eye research, the traditional cause for the Lions Club.
The Northampton Cycling Club is supporting this ride financially, and it encourages its members to ride for this worthy cause. Last year, the NCC had over 24 members participate in the event.
Below is a message from Chris Kociela, the organizer of the Hatfield Lions Club Bike Tour.
The Hatfield Lions Club and I want to invite you back to the 14th edition of the Hatfield Lions Club Bike Tour. The event will be held on June 10th.
There will be three ride options (25 miles, 35 miles, and 50 miles) starting and ending at the Lions Club Pavilion (15 Billings Way, Hatfield, MA 01038). We suggest starting between 8 AM and 9 AM.
The entry fee is $30 per rider. Riders may register in advance through BikeReg, and day of registration ($35, cash only) will also be available at the event. Pre-registered riders will receive a complementary t-shirt.
This event helps the Hatfield Lions club support eye research, our organization’s traditional cause.
After the ride, we will host a pasta lunch. It goes without saying that there will be baked potatoes at a Hatfield event.
We are using our traditional routes again this year:
- The 25 mile route is very flat (less than 800 feet of climbing) and goes through Whatley, Deerfield, and Hatfield. This is a great ride for families.
- The 35 mile route doubles the climbing of the 25 mile route and adds Conway to the mix. Both the 25 and 35 mile routes have a rest stop in Deerfield, in the shade at the base of the Stillwater Bridge.
- The 50 mile route is really 56 miles with over 3,600 feet of climbing. This is a scenic ride that travels up to the picturesque Bardwell’s Ferry Bridge connecting Conway and Shelburne Falls. This will be the first rest stop of the day. From there, the adventure continues and meets up with the other routes at the Stillwater Bridge rest stop.
We hope you will join us for a fun day.
Chris, Event Organizer, and the Hatfield Lions Club