By Jonathan O'Keeffe
Published 06/04/2024; Updated 06/04/2024

After taking a week off for Memorial Day, the Monday Night Intro Ride resumed last night. Adam, Esther, Jerome, and Nathan joined Ari and me for a lap of our Hatfield route on a gorgeous evening. Several folks were doing their first group ride ever, and they did great! We braved the ongoing construction project at Damon Road and King Street, lamenting the just-cancelled plans for a bike path extension that would have bypassed this section and taken us directly up to Elm St in Hatfield. Alas, we’re stuck with Route 5/10 for now, but traffic wasn’t too bad, and we were soon enjoying the quiet back roads of Hatfield. The group worked well together and we covered ground quickly, arriving back at Sheldon Field just before 7 PM, averaging about 14.5 mph. Next week will be our Easthampton route, with a few more hills — come out and join us!