By Michael Bello
Published 06/06/2024; Updated 06/06/2024

The 15th edition of the Hatfield Lions Club Bike Tour will be held this Saturday, June 8th. The current weather forecast is for partly cloudy skies throughout the day with a temperature range of 55 to 72 degrees.

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 encouraging members to participate in this event.

The entry fee is $40 per rider. Riders may register in advance through BikeReg, and day of registration ($45 cash) will also be available at the event. Pre-registered riders will receive a complimentary t-shirt, which will feature the NCC logo!

 

Register for the Hatfield Lions Club Annual Bike Tour

 

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There are three route options, which start and end at the Lions Club Pavilion (15 Billings Way, Hatfield, MA 01038):

  • 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.

For those interested in completing a metric century (100 kilometers/63 miles), the 50 mile route can easily be extended using this rebel route, which tacks on six miles from the final rest stop.

After the ride, there will be a pasta lunch. In addition, since this is taking place in Hatfield, baked potatoes will also be served.

Riders may start anytime between 8 AM and 9 AM. There will be NCC groups departing for the 35 mile and 50/63 mile routes at 9 AM. This will give NCC members who want to ride from their homes to the start line ample time to enhance their adventure. For anyone around the start point a little before 9 AM, we will gather for an NCC photo.