BikeFest & Tour of the Valley

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.

 

NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional 2020 BikeFest and Tour of the Valley is canceled. We thank you for your support and hope to see you in 2021!

 

Wait! You still want the BikeFest riding challenge in 2020? We heard you and launched BikeFest: Solo. Register for one or all of the solo routes.

The Northampton Cycling Club’s premier event,¬†BikeFest, is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Most of the money we raise is donated to the JAM Fund, which helps kids across the country who are passionate about riding bikes and racing.

NCC and JAM Fund are both registered 501(c)3 charities.

There are multiple BikeFest routes to choose from, including a family route, 25 to 100 mile road routes, and 30 to 60 mile gravel routes. You can easily find the perfect challenge, and all routes include rest stops and mechanical support.

The event traditionally ends with a huge party at Look Park that includes food, friends, and music.

BikeFest and Tour of the Valley is celebrating its 11th year.

 

Details

When: Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Location: Dow Pavilion at Look Park (300 North Main Street, Florence, MA 01062)

Parking: Look Park charges $9 for parking. Please observe the 12 mph speed limit in the park.

Check In/Registration: Begins at 6:15 AM. The rides often sell out, so register early. If available, day of registration is an extra $10.

Routes: See our Route page

Suggested Start Times:

  • 7:00 AM Century (100 miles)
  • 7:00 AM Gravel Adventure (60 miles)
  • 8:45 AM Extended Metric Century (63+ miles)
  • 8:45 AM Gravel Adventure (30 miles)
  • 10:15 AM Half Century (50 miles)
  • 11:25 AM Tour of the Valley (25 miles, includes wine tasting)
  • 11:45 AM Family Ride (8 miles)

Rest Stops/SAG: BikeFest is a fully supported ride with multiple rest stops (approximately every 25 miles). In addition, there are SAG support vehicles. It is recommended that you ride with a cell phone, tube, tire levers, pump, and patch kit. All aid stations provide tap water, energy drink powder, fresh fruit and pbj or bagels to eliminate packaging and transport waste.

Kids Ride Free: Children 10 years old or younger ride free with a registered parent.

Video Preview:

 

Facebook: Visit the BikeFest & Tour of the Valley Facebook page.

Questions: Email bikefest@nohobikeclub.org