The following is a list of regularly scheduled NCC rides. In additional to these, we also have regularly scheduled indoor Zwift rides. Always check the Calendar and the discussion forum for the most updated and detailed information. See the Weekly Rides Collection in the Route Library for repeated and/or common routes.

Please choose rides that are at your level. Generally speaking:

  • A Rides = 24mph and above average speed on flatter routes
  • B Rides = 19 to 23 mph average speed on flatter routes
  • C+ Rides = 18 to 22 mph average speed on flatter routes
  • C Rides = 13 to 18 mph average speed on flatter routes

Note that the C ride will be 2 groups — Experienced and faster riders will take off first. The second group is intended as an Introductory Ride and welcomes those who prefer a slower pace.

If in doubt, start with a ride that initially looks slower than you think fits. You can always choose a faster one the following week. We don’t want you to get too tired while several miles from the start!

MONDAY – Delta Ride

  • Location: Sheldon Field, Northampton
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Description: No-drop; 12-14 mph, 15-20 miles, touring, commuter, road bikes are all welcome. Delta rides are led by some of our most experienced and supportive riders. The approximately 15 mile rides start and end at Sheldon Field in Northampton, proceeding at a comfortable pace of about 12 to 14 mph. It’s a great chance to meet people, learn ride etiquette, and get comfortable with group rides.

TUESDAY – C Rides

  • Location: Pulaski Park, Northampton
  • Time 5:30 PM
  • Description: Riders should be able to average 13-18 mph over 20-30+ miles, depending on the terrain. The route changes each week and riders should be self sufficient with lights and flat kits. The C-Ride is a no drop ride, within reason. Grab your road bikes and join us!
  • The ride has two groups, with the second intended as an Introductory Ride and welcomes those who prefer a slower pace. If you’re new to the club, this is the place to start!

TUESDAY – Time Trials and Hill Climbs

  • Location: Varies, check the calendar for locations each week
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Description: See the Tuesday Night TT page

WEDNESDAY – A and B Ride

  • Location: Pulaski Park, Northampton
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Description: We will ride up Route 9 and over to the center of Hatfield via River Rd as a combined group at a conversational pace (15-18 MPH) then stop and let the A group go. The route continues on River Road into Sunderland and then to the Montague Book Mill and back following the Connecticut River. We return on Route 47 for a rousing finish. The Book Mill run goes a little over 37 miles with a single hill in the middle. The B ride usually finishes about 18-20 mph. The A ride goes much faster, but enjoys the scenery less. All riders must be self-sufficient as they may get dropped. The Route 47 portion of the ride tends to speed up. There is no sprint race at the end (Cemetery Rd) for safety reasons. All riders are expected to be respectful to others, follow the rules of the road, and most of all, have fun.

THURSDAY – Hilltown Route

  • Location: Pulaski Park, Northampton
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Description: This is a hilly 36 mile route that rolls through Florence, Leeds and Williamsburg before heading sharply uphill to Route 116 and then downhill to Conway. This ride usually consists of A and B level riders. It is typically a combined A/B ride with a reasonable, and ideally, conversational pace (16-19 MPH) up until the center of Williamsburg, where we will stop and determine if we want to break up the group.  The pace picks up on the climb out of Williamsburg, with a regroup point at Route 116 and another regroup after the Whately Road climb. This is a drop ride, meaning you should be prepared to be self-sufficient if you can’t keep up, but we generally try to wait long enough at the regroup points to try to get everyone back together.

THURSDAY – C+ Ride

  • Location: Mill Park, Easthampton
  • Start Time: 5:30 PM
  • Description: The C+ ride is intended for those who want a faster pace than the C Ride – about 20 mph on flat sections – but can be a great middle ground between the pace of the C and B rides. We typically roll out at our own pace to Whately, then work on pace line skills. Our focus is safety and trust as we ride closer to each other to take advantage of the draft. Arrive prepared with  a cell phone and supplies to fix a flat. We meet up at two points on the ride, but you may be dropped if the wait is too long. Meet us at Mill Park at 5:30!

THURSDAY – Gravel Ride

  • Location: Pulaski Park, Northampton
  • Start Time: 5:30 PM
  • Description: This is a no-drop ride and we will roll out of Pulaski Park at 5:30 PM, so arrive a few minutes early. Please bring a gravel or mountain bike or a road bike with at least 28mm tires. Also, bring your flat kit, lights, water and snacks. Pace will vary as we ride both road and gravel.

SATURDAY – B Ride

  • Location: Pulaski Park, Northampton
  • Time: 9:00 AM
  • Description: This is a longer distance B-paced ride. We can ride anywhere from forty to eighty miles with plenty of opportunities to cut the ride short or go longer. Expect a conversational pace for about five miles as we roll out of town at the beginning of the ride – it’s Saturday after all. A and strong C-paced riders are welcome, but will respectively either need to be patient or be prepared to ride solo if too large of a gap opens up. So long as riders are generally matched we aim to work together and wait on selected hills to regroup. Speaking of hills, plan to do some climbing on this ride as we often patch together a series of climbs that can total anywhere from two to six-thousand feet of climbing.

Saturday – C Ride

  • Location: Pulaski Park, Northampton
  • Time: 10:00 AM during the Spring and Fall, 9:00 AM during the summer
  • Description: This is a longer distance C-paced ride. We can ride anywhere from 30 to 60 miles with plenty of opportunities to cut the ride short or go longer, decided at least one rest stop. Expect a conversational and supportive pace the entire ride. This ride is no drop (within reason), but please arrive prepared with at least a cell phone and supplies to fix a flat.