The Thursday A/B (aka “Hilly Ride”) has a bit of a reputation (is that ever a good thing?). First, we have a reputation of really hammering on the way back to Northampton. Second, the Ashfield road climb is not an insignificant bump on the landscape! It takes a solid 30 minutes to ride from Williamsburg to the Ashfield regroup point in South Ashfield. And third, we have a reputation for dropping riders on the way to Williamsburg.

Let me tackle those one by one…

Posted: June 24, 2021 at 1:21 PM ET

As is typical, the town lines punctuated our return to Northampton. As we approached the first one, I was pretty toasted already and chose to sit back and watch the shenanigans. I saw Ben J. drop back from the front, slotting into about the 6th or 7th spot and thought, “he’s going to take this one”…

Posted: June 11, 2021 at 11:02 AM ET

Seven brave souls met in Pulaski Park on Thursday for the first Thursday Night Ride in almost two years. There were a few veterans, a few new folks, and one brave gentleman asking “is this the C+ ride?”

Posted: June 4, 2021 at 9:40 AM ET

It was a small group this evening with only four riders: Zinj, Damon, Ron and me. The weather was beautiful and we were all excited to get the first Thursday night ride of the season off to a good start.

Posted: April 14, 2016 at 8:54 PM ET

by Patrick Rondeau » Thu May 30, 2013 8:07 am It’s going to be HOT tonight…two bottles for sure… Ride leaves Academy at 5:30 sharp, takes it easy through Williamsburg, sometimes splits into A/B on Ashfield Rd ascent depending on turnout, but we always regroup at Rt. 116. Back through Conway, past Northampton Reservoirs, and… Read more »

Posted: May 30, 2013 at 7:41 PM ET