Below are route descriptions for the Northampton Cycling Club’s weekly Time Trial/Hill Climb series.

 

Time Trials

Deerfield – River Road Hilly TT: This is an individual time trial starting at the intersection of Route 116 and River Road in South Deerfield (just northwest of the bridge over the Connecticut River). It goes north up River Road, over a bunch of rolling hills for 6.3 miles, turns around where River Road bangs a left at McClelland Farm Road and then heads back to the start line, totaling 12.6 hilly miles. In the interest of safety at the turnaround point, all racers are asked to give themselves 10 seconds to carefully turn around at the half way point and begin the trip back (even if you can do it in 2 or 3 seconds).

 

Hatfield/Whately/Hatfield – River Road Long TT: This is an individual time trial starting at the I-91 overpass on Elm Street in Hatfield, north on River Road in Whately, turning around at the Sugarloaf Street Extension and then back to the starting line. This is a flat 18.4 mile route that begins and ends at the same point. In the interest of safety at the turnaround point, all racers are asked to give themselves 10 seconds to carefully turn around the traffic island and begin the trip back (even if you can do it in 2 or 3 seconds).

 

Whately/Hatfield – River Road Short TT: This is an individual time trial down River Road in Whately and Hatfield. This is a flat 9.2 mile route that begins at the intersection of Sugarloaf Street Extension and River Road just across the Deerfield line in Whately and ends on Elm Street in Hatfield at the green I-91 sign on the overpass.

 

Hill Climbs

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Leverett/Shutesbury – Leverett and Shutesbury Road Hillclimb: This is a mass start hillclimb up Leverett Road (turns into Shutesbury Road). This is a 4.3 mile, moderate hillclimb starting in Leverett at the intersection of Cushman Road and Still Corner Road and ends in the center of Shutesbury at the crosswalk in front of the town hall.

 

Pelham/Shutesbury- North Valley, Buffum and West Pelham Road Hillclimb: This is a mass start hillclimb up Buffum and West Pelham Roads. This is a 5.6 mile, moderate hillclimb starting in Pelham at the intersection of Amherst (Pelham) Road and North Valley Road (where the Pelham Safety Complex is) and ends in Shutesbury on West Pelham Road at the School Ahead sign.

 

Williamsburg/Chesterfield – Route 143 Hillclimb: This is a mass start hillclimb up Route 143 into Chesterfield. This is a 6.0 mile, moderate hillclimb starting in Williamsburg at the intersection of Routes 9 and 143 and ends in the center of Chesterfield at the intersection of North and South Streets.

 

Northampton/Westhampton/Huntington – Route 66 Hillclimb: This is a mass start hillclimb up Route 66 to Huntington. This is a 5.9 mile, steep hillclimb starting in Northampton at the intersection of Route 66 and West Farms Rd/Glendale Rd and ends at the Huntington town line.

 

Northampton/Chesterfield – Chesterfield Road and East Street Hillclimb: This is a mass start hillclimb up Chesterfield Road. This is a 6.7 mile, steep hillclimb starting in Northampton at the intersection of Chesterfield Road and Spring Street and ends in Chesterfield at the intersection of Chesterfield Road (called East Street in Chesterfield) and Bofat Hill Road.

 

Hadley – Skinner Mountain Hillclimb: This is a mass start hillclimb up to the Summit House on Skinner Mountain in Hadley. This is a 2.1 mile, steep hillclimb starting in Hadley on Route 47 at the intersection with Mountain Road and ends at the last hairpin turn before the upper parking lot to the Summit House.