The Farm Ride

Ride Information
Amherst & Northampton, MA

It’s time to get out of the city and get back to beautiful relaxing farm country. Check out the photos on this web site -- all taken on The Farm Ride route.

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, we have an incredible ride ready for you. We’re going to pedal along the river, on no-car bike paths and on quiet, back-country roads shaded with trees. You’ll ride past farms, dairy cows, rivers, tobacco sheds... Overhead is the Holyoke Range mountains. (No, we are NOT pedaling UP the mountains! We’ll pedal in the valley, ALONGSIDE the mountains!)

We’re going through towns that were founded in the 1700s. There are no car alarms here. There are no booming radios. Instead you’ll enjoy a clear sky full of stars, friendly townspeople, great riding companions, fresh local food, and lush scenery.

Come for the whole weekend or ride for just one day.  If you’re coming for the weekend  we’re staying on the campus of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. We offer three different housing options on campus to fit your taste and your budget.

We’ll be visiting Amherst and Northampton -- both beautiful college towns with great bars, restaurants, and the place that I think has the best ice cream in the United States -- Herrell’s.  (Yeah, I know... as soon as you name your favorite ice cream parlor or pizza place or barbecue joint an argument breaks out, but I’m standing by my choice here.)

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