I’m in Guilford, VT at the second water stop. I’m making good time, as it’s currently 10:23am. There’s been a lot of northward riding, and now I get to head south.
I have reached the first rest stop, in Gill, in just under 2 hours. Getting some water and snacks and then I’ll continue on.
I’m checked in and ready to start my ride. I’ll update again at the first water stop.
As I post this, it is the day before the Will Bike 4 Food ride. My fundraising goal has been met, which is awesome! I’ve made my matching donation and am making sure I’m prepared for tomorrow morning. Two days ago I went on my final training ride. This time I rode up to Shelburne … Read more
For my training ride a week ago, I chose a route that would let me get in a lot of miles, but with only a moderate amount of hill climbing. This meant spending a bunch of time on numbered highways. I first headed north out of Holyoke on Route 5, and went up to Northampton, … Read more
The Friday before last I went on a ride out to the town of Ware, and took a bit different route than I’ve used other times. I started by riding east through South Hadley, Granby, and Belchertown on roads I’d used in the past, until I passed Route 21 in Belchertown. Just past it, I … Read more
On Labor Day, I drove to Hadley with my bike, parking next to the Mass Central Rail Trail in the town center. I headed east on the trail into Amherst, then went north through the UMass campus, and headed up route 63 into the town of Leverett. I rode all the way through Leverett on … Read more
The Friday just before Labor Day, I went on a ride to a town I’d been in once before, as well as some towns I’ve been in several times, but I went on a bunch of roads that were new to me. I headed west from home to the Ashley Reservoir, and went south along … Read more
A couple of weeks ago, I did my first training ride for Will Bike 4 Food. I’ve taken a bunch of Fridays off to make sure that I have time for training (and to hedge against bad weather on weekends), and this was on the last Friday in August. I headed west from home, riding … Read more
September is here, and with it comes the annual Will Bike 4 Food fundraiser for the Food Bank of Western Mass. I’m participating again, and will be doing 100 miles once more, as there will be an organized, in-person event this time. It takes place on Sept. 26, and the route will be the same … Read more