the Holy-Brattle-oke Ride April 30th - May 1st, 2016
An over-nighter North of the Border
Winter reluctantly releases it's grip on the Valley. Spring starts to peak around the corner. Many of us waken from our cycling hibernation eager to put miles in our legs and re-connect with old friends, make new friends, and make plans for the upcoming cycling season. What better way to do that than to gather for a relaxed overnight tour to our northern neighbor, Brattleboro, Vermont!
The weekend's agenda:
Saturday, April 30th: (meet at 9:00, roll out around 9:30)
-a Grand Départ from Holyoke, MA in the mid AM -stop in Greenfield, MA for a scrumptious lunch -continue north to Brattleboro, arriving in the mid afternoon -browse the vibrant and enchanting downtown shops -have an even MORE scrumptious group dinner in downtown Brattleboro, VT (Fireworks, Whetstone, Flat Street Pub?) -massages available at the Latchis Hotel with prior appointment -spend the evening at the historic Latchis Hotel
Sunday, May 1st:
-meet for a group breakfast at the Restless Rooster -mount up and head south towards Holyoke -stop In Greenfield, MA for yet another scrumptious lunch -Arrivée à Holyoke, MA to cross the finish line!
*As part of the ride we will have a shuttle bringing luggage up to Brattleboro from the start for the evening.*
The ride will be at a social pace, with no prizes awarded and no Strava segments to claim KOM to! Instead, we'll be velo-touring, taking in equal parts of scenery and our fellow riders companionship.