CRW Rides are open to members and limited guests. Guests may only attend two rides before joining.
All riders (both Members and Guests) must REGISTER
If a rider has not pre-registered, that rider must do so online at the start of the ride.
The online registration will include a liability waiver that all riders will need to review and accept.
The online registration will also require all riders to review CRW’s Safety and COVID Guidelines and to agree to follow those guidelines on the ride.
Let's do a destination ride! Lynne's Bookmill Ride explores the hill towns of Massachusetts starting from the historic Montague Book Mill ("books you don't need in a place you can't find") to our destination, Shelburne Falls through Greenfield, Ashfield, and Buckland. Quiet roads, farms, historic villages, remote stretches through the Deerfield River valley, and hills, hills, and more hills make this ride a keeper. In Shelburne Falls, explore the Bridge of Flowers and the Pot Holes. Many lunch options (leader plans to stop for lunch). Return via Conway, Deerfield, and Sunderland. Optional climb up Mt. Sugarloaf, with sweeping views across the Connecticut River. Two short stretches of hard-pack dirt of one mile or less. There is an option to cut off 19 miles for a 45 mile route, but skips Shelburne Falls. The other option is to skip Sugarloaf which cuts off 3 miles.
Start: Montague Book Mill, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague, MA 01351
The Bookmill has limited parking. Additional parking can be found at the post office at 53 Main St. (corner of Main & Union.) or at the Montague Common a half mile away.
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