Prepare to test yourself on some of the most challenging climbs that western Massachusetts has to offer including the famous climb up the north side of Mount Greylock!! Come for one, two, three or all four days of riding. For those of you who have taken on this challenge in previous years, we have a surprise for you! Bob Johnson, our lead guide, has designed a new route for Epic Saturday (uh-oh!!).
When you are not climbing, you will have plenty of time to take advantage of all else that Northampton has to offer. Enjoy the blend of boutique shopping, renowned local cuisine and wonderful cultural activities that have made our Paradise City famous.
Aldo and Elaine Tiboni, Ride Noho owners, will greet you when you arrive on Wednesday evening, June 10, 2015. After four days of unforgettable riding, eating and relaxing, youíll depart after lunch on Sunday, June 14.
Important note: On Days 1, 2 and 3 we will be offering B paced rides on flatter courses for those who might want a more sedate way to spend the weekend!
Thursday, Day 1 - The Greylock Climb Ė 42 Miles, 3600 Feet
On Day 1 we van-ride to the Greylock Reservation Visitors Center where we'll mount the bikes for a 40-mile loop that includes a climb up the north side of Mount Greylock. The north side features 2800 feet of elevation gain in 10 miles, topping out at 3500 feet and with 15 to 20% sections that will indeed test your climbing ability. This is a world-class climb that you just have to experience (click the profile below for some cool comparisons to Tour de France climbs). After our adventure, we will lunch in Williamstown before piling into the vans for the drive back to Northampton. Youíll be glad you arenít driving! Come late afternoon, the quaint town of Northampton invites you to spend time relaxing and of course, enjoying the restaurant of your choice.
Friday, Day 2 - Lake Wyola - 44 Miles 2000 Feet
We'll breakfast at the famous Sylvester's Restaurant, located in what was the home of Sylvester Graham who is remembered mainly for the cracker that bears his name. Following breakfast, weíll be on the bikes for some long, steady climbs and lots of spectacular scenery. This ride starts out being fairly flat as it takes us across the river and eventually climbs to the Eastern Upland and by Lake Wyola with a stop for some delicious baked goods at the Leverett Village Coop. We love this coop! Aldo is already looking forward to that chocolate croissant. Lunch at Fitzwilly's, a local favorite which is a great place to fuel up for Day 3ís epic ride.
Saturday, Day 3 - Epic Saturday, (Bobís Favorite Loop)
After a hearty breakfast at Sylvester's, we will tackle this new route designed by our lead guide, Bob. He said that itís his favorite loop, so be prepared to climb! This ride is supported with a fully stocked van and friendly guides that will allow you to go at your own pace. A late lunch at Vive Fresh Pasta, also a local favorite will be savored.
Sunday, Day 4 - Recovery to the Book Mill - 43 Miles, 1000 Feet
A recovery ride at a leisurely pace is the perfect ride for today. We will explore the back roads to and from the Montague Book Mill, where we will stop, refuel and explore before heading back to our home destination, Northampton. Lunch at Fitzwilly's will be the final touch to a great adventure. Departure is after lunch.
The Climbing Adventure Includes:
- Four rides
- Four nights accommodations
- Four Breakfasts
- Four Lunches
- Friendly guides
- Van support
Pricing and Reservations
* This is pricing for all four days of the event. Please contact us for pricing if you are attending one, two or three days only.
Want to save some money? Here's how:
- Become a Frequent Ride Noho Guest: Those guests who have ridden with Ride Noho 10 times or more will receive a Frequent Guest Discount of $17.50/day/per person (This discount cannot be combined with the Group Discount)
- Pay by check: Pay with cash or a check instead of a card and we will apply a 3% discount to your remittance.
- Bring a group of six or more people: Bring a group for a scheduled or custom event and each person will receive a Group Discount of $17.50 per day. (Note: this discount cannot be combined with the Frequent Ride Noho Guest Discount).
With accommodations at The Hotel Northampton:
Single Occupancy - $1260.00 per person
Double Occupancy - $920.00 per person
With accommodations at the Northampton Quality Inn & Suites:
Single Occupancy - $1010.00 per person
Double Occupancy - $790.00 per person
With accommodations at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott:
Please call us for availability and pricing.
Riders who will not need accommodations - $580.00 per person
Registration Deadline: May 29, 2015
$50.00 non-refundable deposit due at time of reservation, full balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
To make reservations:
Register online on our secure site by clicking here
Call Al Tiboni at 888-817-NOHO.