What time does the ride start for the different routes?

COVAC 2023 will be a fun ride offering four routes starting at 7am for 100 mile , 8am for 75 mile and 8:30am for 50 or 25 mile routes.

Do you have a list of hotels in the area?

The following Chamber of Commerce sites have listings of hotels:

Northampton Area: http://northampton.chambermaster.com/list/QL/lodging-travel-15.htm

Amherst Area: http://business.amherstarea.com/list/category/lodging-243

How many riders usually attend this event?

The COVAC bide ride averages 250-400 riders each year.

How many typically ride the full 100 miles?

Generally 75-80% of the riders will ride the full century route.

What type of snacks are offered at the SAG stops?

You will generally find:

  • Water
  • Gatorade
  • Bananas
  • Grapes
  • Belvita Biscuits
  • Chex-Mix snack mix
  • Pita Chips
  • Bagels or PB&J; sandwiches
  • Trail Mix

Specific items vary from year to year.

Are the routes marked?

Yes, All the routes have road markings. There are two road markings before turns or intersections and one confirmation road marking after. Here is an example:

Connecticut Valley Century Bike Ride presented by the Amherst Rotary Club