Gotta give it to volunteers in Western Massachusetts.
People all across the Pioneer Valley are working hard to preserve and enhance local treasures. Case in point, the Hotel Bridge in the Leeds village of Northampton, MA. Volunteers have organized another bike ride to raise funds for the restoration of this beautiful iron structure.
This Sunday, May 20, you can sign-up for a 10, 25, or 50 mile ride, (ed. there isn’t a 75 mile ride as I had originally wrote Thanks to Seakingdom for leaving the correct info in the comment!) with your entry fee going towards saving the bridge. Rides leave from the Chartpak parking lot in Leeds (across the street from the Leeds Post Office) beginning at 8 a.m.
Find out more about the Hotel Bride and efforts to save it on my write post from last year’s ride. Hopefully the organizers will have greater weather luck than last year’s wash out, Take One This time the back up plan is already in place – rain date is Sunday, May 27.
This should be a great way to wrap up bike week activities, riding the beautiful low-traffic roads in the Valley, and helping to save the Hotel Bridge.