Insulindependence is having a bike ride tomorrow, starting in Easthampton. Here are the details:
Bike ride from Easthampton, MA to Northampton, MA along the Manhan Rail Trail and then return to Easthampton.
Lunch in Northampton (lots of options*; we can decide that day), and back to
(Relatively flat and easy trail; one short stretch where you need to ride on
road, but it's a wide road without too much traffic)
Meet at 10:30 (probably arrive back in Easthampton around 3:30)
Take I-90 to Exit 4 for I-91N towards Holyoke. Take Exit 17B (Rte 141) towards Easthampton and follow Rte 141 for approx. 5 miles to the Easthampton Village Pizza and New Beginnings Chiropractic strip mall (100 Union St. - on the left) in downtown Easthampton. Park in the mall's parking lot. As you enter the lot, the Trail is at the far right end.
Google directions here. M! anhan Trail website at: http://manhanrailtrail.org
*A sampling of restaurant choices for lunch includes: Northampton Brewery (good brews, OK sandwiches); Paul & Elizabeth's (natural foods -including fish; beer and wine); Local Burger (great burgers, no alcoholic drinks); Amanouz (great Mediterranean and Moroccan; no alcohol); India Palace (the name says it all) and .....