NOTE: Like most hotels, it is possible that your room will not be ready when you arrive if you take this early trip to UMass. If that’s the case you are welcome to drop your bag off at our office, use our bathrooms and showers, hang out, go for a ride, relax... we’ll take extra-good care of you!
If you take the 8:00 a.m. trip, we’ll unload your bike when we arrive in Amherst in case you want to cruise around town.
If you take the 6:30 p.m. trip you can check in as soon as you arrive. We will NOT unload your bike when we arrive -- we will hold on to your bike until morning (to avoid bike sorting in the dark!) Your bike will be waiting at the start line for you.
AFTER YOU ARRIVE IN AMHERST
We will have an optional free escorted ride of about 20 miles on Friday at 3:00 p.m. Come by our on-campus office in the lobby of North Dorm C (the Deluxe Dorms) and we’ll head out for an easy-going spin. If you’d rather explore on your own that’s fine -- stop by the office for free route sheets.
Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. we’ll have an optional very short ride to dinner in Amherst. Several restaurants to choose from, from cheap-o cheap-o to moderate. You choose, and you pay for your own meal. Come by our on-campus office in the lobby of North Dorm C (the Deluxe Dorms). We’ll have free valet bike parking at dinner if you want to pedal over. Hang out with your fellow riders and get some carbos in you.