Held in partnership with Cycle Massachusetts, the inaugural EnMass Presented by BikeAttorney.com will be held July 30, 2016.
Cycle Massachusetts is a longer, seven-day bicycle odyssey but EnMass is the exciting kick-off event! Join us for this one day ride, which will start and finish at Nichols College in Dudley, Mass. and will roll through rural hamlets of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Riders can choose from distances of 66, 44 or 25 miles. This unique ride features friendly coaching along the way from Canadian superstar Lyne Bessette and several pro-level cyclists.
Upon return to Nichols College, riders will be delighted to find MassBike's Concours d'Elegance, a vintage bike show as well as food trucks and fun into the late afternoon hours.
Proceeds from the event will benefit MassBike, the voice for bicyclists in Massachusetts for 39 years.
Registration is available now online through Bikereg.com
Start/Finish Nichols College, 129 Center Road, Dudley, Mass., 01571
Registration Opens 8 a.m.
First Group Departs: 8:30 a.m.
Final Group Departs 10 a.m.
Clif Bar products, fresh fruit, and hydration available at start and two rest-stops. Picnic-style lunch served at finish.
About “The Quiet Corner”
The two longer routes will bring the riders through three states: Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. This area of rolling hills and limited automotive traffic is known as “The Quiet Corner.” We’re confident you’ll see why area riders boast that these roads match anything found in Western Massachusetts or Vermont.
We suggest you study the map, bring a cue sheet or upload the GPS file, but also know the arrowed markings on course. Routes will be marked with a yellow "M" and an arrow pointing the direction.
Mishaps, mechanicals and navigational errors are part of cycling. Velofix will be on site at the ride start to help with any mechanical issues prior to the ride.
We encourage riders to bring two inner tubes, a pump, and a multi-tool. However, there will be a rolling mechanic service courtest of Southbridge Bicycles. There will be a SAG vehicle behind the last rider.
While most groups are no-drop, if you do get lost, contact Bruce Lederer. His number is on your bracelet that you will recieve at registration.
We will ride rain or shine, but lightning will be cause for delay and/or cancellation.
Departure Schedule (Subject to Change)
Group One: 8:30 a.m. 20 mile, leisure pace
The family ride will roll out at a Leisurely Pace. This will be a simple no-drop ride format.
Group Two: 9 a.m. 44 mile, leisure pace
Ride leaders will include junior national champion and local sensation Lizzie Gunsalus, MassBike’s Cape Cod chapter president Rob Miceli, and MassBike instructor Elaine Tiboni. This will be a simple no-drop ride format.
Group Three: 9:20 a.m. 66 mile, moderate pace
This will be a moderate pace ride led by three female ride leaders, Keihly Moore, Dawn Bays Geoffroy of MassBike’s new Central Mass Chapter, and Lauren LeClaire, a pro level racer who also serves as MassBike’s communications coordinator. They will keep the group together at about 16 mph.
Group Four: 9:40 a.m. 66 mile, brisk pace
This will be a steady, brisk ride led by MassBike Executive Director Richard Fries, New England regional cyclo-cross champions Mark Gunsalus and Sean Pantellere. The pace will stay above 20 mph for most of the day.
Group Four: 10 a.m. 66 mile, fast pace
The final group, to be led by two-time Olympian and former World Champion Lyne Bessette will roll at speeds above 22-mph. She’ll be joined by the ever-impressive Goguen brothers, including former national champion Peter Goguen and 16-year-old phenom Kevin Goguen, fresh from wearing the points jersey at the Tour de l’Abitibi, the world’s most prestigious stage race for juniors.