The COVAC 2013 is a fun but challenging ride offering four
routes: 100, 75, 50 or 25 miles.
The rides are relatively flat and follow rolling
terrain on the West bank of the Connecticut River to Brattleboro, VT, crossing
into New Hampshire and returning following the East bank of the Connecticut River
through picturesque farmland and passing a waterfall before heading back to
The Connecticut Valley Century was founded in 1985 and for
the first 22 years was organized and hosted by the
Franklin-Hampshire-Freewheelers Cycling Club to promote cycling in the Connecticut Valley. Starting in 2007, the COVAC ride has been hosted by the Rotary Club of Amherst as a fund-raiser.
This is an all volunteer event. Net proceeds of this annual event will
go to benefit the Amherst Rotary Good Works fund, which supports a broad
range of humanitarian, intercultural, and educational programs and activities,
including local high school scholarships
and charitable organizations throughout Hampshire County.
A portion of this year’s proceeds
will also benefit MassBike (www.massbike.org).