The COVAC 2016 is a fun but challenging bicycle ride through
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont offering four
routes: 100, 75, 50 or 25 miles.
2015 updates: New sponsors, updated cue sheets and interactive GPS maps
Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Connecticut River Valley and help us help others in need!
The rides are relatively flat and follow rolling
terrain on the West bank of the Connecticut River to Brattleboro, Vermont, 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 by
the Franklin-Hampshire-Freewheelers Cycling Club. Since 2007, the COVAC ride has been hosted by the Rotary Club of Amherst
to promote cycling in the Connecticut Valley and to raise funds for
the Good Works Fund.
This is an all volunteer event. Net proceeds of the event will,
through the Amherst Rotary Good Works Fund, support a broad
range of humanitarian, intercultural, and educational programs and activities,
including local high school scholarships
and charitable organizations throughout Hampshire County.