|Melissa O'Brien||Vice Chair|
The South Hadley Bike/Walk Committee was first formed as a working group of the Sustainability and Energy Commission. In September 2015, the Committee was formally appointed as an advisory group to the Selectboard. Our goals include the development of bike/walk routes throughout our community and a safe connection between the Center and the Falls. We work with the Selectboard, Conservation Commission and other local groups, and connect with similar groups in our area and across the state. The Committee is currently helping to support the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission's effort to develop a bike/walk master plan for South Hadley.
The Bike/Walk Committee normally meets at 7:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month at the South Hadley Public Library. The public is invited to attend these meetings.
If you would like to be on the Bike/Walk Committee's email distribution list to stay updated on Bike/Walk events, Treks, and news, please email us at: email@example.com.
2016 Trek Schedule*
The Bike/Walk Committee offers free, guided Treks throughout the year. Plan to join us to explore local conservation lands and other resources. Treks are scheduled on Sundays at 1:00pm and participants gather at 12:45pm. No treks are scheduled in June, July and August. New Trekkers are always welcome!
*Schedule is subject to change. Events may be canceled due to weather; please check www.facebook.com/southhadleybikewalk for updates.
January 17 | Hike at 1:00pm | Bagg-Pierce Wildlife Sanctuary
February 21 | Snow Shoe Trek at 1:00pm | Ledges Golf Course
(or walk to Newton-Jones-Carver Conservation areas if no snow)
March 20 | Hike at 1:00pm | Lithia Springs
April 17 | Hike at 1:00pm | Bynan Conservation Area
May 15 | All Ages Bicycle Road Ride at 1:00pm | McCray's Farm (parking lot)
September 18 | Interpretive Hike at 1:00pm | Black Stevens Conservation Area
October 23 (date change) | Hike at 1:00pm | Mount Holyoke College-Upper Lake Trails
November 20 | Hike at 1:00pm | Canal Park Trail
December 4 | Hike at 1:00pm | Bachelor Brook-Stony Brook Conservation Area
The public is invited to join us on Sunday, October 23 at 1:00pm for a Trek to explore the Upper Lake trails of Mount Holyoke College. Come discover the serenity of the little-known woods, the grand openness of the equestrian cross-country field, and the many moods of Stony Brook. A student from the college will kick off the Trek with a brief introduction to MHC's Project Stream and its new boardwalk. Following that, the Trek will be led by BWC members Mariann Millard and Melissa O'Brien. The approximately 1.5 hour trek is about 2 miles in length and consists of leaf-lined and dirt paths with only a few minor ascents and descents. A campus map of MHC is available at: www.mtholyoke.edu/campusmap. Meet at 12:45 pm at the the entrance for the Kendall Sports and Dance Complex. Park in the Complex's parking lot, accessed via Dunlap Place off Route 116-Woodbridge Street (the South Hadley Post Office and Fire District 2 are on the opposite side of the street). Wear weather-appropriate clothing, safe footwear, and bring water and optional snacks. Non-enjoyable or hazardous inclement weather/conditions will force a cancellation.