On Thursday, May 17th, six riders took part in the ‘Field to ‘Field Ride, to raise funds for Summer of Solutions Pioneer Valley. Starting out in Springfield, Mass. the ride snaked north along the Connecticut River. The riders- Leah, Rebecca, Amber, Jared, Jen and Martha, took in beautiful views of the river and surroundings, and also got a glimpse of the industrial background of the Valley.
The weather was beautiful (a change after a rainy ride last year!) and the splendor of the area was in full view.
Everyone was feeling so great we took a longer route between Northampton and Greenfield than planned- and ended up biking over 46 miles in total!
Ending in Greenfield, at Harvest Moon Farm, we were able to share plans about our work this summer. Sharing food together was the perfect end to a long, satisfying day.
Over 15 individuals sponsored the riders! It’s not too late to contribute to make stipends available to low-income, local youth this summer. You can still donate on the Summer of Solutions website. The ‘Field to ‘Field Ride was a resounding success, and we’re excited for many more bike rides in the Valley this summer!
Thanks to our riders, sponsors, and volunteer drivers (Evan and David!) for making it all possible!