Provisions, Mill District Experience - Scenic Ride & Wine Tasting
Provisions Mill District (113 Cowls Rd, Amherst MA)
Meet us at Provisions, Mill District for a beautiful, mid-morning ride.
The Intermediate level is a scenic loop that takes us through some of the most memorable places in North Amherst and Leverett. The 18 - mile ride starts at Provisions, Mill District heading west through the Mill River Conservation area and past Puffers Pond before riding north toward Leverett. It's a gently sloping ride north, with a few rolling hills throughout. Along the way, we'll get a good look at the Leverett Pond and the hills of the Brushy Mountain wildlife area. We will encounter one steep - but short! - climb as we ride up Cave Hill Road to the New England Peace Pagoda.
The short climb is well worth it; we'll be rewarded with the absolutely breathtaking views and ambience of the Peace Pagoda - the first of its kind built in the United States. If you haven't visited the Peace Pagoda in Leverett (and even if you have), it is truly an experience not to be missed on a New England summer morning, The colorful gardens and the delicate lily pads are the perfect surroundings for a break and a moment of quiet contemplation.
After taking some time for rest and reflection, we'll start to make our way back to the Mill District. Our ride back will include idyllic views as we pass along Mount Toby Forest.
Following the ride, Provisions will be providing a guaranteed to be delicious wine and charcuterie tasting for us to enjoy along with the pleasure of one another's company.
Total elevation: 1800 ft
Please note: We also offer a 7 - mile All-Levels ride that also begins by passing through the Mill River and Puffers Pond area, and heads north toward Leverett for about 3 miles. Just prior to reaching Leverett Pond, this route turns west at Depot Road, going through the Ruth McIntire Conservation Area with gorgeous views of the Mount Toby Forest before heading south back to Provisions.
- Date: June 26, 2021
- Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
- Skill/Fitness Category: Recreational, Intermediate/All-Levels
- Price: $75 per person
- Guided, social bike ride
- A visit to the Peace Pagoda
- Wine tasting and charcuterie selection provided by Provisions
- A day of beautiful views, delicious food and wine
What to bring:
- Bikes are not included/available for rental at this time, please bring your own road bike or lightweight gravel bike
- Plenty of drinking water