|Melissa O'Brien||Vice Chair|
|M.P. (Chevy) Chevrette||Member|
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 working to support implementation of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission's 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.
To reach the Bike/Walk Committee or to be added to our email distribution list to stay updated on Bike/Walk events, Treks, and news, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more on biking in Massachusetts, visit: MassBike Pioneer Valley and www.massbike.org.
Join us for a Trek!
The Bike/Walk Committee offers free, guided Treks throughout the year (September-May) and the public is invited 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 and events may be canceled due to weather.
2017 TREK SCHEDULE (all events begin at 1:00pm)
Happy Trails Accessible Trek
Sunday, September 17, 2017 (Rain date 9.24.17)
Buttery Brook Park, 123 Willimansett Street (Rt. 33), South Hadley, MA
Meet at 12:45pm (Trek begins at 1:00pm)
An accessible Trek for all, including low-vision and low-mobility participants. This is also a dementia-friendly trek for participants and their caregivers. All ages welcome. This free program is sponsored by the South Hadley Bike/Walk Committee in partnership with the South Hadley Council on Aging and the Friends of Buttery Brook Park. The Trek will cover a .25 wooded trail and be followed by refreshments in the Park pavilion. In the event of non-enjoyable or hazardous weather conditions, the Trek will be rescheduled to 9.24.17 at 1pm.
Event Flyer (1-pg PDF)
October 22 at Lithia Springs (Picnic Trek)
November 19 Trek at Bagg-Pierce Wildlife Sanctuary
December 3 at Bachelor Brook Conservation Area
River Roll and Stroll Street Festival
Many thanks to MassDOT, our sponsors, and everyone who helped to make the first-ever Holyoke-South Hadley River Roll and Stroll a success, and to all those who came out to the Route 116 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge on May 7, 2017 to enjoy the music, activities, food, and fun, and a whole new perspective on the Connecticut River!