Free Hot Tubs

A short bike ride from the UMass campus is Elements Hot • Tub • Spa, where they have several beautiful hot tub rooms --  some outdoors with privacy fencing around them; some indoors.

During Farm RIde Weekend if you would like to head over to Elements for a relaxing soak, I’ll pay for it -- you are my guest.  Just show your Farm Ride wristband and you’re all set. The only thing we don’t cover is any extra spa or massage services, which you are welcome to purchase for yourself if you wish.

We urge you to reserve in advance, before you get to Amherst!  We run out of available slots fast.


These are the hours for Elements at this writing:

Friday and Saturday: 11:00 a.m.. - midnight.  

Sunday — 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

(Early mornings by appointment)

We will pay for hot tub use during these hours only:

5 p.m. Friday - 6 p.m. Sunday

373 Main Street, Amherst, MA 01002

413-256-TUBS (8827)

You can see directions from the Deluxe Dorms (ride headquarters) over to the hot tubs by clicking here.

Of course this is all subject to availability -- if they have a tub available when you want to go you’re all set, and if they don’t, well, they don’t.

SO... on to everyone’s favorite hot tub topic:

Will people share hot tubs with their fellow Farm Ride cyclists so that everyone can have a chance at the tubs?  Naked or bathing suits?

And here’s the answer:


I found this place, and I made all the arrangements.  

I’m picking up the tab, and happy to do so...  

My work is done here!

This means that YOU are in charge of figuring out the hot tub etiquette among yourselves. (But you might want to pack that bathing suit just in case the jury is deadlocked...)

Play Hard. Play Fair. Nobody Hurt.

OK?  OK.