Prices and How to Register
How much is all this luxury and fun going to cost?
Less than a trip to your cousin’s wedding.
Less than that truly dreadful weekend that your ex-sweetie insisted on.
The price varies a bit because depending on the options you pick, but here’s a ROUGH guide. Remember that there is NO fundraising required for this ride.
You can pick only the pieces of the weekend that you want! Saturday AND Sunday? Saturday only? Transportation? Lodging? It’s all up to you.
Free. We will have optional rides to go get ice cream, and a ride to dinner. You pay for your own food.
Saturday - Farm Ride Day
Saturday Night Dorm Party and Sunday Riding
Your ride fee includes:
Beautiful riding in the country on bike paths and low-traffic roads -- marked routes, route sheets, the best S.A.G. support anywhere... We offer four routes on Saturday: 100 miles, 70 miles, 55 miles and 25 miles.
Light breakfast at the start line on Saturday
Fantastic rest stops on Saturday with too much food.
Optional escorted rides with trained leaders on Saturday
Lovely all-you-can-eat post-ride meal at a local farm on Saturday.
Free Farm Ride T-shirt. Other goodies!
Free hot tub rental at nearby Elements Hot • Tub • Spa (while supply lasts)
Free post-ride massage on Saturday.
Free ice cream stop at Herrel’s -- the best ice cream store in the U.S.
All the ugly stuff you never see ($3 million worth of insurance, permits, UMass’s administrative fees...)
Free outdoor parking for your car at UMass (indoor parking available for $5 per day).
OPTIONS -- buy them only if you wish:
The Saturday Night Dorm Party and Riding on Sunday! After the ride on Saturday is when the REAL fun begins. We’ll have our Saturday Night Dorm Party with beer, margaritas, pizza, more dessert, stupid fun... I think this party is a blast, but if it’s not for you it’s easily avoided.
On Sunday we’ll have start line breakfast -- fresh local fruit, whole grain breads, local pastry, bagels, coffee, granola, milk from cows that live about a half-mile away... We’ll offer several marked routes plus S.A.G. service (bike rescue). An escorted 40-mile ride. A place to stash your luggage and grab a shower if you have to check-out early. Help with boating on the calm and lovely Connecticut River. Free hot tubs while supply lasts until 6 p.m. Sunday.
Price for Post-Ride Saturday AND Sunday Fun: $75 total
Lodging at UMass. (Most cyclists will stay on campus, but we understand that you may have other places to stay off-campus, and that’s fine).
Price: $55 - $240 per night, depending on your choice of accommodations. Details here.
Transportation. Some people get themselves to the ride; some take our optional transportation from Manhattan.
We offer two departures from Manhattan:
8:00 a.m. Friday
6:30 p.m. Friday
Your bike travels in our private trucks; you travel by 15-passenger van (except that we don’t put more than 11 people in to a 15-passenger van so you have room to spread out).
Return transportation from The Farm Ride back to Manhattan:
3:00 p.m. Sunday
6:00 p.m. Sunday
Price: $60 each way.
Questions? Drop us a note! Always glad to hear from you.