May 19, 2019
Meet at 12:45 PM at Reservoir gate next to Elks Lodge Parking Lot.
Ashley Reservoir/Elks Lodge Parking Lot
250 Whitney Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Bike-Walk Committee Offers Community Connections Trek To Ashley Reservoir/Holyoke May 19
Sunday, May 19, 2019
The BWC invites the public on a guided outing to Holyoke’s Ashley Reservoir to inaugurate its new “Community Connections” trek program. All ages are encouraged. Participants may either walk or bike the planned route & there'll be a group leader for each mode. ValleyBike Share (VBS) will also be there for anyone 18 years and older to briefly try out on their own an electric-assist bicycle at no charge. The approximately 60-90-minute trek on the reservoir’s main trail loop is 2.5 miles in length (biking group will enjoy a slightly longer route around the reservoir). The main route is flat with only one minor, gradual ascent/descent; dirt/rock dust surface. NO dogs allowed (except for bona fide service dogs) due to the ecologically sensitive reservoir environment. Be aware the reservoir gate is not designated as handicap-accessible, requiring participants to either pass underneath gate arm or through the adjacent, narrow opening. Bikes will pass underneath gate arm.