The River Valley Ice Cream Ride blends the best of summertime fun - bikes, gorgeous roads and ice cream. And, it supports Pioneer Valley organizations working to strengthen our communities, build our agricultural economy and enhance biking in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts!
Whether you're a daily cyclist or only get your bike out a few times a year, this ride has options for you. It's a great event to share with the whole family or with cyclists of varying abilities. One route features a scenic off-road bike path option that young families can enjoy.
- The Kiddie Scoop Loop, seven (7) miles along the Canal Side Rail Trail in beautiful Turners Falls, MA. See the Kiddie Scoop Loop
- The Single Scoop Loop, twenty five (25) miles through Connecticut River Valley towns of Montague, Sunderland and Deerfield, Massachusetts. See the Single Scoop Loop
- The Double Scoop Loop, fifty (50) miles which adds gorgeous riding in Gill and Northfield, MA to the Single Scoop Loop above. See the Double Scoop Loop
We're thrilled to have Bart's Homemade as our ice cream partner for this event. Bart's has been making delicious ice cream right here in the Connecticut River Valley since 1976. The Bart's truck will be on site at Unity Park and we'll be scooping some of our favorite flavors at each rest stop.
Ride Your Bike, Eat Ice Cream, Do Good!
The River Valley Ice Cream Ride is produced to support a variety of organizations who are steadily enhancing life in the Pioneer Valley. River's Edge Cycling donates all profits from the ride to these and other non-profit organizations working to improving the character, economy and nature of our local communities.
Turners Falls RiverCulture is a partnership of leaders from the arts and business communities, committed to enhancing and promoting cultural programming in Turners Falls.
CISA has been strengthening farms and building the local food economy since 1993. Their Be A Local Hero, Buy Locally Grown public awareness campaign is the longest-running and most comprehensive buy local program in the United States.
MassBike Pioneer Valley is the local chapter of the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition. MassBike has been championing safe and accessible cycling in the Commonwealth for nearly 40 years.
FOR MORE INFORMATION and the register, visit the River's Edge Cycling WEBSITE.