Thanks to the 25 riders who started the MA 600k out of Concord, MA. The weather prediction was spot on: Mid-90s with strong sun both days. It’s rare to get weather this hot in New England so this ride proved to be challenging beyond the already hilly course. Riders where smart: Those that had trouble in the heat made the good decision to abandon before getting into serious trouble — heat stroke is no joke. In the end 15 riders make it back to Concord via bike. Congratulations!
If riders have photos (or links to photo albums) and/or ride reports, please send me the links. As always, please send us your comments about the event and route.
Thanks for the volunteers who helped: Ted who operated a water stop around the CT boarder and Henry who rode out early Sunday morning to greet the first riders back. And a HUGE THANK YOU to Bruce and Julie MacDonald who graciously gave up their home in Williamstown, MA and hosted the overnight control. For a 2nd year in a row they provided riders with a fantastic dinner and hospitality. We couldn’t have done it without these people so please thank them when you see them on the road.