When you do your civic duty -- like attending a town Conservation Committee meeting -- you might find out about some secret access points to the Connecticut River (the center line through the Pioneer Valley).
Using all your skills to maneuver your dirt-road bike along old tractor roads, you might see some beautiful scenery between the access point and the river.
You might find a beach you never knew existed, which you'll plan on returning to in the hot months.
On your way home, you might even see a convoy of local tractors hurrying to take their places in the town Memorial Day parade.
Help your town save the local greenery, and then go out and ride your bike to see it all.
It might be worth it.