PHOTOS:    Four days,  four counties

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  • A group of Northampton High School students and staff cycles up Audubon Road in Leeds on Thursday morning. From left are sophomores Ben O’Connor, Alex Sirois, Ari Daube-Valois, Desmond Carnevale-Hexdall, Jack Mattison, David Wheat (obscured), physics teacher Matt Heaney, sophomore Ava Medaugh and math teacher Beth Adams. Not pictured are NHS math teacher Brant Jones and ESP Jason Lukasiewicz. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Just before the group of 11 sets off on a four-day self-supported bike trip, Northampton High School math teacher and ride organizer Brant Jones asks for a show of hands of who thinks they may have forgotten something. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Ari Daube-Valois, right, joined by six other Northampton High School sophomores and four school staffers, sets off from Florence on Thursday morning, June 9, 2022, on the first leg of a self-supported bike tour of Western Massachusetts. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • A group of Northampton High School students and staff departs Florence on Thursday morning, June 9, 2022, on a four-day self-supported bike tour around Western Massachusetts. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

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Published: 6/11/2022 10:25:48 AM
Modified: 6/11/2022 10:23:30 AM

NORTHAMPTON – A group of seven Northampton High School students and four staff embarked on a four-day bike/camping tour of Western Massachusetts on Thursday, June 9, 2022. According to NHS math teacher and event organizer Brant Jones, the approximately 120-mile tour through four counties was devised as an introduction to self-contained bike touring for the students.

Kevin Gutting can be reached at kgutting@gazettenet.com.
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