Berkshires to Boston Bicycle Tour 2014


The Berkshires to Boston Bicycle Tour route introduces riders to the best of Massachusetts cycling - lots of peaceful roads, good pavement and magnificent scenery and some fun, urban riding on bike paths, bike lanes and community streets. Riders on the 2013 tour gave high marks to the Berkshires to Boston Tour route. Website

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Warm UP

We'll be offering an exciting addition to the Berkshires to Boston Bicycle Tour for 2014 - a pre-tour ascent of Mt. Greylock, Massachusetts' highest peak. We'll head out from Hancock Shaker Village in the late morning on Wednesday for the thirteen mile ride to the base of Rockwell Rd, part of the scenic byway that climbs to the summit. The next eight miles climb over 2,200 feet along the parkway through the State Reservation managed by MassParks, the Commonwealth's state parks agency. We'll follow Rockwell Road back to the base the mountain and retrace our route back to Hancock Shaker Village for a total ride of about 45 miles.
Thursday, September 18, 2014: Berkshires to Pioneer Valley

Today's route covers 59 miles between the New York border at Hancock, MA and Sunderland, MA in the Connecticut River Valley. Along the way, riders will pass through Pittsfield, the Berkshire's largest city, ride the Ashuwilticook Rail Trail and climb 1,000 feet to the top of the Hoosac Range. Overall, the day includes 3,589 feet of climbing; but, riders are rewarded with over 4,600 feet of descent as they drop into the flat Valley farmlands. See today's route at Ride with GPS at Berkshires to Boston Day One



Friday, September 19, 2014: Pioneer Valley to Devens MA

Today is the longest day of the tour - 79 miles as we climb out of the Valley and ride through the Central Highlands to Devens, MA. The day begins with flat riding through the fertile farmlands along the Connecticut River before riders begin a gradual 11-mile climb up to the town of Wendell, 1,000 feet higher than our Sunderland starting point. The next 40 miles feature quaint New England towns like Petersham and Princeton and a rolling route through the heart of Massachusetts. The final 20 miles are nearly all downhill or flat as riders drop over 1,000 feet to Devens. See today's route at Ride with GPS at Berkshires to Boston Day Two

Saturday, September 20, 2014: Devens to Boston

Today is the shortest and easiest day of the tour - only 50 miles and a net loss of 200 feet in elevation as we travel into Boston. The route passes by the Minuteman National Historical Park and passes through the historic towns of Lexington and Cambridge. The route also takes advantage of the popular Minuteman Bike Path to get into the City. The short day is designed to let riders savor the rich history and scenic landscapes of this beautiful area of the state. See today's route at Berkshires to Boston Day Three

Sunday, September 21, 2014: Hub on Wheels

Today, riders will celebrate cycling with 5,000 friends who enjoy riding as much as they do. Hub-On-Wheels is Boston's annual cycling celebration. Bicycles take over on a car-free Storrow Drive and other Boston thoroughfares. You'll see Boston in a whole new light as you explore it's parks, neighborhoods and beaches by bicycle. Riders choose between 10, 25, and 50 mile routes. Rest stops are located along the way.
Learn more about Hub On Wheels.

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NVP Fall Century, Saturday September 7, 2013

The Nashoba Valley Pedalers bicycle club annually sponsors a Fall Century the first weekend after labor day. Scenic 25, 50, 75, and 100 mile routes start and finish at the Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School, 390 Lincoln St., Sudbury, MA
Registration: Opens at 7 A.M. 100 mile riders must start by 9 A.M. 75 and 50 mile riders must start by 10 A.M. Return check in by 5:30 P.M.

2012 100 mile route
2012 78 mile route
2012 50 mile route
2012 27 mile route

Read more and sign up at the Nashoba Valley Pedalers site. 
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Cycling Quebec's Roads

The Province of Quebec provides two excellent mapping tools for safe cycling:

  • The Quebec Ministère has designed a color-coded mapping tool indicating the bicycle-friendliness of roads.  Clicking on a road segment allows the user to visualize the average values (posted speed, width of paved shoulders and daily traffic flow).
Roads are represented as follows:
Bicycle-friendly roads1 (must meet bikeway standards)
Roads with safety constraints (do not quite meet the standards)
Not bicycle-friendly roads (major constraints for safety of cyclists)
Roads prohibited to cyclists (for example, freeways)

Click on the image below to go to the interactive map.  In the right column click on "Bicycle Friendliness".  Zoom in and pull the map to view all of the roads.



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MassBike Pike Tour 2013

Since 2007, the MassBike Pike Tour has been celebrating cycling in Massachusetts while raising money for bicycling advocacy, education and awareness. For 2013, the Mass BikePike Tour starts and ends in Fitchburg, MA.Tour riding dates are August 1st – 4th, 2013. The Mass BikePike Tour is limited to 150 riders. Your registration includes luggage transport, most meals, camping privileges beginning on Wed, July 31st and a tour t-shirt. This is a camping tour.  Optional motel/B&B and Camptel* (tent set up service) options are available.  Please refer to the Ride Planning page for more information. Two routes are offered each day. The shorter routes are between 25 and 45 miles and the longer routes are between 45 and 70 miles. Read more and sign up at the MassBike Pike Tour.





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2013 Thursday Fitchburg to Keene, NH

Day 1 Long (64mi)Day 1 Short (41mi)

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2013 Friday  Keene, NH to Greenfield

Day 2 Long (68mi)Day 2 Short (40mi)

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2013 Saturday Greenfield to Barre

Day 3 Long (71mi)Day 3 Short (40mi)

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2013 Sunday Barre to Fitchburg

Day 4 Long (49mi)Day 4 Short (29mi)

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