Now if you could only see
I know you would agree
There ain't nowhere else to be
Arlo Guthrie, Massachusetts
Berkshires to Boston Bicycle Tour
September 17 - 21, 2014
In 2013, one hundred riders from 15 US states and two foreign countries cycled across Massachusetts in the inaugural Berkshires to Boston Bicycle Tour. They enjoyed spectacular autumn weather, great food, new friendships and a wonderful Massachusetts welcome. They're looking forward to returning in 2014. Will you be joining them?
Registration opens March 1, 2014
The Berkshires to Boston Bicycle Tour is a four-day, 240 mile bike tour showcasing the best of Massachusetts cycling. Beginning in the scenic Berkshire hills along the New York border, the tour meanders through the Connecticut River Valley and spins through the historic communities of Lexington and Concord before arriving in the vibrant capital - Boston. There, riders join more than 5,000 cycling enthusiasts for Hub on Wheels, Boston's annual bicycling festival.
Massachusetts is blessed with some of the finest road cycling in America and the Berkshires to Boston Tour explores the best of the best. The route intersects with four of the state's designated scenic byways, recognized for their scenic quality, low traffic volumes, and interesting experiences around every bend. We'll be kicking off the 2014 tour with an optional ride on the king of the state's scenic byways, the road to the Mt. Greylock summit, the highest peak in the Commonwealth. Learn more about Massachusetts' Scenic Byways here.
Early autumn is the ideal time for this ride. Cool nights are prompting an emerging pallet of fall color but, summer-like days may even encourage a spontaneous, mid-ride dip in Plainfield Pond or another lake along the route.
The Berkshires to Boston Bicycle Tour is produced in association with the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike), the statewide nonprofit bicyclist advocacy organization. They champion a bicycle-friendly environment across the Commonwealth through education, advocacy, programming and special events like the Berkshires to Boston Tour. MassBike recognizes the varied interests of cyclists across Massachusetts and supports and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation. Learn more about MassBike by visiting MassBike.org, "like" MassBike on Facebook or follow MassBike on Twitter at @massbike.
This September week is also Massachusetts' "Car Free Week". Recognizing the environmental, financial, community and health benefits of green, sustainable travel options, Massachusetts Car-Free week promotes bicycling as well as walking, transit, teleworking and carpooling. What better way to support the Commonwealth's Car Free Week than by riding a bicycle from one end of the state to the other!
For more information email info@berkshirestoboston or call (413) 824- 2041. Or join our email list at the link below.
Gary and Maureen Briere
River's Edge Cycling
"We have a fundamental belief in the remarkable simplicity and beauty of the bike and its ability to solve problems and tranform individuals, communities and our nation. We celebrate the bike as an icon of freedom and discovery."
The League of American Bicyclists