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 day of exploring the Berkshires by bike. The region is rich with iconic climbs and rolling pastoral pedalling. However you like your riding, you'll find a route to meet your interests as you warm up for the cross-state tour.
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.
Ten percent of the proceeds from the Berkshires to Boston Bicycle Tour goes to support Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) and other bicycle advocacy organizations. Massachusetts is blessed with a rich constellation of organizations that champion a bicycle-friendly environment across the Commonwealth through education, advocacy, programming and special events. It's no wonder the League of American Bicyclists ranks Massachusetts among the most Bike Friendly States in America.
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