Berkshires to Boston Tour Riders come from all over the world, ride all types of bikes, have a wide range of abilities and share a passion for exploring by bicycle.
The Berkshires to Boston Bicycle Tour is emerging as a "must-do" ride for cyclists from across America and around the globe. Since its inception in 2013, the tour has attracted riders from three continents, six countries, and more than 30 US states.
- Average age - late forties: we typically ride with a sizable group of riders in their 20's and 30's and a sizable group of riders in their 50's and 60's. We've had a few in their 70's.
- Gender balance: we attract a pretty even balance of women and men - 51% men, 49% women
- Abilities: we have riders who have ridden across other states or even across the country and many others who have never tackled a ride of this distance. Some ride so hard they challenge our rest stop teams to get out ahead of them. Some have had physical challenges that limit their speed or distance.
- Typical social connection: the Berkshires to Boston Bicycle Tour draws riders with a range of social connections; family groups, couples, friends, co-workers and many singles. We frequently find riders who do group rides like this alone because their spouse, partner or friends don't ride. Invariably, they connect with others along the way who have similar abilities, pace and interests and they create new lasting friendships.
For all their differences and diversity, Berkshires to Boston Bicycle Tour riders share a love of exploring by bicycle. They find a lot to love as they cross Massachusetts by bicycle.
We especially enjoy sharing the tour with riders for whom a four-day, 240 mile tour is a stretch and a challenge. We see the biggest smiles on the faces of those who worried the most about their ability to meet the challenge.