Author Archives: Pedal Paradise

About Pedal Paradise

Cyclist, Mom, Travel Nut, Bike Riding Empower-er!

Westfield Trail Funding in Danger

The Columbia Greenway section of the rail trail which connects Northampton, MA to New Haven, CT is said to be among the most beautiful, crossing the Westfield River and winding through reconstructed downtown Westfield. This section of the trail had been hailed as a key piece of the renovation to downtown Westfield, and enjoyed support from the Mayor and city council.
Unfortunately, that seems to have changed. Continue reading

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Bay State Bike Week 2016

Bay State Bike Week is happening so go out and find some new friends to cycle with! Continue reading

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Tweed Ride Comes to Northampton

Tune up your 3 speed; #TweedRide is coming to #WesternMA, Sat 5/14 Continue reading

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Norwottuck Rail Trail Work

A heads up on some work on the trail trail in the Leeds section of Northampton. From a masslive.com reporter on Twitter: @LauraMNewberry: Northampton DPW: Road work scheduled for North Elm, Prospect, Finn Streets; Leeds Rail Trail closed until winter … Continue reading

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Beer, Food, Bikes

The Pioneer Valley chapter of MassBike knows how to put together a meeting for cyclists – have beer and food. Alden Booth, chapter president announced a meeting at The People’s Pint in Greenfield, MA tonight: Greenfield, MA — This Wednesday, … Continue reading

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West Springfield Public Hearing Scheduled

The town of West Springfield has posted a notice of hearing on their plans to develop a trail along the Connecticut River. The kidsConnecticut Riverwalk and Bikeway trail would be for biking and walking. Hearing details: A Public Informational Meeting … Continue reading

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Norwottuck Rail Trail Repairs Completed

There’s nothing like riding freshly prepared rail trail through beautiful scenery. Continue reading

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Spring MassBike Pioneer Valley Meeting

Hey, Spring is here. Get out and meet your fellow cyclists, get inspired about riding in the Pioneer Valley, and become part of making cycling in Western Massachusetts even better. Get yourself to Pizza Paradiso in Northampton on April 15 … Continue reading

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Bike Path Spur Dispute Resolved

One of the goals of the Open Space Recreation, & Multi-Use plan in Northampton, MA, has been to create little rail trail spurs throughout the city so that more residents have easy access to existing Manhan Rail Trail and Mass … Continue reading

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New Northampton Rail Trail Spurs

[This is a post I put together some time ago but failed to actually publish.] Those Norwottuck Rail Trail sections in Northampton, MA are really coming togehter! Via Nick Horton of Friends of  Northampton Trails and Greenways and the MassBike … Continue reading

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