Category Archives: Joy

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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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 Breakfast Northampton 2013

Bike Breakfast in Northampton means  catching up with old friends. I’ve been walking much more than I’ve been riding this Spring, so I mostly see my biking friends as they zip past me. At Bike Breakfast, I got to catch … Continue reading

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Manhan Rail Trails Signs Coming

The Manhan Rail Trail (Mass Central Trail) in Northampton an Easthampton is getting something which has been a long time coming – beautiful and informational signage.  An article in The Daily Hampshire Gazette (subscription) announced that the signs had been … Continue reading

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Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways Photo Contest

Know how you’re riding along the rail trail thinking how lovely it is, how perfect that moment it and how you wish you could keep it forever?  Took a photo, didn’t you? So share it. Let the world see what … Continue reading

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