Paradise City, Northampton, Massachusetts, is a great place to live and to ride bikes. Restaurants, museums, cultural arts of all types, rail trails and country roads make for great living and riding. Come ride with us.
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A few weeks ago, I was downtown in Northampton with my bike. On my way home, I decided to take a detour from my usual roundabout route home, and go more directly. This meant not going away from the main … Continue reading
Yes, Western Massachusetts, there is a rail trail in Westfield and Southwick, and I can tell you how to get there. One of the most consistent visits to Pedal Paradise is via web search by bike riders for directions to … Continue reading
Got the biking bug, and find the idea of winter biking in the Pioneer Valley intriguing? The scenery will still be beautiful, but whoo, will it be cold!! Not to worry. If you are committed, and can prepare, biking year-round … Continue reading
MassBike, the cycling advocacy and education organization in Massachusetts does many things to promote cycling in the Bay State. I want to bring two recent things to your attention. The first thing is a proactive move by the Pioneer Valley … Continue reading
Wearing your helmet is not just about you and your cycling skills, most often it is about what other people, dogs, cyclists, chipmunks, drivers, and flying objects can do to you, and your head. Watch James Cracknell tell his story.
I’ve encouraged learning cycling safety and taking bike handling classes and given some of the reasons why. Here’s one man’s story of his commute home one summer afternoon how and how the skills he learned saved hi three times in … Continue reading
Going out for a leisurely bike ride is one thing. But how do you get the stuff of life done on your bike? I mean, you’ve got things to carry, right? You can stuff things for work in your backpack, … Continue reading
Update 2: Ralph has changed the date of the June class to Sunday, June 26 in response to student requests. The change has been noted in the text below. Update: Want to see what *not knowing* the right way to … Continue reading
Like most people, a sunny morning is more likely to get me out on my bike than is a rainy one. This year’s Bike Week, May 15-22, has been, and is, predicted to be full of rainy mornings. There are … Continue reading