Category Archives: Travel

Report on Trains Returning to Northampton

Hey, Western Mass, the trains are coming back! Beginning late 2014, train service will return to Northampton, MA and Greenfield, MA, when trains heading north from New Haven, CT and Springfield, MA will follow the route of the Connecticut River … Continue reading

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Westfield MA Columbia Greenway Moves Closer to Downtown

Continuing the Westfield, MA, Columbia Greenway Rail Trail theme, we move on to what’s coming next in the trail’s development. During Winter, 2011-2012, Westfield has begun to see the final stages of the rebuilding  with the completion of the Great … Continue reading

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Manhan Rail Trail Expansion Update

This past Monday, Columbus Day, was a gift in many ways. Following several days of gloom and rain, Western Massachusetts was treated to three full days of warm sunshine. I took advantage of Monday’s loveliness to ride the Manhan Rail … Continue reading

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New England Governors Agree Bikes Aid Tourism

Where did you go on vacation this year? Was it a place you could relax, have a simpler day, enjoy the outdoors in some way? Happen to notice any bike riders while you were there? Two recent articles show that … Continue reading

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Train Service Could Bring Cyclists To Western Massachusetts

The Berkshires in Western Massachusetts is a popular recreation destination for New York City residents. Housatonic Railroad is investigating bringing back passenger service on its line from Danbury, Connecticut to Pittsfield, Massachusetts [map]. This could have big benefits for biking … Continue reading

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Manhan Rail Trail Moves Closer to Southampton

Earlier this week I rode across the Manhan Rail Trail, from Northampton to Easthampton to see for myself how things were progressing on both the installation of the bridge over the Manhan River, and the 3/4 mile new trail extension … Continue reading

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Northampton To Bernardston, MA

Thursday, July 15, 2011. Northampton, MA to Bernardston, MA. 34 miles. Finally, the morning of our departure had arrived! Avery and I had spent the last three days deciding on a route, gathering gear, and getting the bikes ready. We … Continue reading

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Bike Skills Classes Offered

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

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Manhan Rail Trail Bridge – Beautiful & Safe Cycling

There’s no doubt that the opening of the rail trail bridge over MA Route 10 connecting Easthampton and Northampton was a big deal. In this video clip, Nick Horton and Julia Riseman give you an idea of what the bridge … Continue reading

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Avery and Mommy’s Big Adventure 2009

A Mommy and Avery Adventure story for Mother’s Day. A bike ride! A bike ride! It’s summer and Avery and Mommy must have a bike ride. But to where?  Avery usually suggests Cape Cod, and Mommy shivers at the thought … Continue reading

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