Tag Archives: Bicycle

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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Directions to Westfield, MA’s Rail Trail

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

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Get Your Bike Ready for Spring

Who’s ready to ride? I know my spirit is ready to get out on the bike, but my bike needs a little love to get ready for the road. This Saturday in Amherst, Gabor has announced his Neighborhood Bicycle Resource … Continue reading

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Bike Fest 2011 Wins the Day

For several weeks before yesterday’s Bike Fest sponsored by the Northampton Cycling Club, I’d been encouraging people to join me at this celebration of cycling in the Pioneer Valley. This event was big time, and the club had gone all … Continue reading

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Two Perfect Rides, One Perfect Saturday

Some days were just made for bike riding. The weather, weekend day and the looming end of summer combined to make this one of those days.

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Helmets

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.

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Cycling Safety in the Real World

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

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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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Farmers’ Market Shopping By Bike

One of the great things about bike riding in Western Massachusetts is all the farm land and beautiful country roads to explore. Well, even better for a cyclist is having easy access to all the great things those farmers have … Continue reading

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Manhan Rail Trail Bridge Ribbon Cutting Rolling Party

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Update: I’ve decided that these few photos don’t really do the event and crowd justice. To give a real feel for the excitement and enthusiasm for this bridge opening, I created two slide shows, one of photos from the Easthampton … Continue reading

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