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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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BikeFest Returns for Fifth Year

Northampton Cycling Club‘s BikeFest, celebrating all things cycling in Western Massachusetts, returns for the 5th year, bigger and better. BikeFest is on Saturday, September 22, at Look Park in Northampton, MA. Check out their new website, Bike Fest & Tour … Continue reading

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Biking Westfield and Southwick’s Rail Trails

So now that we know how to find the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail bike path in Westfield, MA, and The Jog in Southwick, MA, what can we expect to find there? Lots of goodies for those wanting a quiet, leisurely … Continue reading

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Sunny Day Breakaway

I knew the rain was coming. I needed to ride. My before-work window of time for yesterday’s ride was quickly closing. But I had to ride. Morning is my reliable, best, get-out-the-door and do it time. The other big benefit? I … Continue reading

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Manhan Rail Trail: Easthampton’s Pride And Joy

”This is the biggest crowd we’ve ever had.” Liz Sturgeon of the Friends of the Manhan Rail Trail group told me at the breakfast they held yesterday to raise funds for the care and maintennance of the trail. Heidi and … Continue reading

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Hotel Bridge Ride, Take Two

Gotta give it to volunteers in Western Massachusetts. People all across the Pioneer Valley are working hard to preserve and enhance local treasures. Case in point, the Hotel Bridge in the Leeds village of Northampton, MA. Volunteers have organized another … Continue reading

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Northampton Bike Breakfast Planning Moving Along

Bike Week Cometh! May 12 – 20, 2012, in various places throughout the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. What’s Bike Week? A week (or more) of group rides, breakfasts, cycling movies, children’s activities, give-aways, and a chance to meet other … 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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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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Northampton Restaurant Week Equals Vacation

Who doesn’t love vacation? A break from the regular grind, the everyday. Sometimes all it takes to give that vacation feeling is something out of the ordinary, not a huge trip, but a reorienting of the mind. This week you … Continue reading

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