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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If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know the section of the Norwottuck Rail Trail between Hadley, MA and Amherst, MA has been in dire need of resurfacing for years now. The original surface included broken glass … Continue reading
Bike riding is fun, environmentally friendly and good for your health. Sometimes people are reluctant to really incorporate cycling into their everyday lives because they are intimidated about cycling on the road with cars. Well, just like driving a car, … Continue reading
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
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
Last Friday’s Daily Hampshire Gazette, [subscription required] included a small notice that due to the installation of the rail trail bridge over the Manhan River in Easthampton there would be traffic delays. This bridge is the final piece in a … 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
Editor, Being a spiritual person and a cyclist, Lynn Shelley’s letter published May 27, and the Springfield Diocese’s decision to sue the Northampton Planning Board, saddens me. I think the church’s proximity to the rail trail is a huge asset. … Continue reading