Tag Archives: Safety

Norwottuck Rail Trail Resurfacing Hearing Set

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

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Cycling Classes Offered

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

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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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Winter Cycling Workshop Offered

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

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Cycling Safety From MassBike

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

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Manhan River Bridge Goes In

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

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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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Letter to the Editor – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

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

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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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