Tag Archives: Touring

September’s Three Big Pioneer Valley Bike Events

Three big bike events take place in the Pioneer Valley area in the next few weeks. Organizers of all three have created routes and support which will highlight the regions beautiful scenery and help riders experience the wonderful cycling community … 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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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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Bike Week Activities Scheduled Across Western MA

Bike Week activities are planned in several Western Massachusetts communities May 14 – 22. Rides, celebrations, and free food.  What could be better for cyclists? Oh, right – Ice Cream! Update: The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, PVPC, has released this … Continue reading

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Westfield Columbia River Greenway Moves Forward

Westfield, MA prepares to join the rail trail network in the Pioneer Valley. The New Haven & Northampton Canal rail trail project, known in Connecticut as the Farmington River Greenway, continues to move along towards completion. The section from Suffield, … Continue reading

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Right Out Your Driveway

What if you just got on your bike and pedaled away, not intending to return that night? Many of my bike rides are just around town, doing errands or fitness rides with friends, but each of those rides prepares me … Continue reading

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Cyclovida:Lifecycle Film Showing in Northampton

Cycling film to be shown at the Academy of Music in Northampton. Interested to see how bicycles can be used in efforts to care for the environment by people who know their lives and livelihoods depend on their relationship with … Continue reading

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Read And Be Inspired

One of my favorite ways to waste time during the winter is to read the bike touring blogs posted at CrazyGuyOnABike.com It’s a website which allows touring cyclists to post the journal of their rides in real time. There are thousands … Continue reading

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Winter Dreams Bring Thoughts of Spring

Here we are in mid-winter, a new year’s beginning. Time to think of places to ride! Where in the world? There are so many places I’d like to explore on my bike. Dream rides include a trip along El Camino … Continue reading

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Adventure Cycling Bike Touring Photo Contest

Have any good photos showing how wonderful bike touring can be? Then you should enter them in Adventure Cycling Association’s 2010 Photo Contest! We are again looking for the photo that captures the beauty and wonder of your bicycle touring … Continue reading

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