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New England Governors Agree Bikes Aid Tourism

Where did you go on vacation this year? Was it a place you could relax, have a simpler day, enjoy the outdoors in some way? Happen to notice any bike riders while you were there? Two recent articles show that … Continue reading

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Train Service Could Bring Cyclists To Western Massachusetts

The Berkshires in Western Massachusetts is a popular recreation destination for New York City residents. Housatonic Railroad is investigating bringing back passenger service on its line from Danbury, Connecticut to Pittsfield, Massachusetts [map]. This could have big benefits for biking … 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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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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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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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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