Berkshires to Boston

Berkshires to Boston bicycle tour

Cycling around Mt. Greylock

Mount Greylock is the highest mountain in Massachusetts. In addition to the incredible ride over the mountain there is an easier counterclockwise loop around the mountain beginning from the same location at the Williamstown Public Library. Taking back roads through North Adams to Adams, where you'll be on the beautiful Ashuwilticook Rail Trail for a… Continue reading Cycling around Mt. Greylock

Berkshire Cycle Touring

This scenic self-guided week-long tour of the popular Berkshires in western Massachusetts takes you into neighboring Connecticut, Vermont and New York State. These routes begin from the Windflower Inn in Great Barrington, MA and two nights at the Maple Terrace Motel in Williamstown, MA. Daily Ride options are 30-45 miles, with a nice mixture of… Continue reading Berkshire Cycle Touring

Mount Greylock climb

Mount Greylock  at 3491 ft. is the tallest mountain in Massachusetts.. Notch Road from North Adams is the steeper of the two paved roads to the summit, with hairpin turns and some very steep sections in the first half of the climb. I prefer cycling from Williamstown to Lanesborough, then taking the 10 mile ascent on… Continue reading Mount Greylock climb

North Berkshire cycling tour

Based at the Maple Terrace Motel in Williamstown, Massachusetts.Rides are 35-50 miles with terrain varying from the flat Ashuwillticook Rail Trail to the challenging climb over Mount Greylock. Google Map for Maple Terrace Motel. Brodie Mountain / Jiminy Peak Loop with Petersburg Pass extra 7.5 mile option. This ride takes Rt. 7 south to New… Continue reading North Berkshire cycling tour

Natural Bridge from Williamstown

Williamstown Natural Bridge bicycle ride

This 14 mile loop to Natural Bridge from the Maple Terrace Motel in Williamstown Massachusetts starts out with a nice climb and a view back into the town along Notch Road before dropping back down to North Adams. We ride through town, then into the extraordinary Natural Bridge State Park. Our return is on North… Continue reading Natural Bridge from Williamstown

Williamstown – Bennington cycling loop

Williamstown to Bennington bicycle ride

One of my favorite rides from Williamstown MA heads north across the state line to Bennington Vermont. A good starting point is the Public Library in Williamstown. Rt. 7 offers a wide shoulder with a steady easy climb to North Pownal. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file… Continue reading Williamstown – Bennington cycling loop

Williamstown Deerfield River Ride

Deerfield River North Adams bicycle ride

Anyone who has taken Rt. 2 from North Adams to Greenfield knows that the Mohawk Trail is the most beautiful drive in Massachusetts. It’s also an awesome bike ride, but the 30-40 mph descent from the Eastern Summit to Charlemont requires staying in the road, and is best done done early on Sunday mornings to… Continue reading Williamstown Deerfield River Ride