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Bicycling

Welcome to the AMC Berkshire Chapter Bicycling Committee!

Your connection to recreational group bicycling on the roads and byways of the bucolic Pioneer Valley and Berkshires

Bicycling Committee Co-Chairs: Brant Cheikes & Janine Papesh, email bicycling@amcberkshire.org

Get Bicycling Committee Announcements by E-Mail! Click here and follow the instructions under "Subscribing to Amcbkriders" to self-subscribe to our e-mail announcements list!

Bicycle Sales and Service Partners Click here to see our list of bicycle sales and service partners.

Why ride with us? We are experienced cyclists who enjoy social, recreational rides in the range of 20-50 miles, speeds averaging around 12 mph, with rest stops and optional post-ride socials. We keep the group moving, but we're not racers. All our trip leaders are volunteers, trained by the AMC in group management, and trained by the Bicycling Committee leaders to have the skills needed to plan and run safe, enjoyable group bicycling trips. All AMC rides require advance registration. We pre-screen all riders to ensure comfort and safety.

2019 Ride Calendar

Below is the current calendar of planned rides for the 2019 bicycling season. Details will be added as dates get closer. Official trip listings will always appear here.

April

  • No rides scheduled

May

  • 4 (Sat) – Spring Warmup Ride in the Pioneer Valley
    • Leaders: Silvia Scott & Marvin Davenport
    • Official ride listing: TBA
  • 11 (Sat) – Spring Warmup Ride in the Pioneer Valley
    • Leaders: Brant Cheikes & Janine Papesh
    • Leaders in Training: Sean Condon & Liz Budd
    • Official ride listing: TBA
  • 18 (Sat) – Spring Warmup Ride in the Pioneer Valley
    • Leaders: Brant Cheikes & Janine Papesh
    • Official ride listing: TBA

June

  • 1 (Sat) – 25-mile (approx) loop in the Pioneer Valley
    • Leaders: Marvin Davenport & Janine Papesh
    • Official ride listing: TBA
  • 9 (Sun) – 30-mile (approx) loop in the Pioneer Valley - West River Valley
    • Leaders: Brant Cheikes & Janine Papesh
    • Leaders in Training: Sean Condon & Liz Budd
    • Official ride listing: TBA
  • 15-16 – no rides scheduled
  • 22 (Sat) – 30-mile loop in the Berkshires - Egremont MA to CT Border
    • Leaders: Brant Cheikes & Silvia Scott
    • Official ride listing: TBA
  • 29-30 – no rides scheduled

July

  • 7 (Sun) -- Gill MA Hill Ride
    • Leaders: Sean Condon & Liz Budd
    • Official ride listing: TBA
  • 13-14 – no rides scheduled
  • 20 (Sat) - 40-mile Berkshires Ride - Alford-Stockbridge - "The most beautiful ride in the Berkshires"
    • Leaders: Brant Cheikes & Janine Papesh
    • Official ride listing: TBA
  • 27 (Sat) – Hold - River Valley Ice Cream Ride
    • Not an AMC ride, but we will likely participate
  • 28 (Sun) – Williamsburg-Ashfield loop
    • Leaders: Silvia Scott & Marvin Davenport
    • Official ride listing: TBA

August

  • 3-4 – no rides scheduled
  • 10-11 – no rides scheduled
  • 17 (Sat) -- Hold for D2R2
    • Not an AMC ride, but a major bicycling event
  • 18 (Sun) Williamsburg-Ashfield loop (extended distance)
    • Leaders: Silvia Scott & Marvin Davenport (or Brant)
    • Official ride listing: TBA
  • 24 (Sat) – 40-mile (approx) Berkshires loop ride
    • Leaders: Brant Cheikes & Janine Papesh
    • Official ride listing: TBA
  • 31 – no ride scheduled

September

  • 7-8 – no rides scheduled
  • 22 (Sun) – A ramble in the Somers CT area
    • Leaders: Silvia Scott & Marvin Davenport
    • Official ride listing: TBA

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