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Welcome to the AMC Berkshire Chapter Bicycling Committee!

Bicycling Committee Co-Chairs: Brant Cheikes & Janine Papesh, email

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

We are the newest activity committee within the Berkshire Chapter. This year - 2018 - is our second season. So far we've run three rides - a spring warm-up ride in the Pioneer Valley area (June), a challenging ride in the Berkshires (July), and a lovely loop ride from Williamsburg to Ashfield. We are building our audience, and training new leaders. We're rolling!

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.

Check this page periodically for updates as the season progresses, or get on our e-mail list (instructions below). You can also search for trips by clicking here and selecting "Bicycling" as the Activity.

Upcoming trips:

  • Sunday, September 23, 2018, 8:45AM - 2:00PM: CYCLING THE CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY. Click here for detailed trip listing. Rain cancels.

Stay tuned for more rides to be announced!

All AMC rides require advance registration. We pre-screen all riders to ensure comfort and safety.

See you out on the roads in 2018!

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.

Page last updated 16 September 2018
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Bicycling Newsfeed

Leisurely Cycling Through the Connecticut River Valley

Group Cycling in the Connecticut River Valley

A congenial group of Berkshire Chapter cyclists enjoyed a leisurely 45-mile ride on quiet country roads along the Connecticut river.

3rd Annual Outdoor Festival a Big Success!

Jan Alicia Nettler receives AMC Volunteer Award

The Berkshire Chapter's annual Outdoor Festival at Noble View on Saturday, September 15, was a great success, with more than 150 attending.

Highlights of the event included:

Cyclists enjoy a ride from Williamsburg to Ashfield and back

Nine cyclists shared a beautiful day together for a recreational 31-mile group ride from Williamsburg up to Ashfield, through Conway, and back. The route passed through stunning Chapel Falls, and meandered along quaint streams and expansive reservoirs. There was plenty of shade and several rest stops, including one at Elmer's store in Ashfield. At the conclusion of the ride, many riders celebrated and socialized over lunch at The Brewmaster's Tavern before heading home.

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