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Cycling the Berkshires: Tyringham Valley

Date and Time

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Location

Monterey MA,
Massachusetts, Berkshires,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

Overview

Join us for a challenging 40-mile cycling tour on quiet country roads in the southwest corner of the Berkshires. Starting from a lakeside parking area, we'll ride through Monterey and New Marlborough, descending into the jaw-droppingly beautiful Tyringham valley as we make our way to Stockbridge for a snack or lunch. We return to Monterey passing through the edge of Great Barrington. In total we will climb approximately 2,500 feet over the course of the ride. The scenery is spectacular and well worth the sweat. This ride is suitable for experienced riders who are comfortable on long rides with many climbs. We will sustain an average riding pace of 12-14mph. Optional post-ride social. NOTE: Inquiries received less than 24 hours before planned departure may be unanswered.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Click map for driving directions
Sheep farm in Egremont MA

Activity

Bicycling - Road

Offered By

Berkshire (Mass.)

Status

Open

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




Brant is Vice Chair of the Berkshire Chapter, and co-founded the chapter's Bicycling Committee with his wife Janine. Brant has been riding bikes for both pleasure and exercise for as long as he can remember. Starting in the early 2000s, bicycling became Brant's primary outdoor activity (except during winter), and he now rides at least 2500 miles each year. His bike is named Ulysses, inspired by the final line of the poem by Tennyson.

Leader



Janine is Chair of the AMC Berkshire Bicycling Committee. Prior to starting the AMC Berkshire Chapter Bicycle Committee, Janine led bicycle trips for the AMC Boston Chapter for two decades. She enjoys planning and leading bike rides, taking AMC members to interesting places in Massachusetts and exploring with them by bike.