AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

Cycling the Pioneer Valley: Turners Falls to Northfield

Date and Time

Saturday, August 8, 2020, 9:30AM - 1:30PM


Turners Falls, MA,
Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley,


Registration is required for this activity.


This is an easy-to-moderate difficulty ride starting in downtown Turners Falls. The ride is 26 miles in length over rolling terrain. Total elevation gain on the ride will be about 1300 feet. All roads are paved. There will be some road traffic in the environs of Turners Falls and Northfield, but otherwise we will encounter relatively little automobile traffic. When we reach Northfield (the northernmost point on our route), we'll stop at Mim's Market and the Northfield Creamie for lunch. We'll return via beautiful rural roads before we descend back into Turners Falls. The pace will be relaxed at 12-14 mph average, and we will keep the group together, regrouping at various points along the way. You will need a road, touring or hybrid bike in good working order, a properly fitting bicycle helmet, a fix-flat kit, water, and snacks or money to purchase lunch.

AMC Trip Policy



Click map for driving directions
Northfield Creamie


Bicycling - Road

Offered By

Berkshire (Mass.)




Adults (18+)


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.


Brant is a trip leader for the AMC Berkshire Chapter Bicycling Committee. 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.