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Cycling the Berkshires: Great Barrington to Southfield

Date and Time

Saturday, July 17, 2021, 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Location

Great Barrington,
Massachusetts, Berkshires,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

Welcome to bicycling in the Berkshires! Following the AMC's Activity Difficulty Ratings, this is a moderate bicycle ride. We will start in the town of Great Barrington (pop. 2,558) in Berkshire County. We will follow a 29-mile route with approximately 1,800 feet of total elevation gain (62 feet of elevation gain per mile, on average). We will sustain an average riding pace of 12-14 mph. You should have the necessary physical fitness to be active for up to three hours. Our ride will take us through Sheffield and New Marlboro. We will stop at the Southfield Store at the midpoint of the route, where we will have access to drinks, snacks, and a bathroom. The roads are quiet, rural, paved and in good condition. The scenery is delightful.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

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Activity

Bicycling - Road

Offered By

Berkshire (Mass.)

Status

Open

Difficulty

Moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




Janine is Chair of the AMC WMA Bicycling Committee. Prior to starting the AMC WMA 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.

Leader




Brant is a trip leader for the AMC WMA 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.