The Mass BikePike Tour

The Mass BikePike Tour

Thursday, August 5 - Sunday, August 8, 2010

Massachusetts has it all. Boston, Concord, Plymouth, Cape Cod, the Berkshires, the Connecticut River Valley and hundreds of small towns, quaint villages and lush parks, farms and scenic vistas in between. The goal of this annual tour is to celebrate cycling in Massachusetts. Join us for all the excitement as we explore Massachusetts, cruising through the beautiful countryside of rolling fields, majestic woods, and picturesque towns.

So what about the ride. It’s a 4 day tour from August 5-8th starting and ending, this year, in Amherst. Each day, participants can choose between 3 rides of approximately 30, 50, or 65 miles. The routes are scenic with terrain that ranges from rolling hills to challenging climbs and even a spectacular decent to banks of the Connecticut river. People can ride fast and finish the day early, but for those who like to explore the countryside, we will provide lots if information about the history of the area, interesting places to visit, and even where to take a dip along the way or at the end of the day.

At night, we camp at local schools with hot shower. If you don’t have a tent and don’t the hassle of renting equipment, you can use your our Camptel VIP Service (When you ride into camp at the end of the day, you'll find your tent, air mattress, clean towel and chair waiting for you), indoor camping in the school, or you can book a room at a local inn. In fact one night, we will be using a college dorm, so everyone gets to sleep inside with air conditioning and comfortable beds. We what everyone to be comfortable and get a good night’s sleep.

We also pride ourselves on good food. Each night, we bring in local caters to serve you the best of local foods. Last year, we had great bar-b-que from BT’s Smokehouse, a Mexican Buffet and a gourmet Farmers Market Evening Picnic prepared by the Hardwick Cooking School and Rose 32 Bakery. And we take pride in making sure that vegetarians get equal treatment. Nothing beats good food at the end of a day of biking. And of course we provide the kind of breakfast you would expect before a day of biking as well as snack stops with lots of fresh fruit, cold water and Gatorade.


But what makes this ride really special is its size (125 maximum) and the great mix of people; from road warriors, to people on their first multi-day tour and everything in between. Evenings are always filled with chatter as people laugh, recount the day and look forward to tomorrow. Nothing beats the camaraderie of bikers having a good time.


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For information, please contact:

Bruce Lederer, Tour Director
52A Pleasant St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
617 710-1832