COVID-19 Updates

Updated Aug 18th, 2020 - The CDC has determined that masks with exhaust valves are largely ineffective; please don’t wear them on our rides, unless the valve can be closed.  

Updated Aug 6th, 2020 - At the board meeting tonight, it was decided to increase the size of the rides to 8 + 2 and 4 + 1, where there are 8 riders and 2 leaders, or 4 riders and 1 leader. The ride leaders have the discretion to have smaller groups.

The Berkshires

      The Berkshires

     

Within a single, hard day's effort out of New York City solely by pedal, the Massachusetts Berkshires are more easily accessible by train at the upper end of the Harlem Valley line of Metro North.

Users need to be aware that trains north of Southeast run every other hour.

Sheffield and Great Barrington play host to NYCC's annual Memorial Day Weekend.

The Appalachian Mountains climb higher in the Berkshires than their milder cousins in Connecticut. With deep, secluded valleys like Tyringham, and open, gentle lowlands in the Housatonic Valley, riders have a plethora of quiet, country roads to ramble on.

Cyclists are reminded to limit riding on Route 7 to short sections as it is less than bike-friendly in sections.

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