BIKING CALENDARS & TRAILS


BERKSHIRE CYCLING ASSOCIATION

The Berkshire Cycling Association is a tremendous resource for finding scheduled riding groups, suggested cycling trails, and more. The website is rich with information featuring:


BERKSHIRE BIKING MAPS

HISTORIC & CULTURAL BIKE ROUTES MAPPED OUT BY HOUSATONIC HERITAGE

Housatonic Heritage bike routes: 

BROCHURE WITH BIKE ROUTES (front)/ (back)
SHEFFIELD Views of protected farm land, historical sites, the Housatonic River and Mount Everett.  
MAP OF BIKING ROUTE

GREAT BARRINGTON Route starts in the center of Great Barrington and views include the Housatonic River, farm land and historic sites.
MAP OF BIKING ROUTE  

STOCKBRIDGE Picturesque 16-mile loop starting in the center of Stockbridge and including areas of Lenox and Lee. MAP OF BIKING ROUTE

LEE Start in the center of Lee with a climb to start your tour, but then it is rolling hills.
MAP OF BIKING ROUTE  

LENOX Scenic 12-mile tour of the best of Lenox.
MAP OF BIKING ROUTE


ASHUWILLTICOOK RAIL TRAIL

The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is a former railroad corridor converted into a 10-foot wide paved, universally accessible, passive recreation path. The Ashuwillticook runs parallel to Route 8 through the towns of Cheshire, Lanesborough and Adams. The southern end of the rail trail begins at the entrance to the Berkshire Mall off MA Rte. 8 in Lanesborough and travels 11.2 miles north to the center of Adams. Parking lots and restrooms are available at selected locations along the way.

The rail trail passes through the Hoosic River Valley, between the Mount Greylock and the Hoosac Mountain Ranges. Cheshire Reservoir, the Hoosic River, and associated wetlands flank much of the trail offering outstanding views of the scenery and abundant wildlife. The name Ashuwillticook (ash-oo-will-ti-cook) derives from the Native American word for the south branch of the Hoosic River and literally means "at the in-between pleasant river," or in common tongue, "the pleasant river in between the hills." The name was adopted for the trail as a way to reconnect people to local history and the natural environment.


BERKSHIRE BIKE PATH COUNCIL

The Berkshire Bike Path Council is working to create a border-to-border bikeway route of approximately 75 miles-utilizing railway corridors and related off-road bike paths extending from the Vermont border in Williamstown to the Connecticut border. It's a great advocacy group for bikers in the region, and the website provides valuable links to biking resources.