Berkshires to Boston Bicycle Tour 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO 9/1!
The Berkshires to Boston Bicycle Tour is a four-day, 240-mile bike tour showcasing the best of Massachusetts cycling and supporting Massachusetts' statewide bicyclist advocacy organization, MassBike. Beginning in the scenic Berkshire hills along the New York border, the tour meanders through the Connecticut River Valley and spins through the historic communities of Lexington and Concord before arriving in the vibrant capital - Boston. There, riders will join more than 5,000 cycling enthusiasts for Hub on Wheels, Boston's annual bicycling festival.
Full Tour Registration: $295-$395 (register early for best price!)
Weekend Only Registration: $125-$165 (register early for best price!)
Meal Plan Options
We're offering riders three meal plan options for breakfast and dinner to give you maximum flexibility. We know that some of our riders would prefer to explore the local restaurants, markets and businesses along the route. (The local restaurants, markets and businesses prefer that you do that as well!) We also recognize that some of our riders prefer the simplicity of dining in camp and relaxing with like-minded friends after a day in the saddle. Snacks available at rest stops along the route. Note that all lunches, and dinner in Boston, are on your own. No cooking will be permitted at the campsites!
Full Meal Plan: $110.00 (3 dinners and 4 breakfasts)
Dinners Only: $75 (3 dinners)
Breakfasts Only: $50 (4 breakfasts)
Weekend Riders: 2 breakfasts (Sat. and Sun.) are included in the Weekend Only registration option.
Dinner Guests: Guest meals are available for Wednesday night only for $25.
Camping: Camping with your own equipment is included in registration.
If you don’t have a tent, or prefer to let someone setup your campsite for you, Comfy Campers offers Tour riders "No Hassle Camping". The friendly staff at Comfy Campers will have your tent ready for you each day when you arrive in camp. They also offer ala carte services for towels, chairs, etc. Visit Comfy Campers to see services and fees.
Hotels: If you just aren’t into camping, we've arranged room blocks with partner hotels in each of our overnight communities. Each hotel is within 2 miles of the ride campsite. Room rates range from $60 to $269 depending on the city and number of people in the room. We will provide registered riders with detailed information and discount codes to allow them to book their rooms in each our partner hotels. We will deliver your luggage to each hotel, and provide you with transportation from and to the event site. Note that we will only provide transportation to and from listed partner hotels.
On Your Own: If you have someplace else to stay each night, you are welcome to do so. Note, however, that we will not provide transportation from or to the event site.
Transportation will be available for $55 for riders, luggage and bicycles to the start in Pittsfield on Wednesday, Sept. 18th, or returning to Pittsfield from Boston post-ride on Sunday, Sept. 22rd. Parking in Boston during the Tour will be available for an additional charge. Parking in Pittsfield is free!
Call: MassBike, 617-542-2453
The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) promotes a bicycle-friendly environment and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation.
MassBike’s Vision for the Future
Bicycling in Massachusetts is a safe, respected, convenient, and enjoyable way to get around. Roads throughout the state are safe and welcoming for cyclists, and all users interact in a courteous and legal manner. Car-free pathways connect our communities, bicycles are fully integrated into our public transportation system, and secure bike parking is located where people need it. People of all kinds and means choose to bicycle for life, work, and play.
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