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The Berkshires is a mountain bike / road cycling paradise ! The Berkshires has everything from woodland tracks and challenging climbs to gently rolling country roads. As well as varied terrain, the Berkshires boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in New England. Sure, you can see some by car. But, you can see even more on two wheels! The best way is me to guide you, along with your friends and family; so you can enjoy the scenery with peace of mind. We can arrange Bicylce Rentals and take care of the details.
Mountain Biking: You won’t cover as much ground as you would on pavement. And no, there may not be a snack shop on the way, but there are plenty of great challenges, scenic overlooks, and great off-road trails. You will enjoy a retreat into the woods out of any wind and under a canopy of leaves.....Learn basic thru advanced skills to ride over the challenges, up/down the hills, and through the woods. You will feel energized, healthy, and accomplished.
Dirt Road Biking (aka Gravel Grinding): This is a terrific option when you want to go off-road, but not ride technical trails. You can feel like you are in the woods; it is just the backwoods. There are very few cars, many wonderful views, and fun riding adventures. I can give you a tour of farms, forests, and the historical landmarks. Every ride will include Local lore and beautiful views. And yes, we may stop at a snack shop along the way.
Paved Road Biking: So you want to let your reflexes relax, feel the wind in your hair, and see picturesque horizons....then let's hit some of the Berkshires best (and smooth :) off-beat back roads. I can give you a tour of the "Cottages", the lakes, and the historical landmarks. Every ride will include Local lore and beautiful views. And yes, we can stop at a snack shop along the way.
Note: Helmets required, wicking shirt, cycling shorts and gloves are highly recommended. Feel free to also bring along some high-energy foods such as fruit and energy bars, plus water or a sports drink. Remember the sunscreen!
Adventure Rate = Depends on location, Number in group, and Duration
Six years ago at the age of 52, I set a goal of riding the Pan-Mass Challenge, a 200 mile bike ride to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. For me, this was a big reach as I had not been on a bicycle since I was a kid. I was overwhelmed and anxious about how, in 8 months, I could get myself in shape emotionally and physically for this ride. I met Christine at a Spinning class and was immediately impressed with her approach to fitness. I asked if I could work with her to help me with a training plan. Thankfully, she agreed and in just a few sessions, she helped me choose a bicycle appropriate for me, navigate what type of gear was necessary for training, master basic tasks and of course, advise me on a sensible training schedule. The same enthusiastic encouragement, extensive knowledge, and passion for fitness that I saw at the spinning class was there to help guide me on a path for success. I am proud to say that this past summer I rode my 4th PMC! I thank Christine for introducing me to the world of cycling. It's a gift that keeps on giving! -Rich S.
During a Girls night out, we decided to team up and compete in the Josh Billimgs Runaground. What were we thinking?!
I opted for the bike leg, even though I just did Spinning and not much outdoor riding. Since I did regular spin classes from Christine, I knew she could coach me for the Josh. Christine coach me on how to writing, made out of training program, and helped me with gear. I beat my expected finish time by 10 minutes! Our team still talks about this. -Lisa.