Berkshires To Boston Bicycle Tour 2013

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Sponsors

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Volunteers!

Producing the Berkshires to Boston Tour is a substantial undertaking requiring the efforts and contributions of numerous individuals, organizations, municipalities and businesses. MassBike and the Berkshires to Boston Tour team appreciates the generous support and assistance
provided by each of the following:

BridgeSide Grille, Sunderland
Bub’s BBQ, Sunderland
City of Pittsfield, Massachusetts
City of Pittsfield, Police Department
Comfy Campers
Delta Sand and Gravel, Sunderland
Flye’s Cycles, Sunderland
Gear Works Cyclery, Leominster
Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield
Hilton Garden Inn, Devens
Hub On Wheels, Boston
Marion Webster and her band, Devens
MassParks, Dept. of Conservation and Recreation
MassParks, Ashuwilticook Rail Trail Staff
MassParks, Great Brook Farm State Park Staff
MassParks, Steriti Memorial Rink Staff
Mike’s Maze, Sunderland
Millstone Market, Sunderland
The National Park Service, Minuteman
National Historical Park
Plaine’s Bike, Ski, Snowboard, Pittsfield
Red Roof Inn, South Deerfield
Residence Inn Seaport, Boston
Ride Studio Café, Lexington
River’s Edge Cycling, Sunderland
Sara Snyder and her band, Sunderland
Savory Harvest Catering, Pittsfield
Springhill Suites, Devens
Sunderland First Congregational Church
The Berkshire Bike Path Council
The Best Western, Berkshire Hills Inn, Pittsfield
The Boxcar Lilies
The BridgeSide Grill, Sunderland
The City of Boston, Massachusetts
The Constitution Inn, Boston
The Corner Store, Sunderland
The Devens Common Center, Devens
The Devens Enterprise Commission, Devens
Town of Ashfield, Massachusetts, Fire Department
Town of Barre, Massachusetts
Town of Savoy, Massachusetts, Fire Department
Town of Sterling, Massachusetts
Town of Sunderland, Massachusetts
Town of Sunderland, Fire Department
True North Hotels
United Site Services
Warner Farms, Sunderland

We’d especially like to thank the many Berkshires to Boston Bicycle Tour volunteers who fill water jugs, move luggage, set up tents, fix flats, serve aid stations, provide first aid, load bikes, give directions, drive vehicles, mark roads, solicit donations, make plans and hold hands. We couldn’t do it without you!

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REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO 9/1!

RIDER’S GUIDE

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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. Only 300 spots are available – take advantage of Early Bird pricing and secure your ride!

Registration includes:

  • Marked route each day
  • Rider’s guide
  • Hub on Wheels registration
  • Camping accommodations on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
  • Shower and sanitary facilities in each campground
  • Baggage transportation each day
  • Sag support each day
  • Pre-arranged community food and water stops. Please support local community organizations at these rest stops.
  • Berkshires to Boston Tour T-Shirt

Registration Fees
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.

Lodging Options
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
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!

More Information

Email: events@massbike.org

Call: MassBike, 617-542-2453

Visit: BerkshirestoBoston.com

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