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|Some of Our Favorite Berkshire and Eastern New York Rides 20 To 70 miles|| |
|THE LOOP |
RT 7, RT 2, RT 8
This ride can be accessed from any point along it's route Pittsfield Center, Head north along RT 7 North Passes thru, Lanesboro, New Ashford, South Williamstown Choice of Route at Five corners, Vanderbuilt Store Stay north on 7 climbs to Williamstown Center, Enter RT 2 Straight after Williamstown Green Right on Route 43, Green River Road Re-Enters RT 2 just past Williams College Campus , Turn Right Follow Rt 2 , to North Adams , Turn Right Rt 8 Follow RT 8 South to Pittsfield Passes Thru Adams,Cheshire and Lanesboro (From Cheshire to Pittsfield there will by Summers end be an Alternate route on the Astwillticook Bike Path )Approx . Mileage 44 miles
Pownal Vt. Loop
From Pittsfield north on Rt.
7 to Pownal Vt. , Left just past old Dog track on Vt. route
346 to North Petersburg, N.Y. Turn Left on N.Y.State route 22. South to Route 43
Left on Rt. 43 in N.Y. this
re-enters Ma. Hancock Ma. Stay on
From Downtown Pittsfield, North Street north to Tyler St., Tyler To Dalton Ave.,Take Dalton Ave to Allendale Shopping Center. turn Right Rt 8 north. follow 8 to Cheshire Center. Turn right at Church St. Traffic light, follow Church St.,to School St. Location of the "Cheshire Cheese", Turn left. Follow School to Richardson St. turn left again. Richardson to Cheshire Rd. Rt 8, Turning left again. Retrace your tracks to Pittsfield progessing South on Rt. 8 , or you can return on the Ashtiwllticook Bike Trail on your right heading south by the Hoosac "Cheshire" Lake Dam. 22.0 Miles
From Downtown Pittsfield, North Street left to East Street, east to Elm Street a right, follow till it ends,left on Williams St.Williams St to Washington Mt. Rd at Burgner's Farm Store, slight right, Next Left Kirchner Road. Stay on Kirchner, becomes Blotz road in Dalton, Mass. and Pittsfield Road in Hinsdale, here the climb ends.Sharp left hand turn heading north on Rt.8 back to Hinsdale's Center thru town still on Rt. 8 down the hill back to Dalton, Mass. thru town to Allendale Shopping Center, Pittsfield. Stay on Dalton Ave (Straight thru the 2sets of lights). Dalton Ave runs into Tyler St .Straight back to North Street Downtown Pittsfield.