Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Northeast Connecticut | District of Columbia | Delaware | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | Vermont | West Virginia

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-05-08, 07:33 PM   #1
hamm107
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cycling across MA

I'm planning on biking basically from Boston to Albany, which means going straight across Massachusetts. Does anybody have a route, or roads that they have used for this trip before? recommendations? stories? Especially need advice with central and western ma.
hamm107 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-08, 12:37 AM   #2
johnnyk
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Central CT
Bikes:
Posts: 65
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Check these out.

From the 'long distance' forum.
boston-albany route??

From the 'touring' forum.
boston-albany route??
johnnyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-08, 08:47 AM   #3
Jay H
One less car
 
Jay H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: The Berkshires, MA
Bikes: '08 Soma Groove (commuter/long distance tourer), '97 Lemond Zurich (road commuter/tourer),'01 Seven Axiom Ti, '03 Look KG381i, '01 Santa Cruz Superlite X
Posts: 981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Google Rubel bike maps...

Jay
Jay H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-08, 06:43 AM   #4
bktourer1
Senior Member
 
bktourer1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Western Ma.
Bikes: Diamondback "parkway" Spec. "expedition
Posts: 786
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1. You can take the commuter train (off peak ) to Worcester.
2. Get the Rubels bike maps.
3. Rt.20 goes from flat to hilly to rolling.
4. Check out the Norwottuck rail trail from the Belchertown border to NHampton.
I live in Springfield and rode from here to the Cape. Have some cue sheets but basiclly stayed with the Rubels maps. If you come this way you could camp in my yard. contact me directly thru my e-mail address.

Ed
bktourer1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-08, 06:42 PM   #5
GRedner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Brookline, MA
Bikes:
Posts: 514
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
++ to the Rubel's maps. They mark off which roads are preferred for cycling, and which are more dangerous. Get the plastic ones if you can find them, the paper ones get grungy really quick.
GRedner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-08, 06:15 AM   #6
Jay H
One less car
 
Jay H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: The Berkshires, MA
Bikes: '08 Soma Groove (commuter/long distance tourer), '97 Lemond Zurich (road commuter/tourer),'01 Seven Axiom Ti, '03 Look KG381i, '01 Santa Cruz Superlite X
Posts: 981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rubel's also marks where some of the ice cream shops are... +++++++

Jay
Jay H is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:52 PM.