Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Touring
Reload this Page >

Boston to Albany advice

Notices
Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

Boston to Albany advice

Old 05-08-10, 10:45 AM
  #1  
Silly Party Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: NH
Posts: 345

Bikes: Rans Stratus XP

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Boston to Albany advice

We are riding Boston to Seattle to SoCal this summer/fall. I have most of it planned except for Boston to Albany (where we will pick up the Erie Canal trail). Gonna take Minuteman rail trail out of Boston to Concord, MA. Wondering which (safe/quiet) roads to take to get over to Albany, NY. Rte 2 is a death trap. Any advice??? (Thinking of riding Norwottuck Rail Trail from east of Amherst to west of Northampton) Is it worth going south through CT?
Thanks!
EriktheFish is offline  
Old 05-08-10, 02:31 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 59
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I wouldn't worry about traffic west of the Connecticut River in the Berkshires, even on Route 2. I don't live there, but the rides I have done in northwestern MA have been nice and traffic has never been an issue. I rode Route 2 from North Adams to Charlemont years ago and it was a beautiful ride, much of it along the Deerfield River. I believe that section is still part of the annual Mt. Greylock Century ride. A popular club ride climbs Route 2 from Petersburg, NY to Williamstown,
MA over Petersburg Pass, about a 1500' climb, and returns to NY via Route 43. Route 43 from Williamstown, MA to Stephentown, NY is flat and a nice ride. I have no recollection of Route 2 from Petersburg to Troy, NY. Route 43 from Stephentown to Albany is a decent ride, but you have to cross a series of small hills. You'll probably do about 1200-1500' of vertical in that section.
danacf is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Tandem Tom
Touring
4
09-28-13 03:50 AM
eappleton
Touring
15
07-11-13 04:27 PM
vgXhc
Eastern Canada
7
03-10-12 11:16 AM
Longmont_Tom
Touring
6
04-18-11 09:40 PM
EriktheFish
Touring
10
02-24-10 08:06 PM

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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.