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VBSW Weekly Group Ride

Follow @ValleyBikeAndSkiWerks for weekly group ride info and updates.

This weeks group ride (09/27) will be in Ludlow at Facing Rock. Meet in the parking lot at the end of Bridle Rd. in Ludlow at 5:45pm rolling at 6:00pm.
 We recommend breaking out the lights as it's starting to get darker earlier.

Events Coming Soon

Valley Bike & Ski Werks is proud to present The Warren Miller Film Tour. Join us at the Academy of Music Theater in Northampton on November 29th. Tickets available for sale at the shop or through The Academy of Music box-office. 

Local Rides

Robinson State Park

Beginner to Intermediate

Robinson State Park is the one of the most enjoyable places to ride in south central Massachusetts. Robinson's 800+ acres offer a diversity of trails ranging from smooth fast flowing singletracks to slightly technical trails. What you'll remember most though are the miles of smooth fast trails. Robinson's location is responsible for this. It's located beside the Westfield River and much of the park consists of a series of drumlins. These drumlins were dropped there by the last glacier and the soil that makes them up contains few stones. Hence, the smooth fast trails.

As you ride you'll also notice that a lot of very professional trailwork has been done. Volunteers from Pioneer Valley NEMBA and the Friends of Robinson State Park working with the Park's staff are responsible for this. Expect to discover over 20 miles of trails at Robinson.

Park at the Robinson Park Elementary School via Begley St. for easy access to the trails.

Earl's Trails

Intermediate to Advanced

Earl's Trails in Hadley, Mass is well known for its large network of fast, flowy and buff trails. It is very close to Mount Holyoke Range Trail Network, which is just to the South of Earl's. Together these two ride areas can make for an epic day of riding.

Earl's Trails is served by two parking areas. The most popular parking area is on Chmura Road, at the north West lower end of the trail network. The second is at The Notch visitor Center which is on West Street to the South East or at the upper end of the trail network. Both are mapped on Trailforks. Also look for the photograph of the Ride Start Point heat map.

Bachelor Street

Intermediate to Advanced 

How do you define a great day Mountain Biking? Is it miles of buff singletrack snaking up and down a forested loamy ridge or numerous rocky technical trails working their way up and down along a rocky spine. Which ever suits your fancy find it at Mount Holyoke Range State Park.

The northern side of the Notch features 'Earles' Trails' - Miles of smooth flowing single track - abounding in challenging climbs and swoopy descents. All envisioned and uncovered in the forest by the talented folks from Hampshire College. These trails are mostly not on State Forest land, but are incredibly fun.

There are two primary parking and access points. The first one is to the North of the Trail Network at The Notch Visitor Center at 1500 West St, Amherst. The second one is to the South of the Trail Network on Bachelor Street.

Shenipsit State Forest

Intermediate to Advanced 

Shenipsit is a local favorite that offers a variety of terrain for riders of all abilities. The best place to park is the small lot on Galbraith Rd in Somers CT. This provides you with direct access to the trails covering Bald Mountain. Looking for a longer ride? Jump across 190 and ride the Soapstone Mountain trails, and while you're there stop by the Somers Fire Tower for a great view. 

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