Bike New England
Bike New England
17 Mill Road
Ipswich, MA 01938
Bike New England is a small company specializing in scenic bicycle tours of the North Shore area of Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, and the popular Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. All of our tours take quiet safe local roads so you can fully enjoy New England's rich historic and cultural heritage. By using the index on the left, you can view our scheduled tours for the 2008 season.
We also design and lead special request tours in New England for your family, group or organization. Visit our our tour listings for more information.
Our routes are now available on Disk!
All Bike New England routes are now available on one disk with over 400 files. The disk includes cue sheets and maps for all our current tours, as well as 7 years of touring in the Berkshires, the Massachusetts North Shore, Cape Cod, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Quebec, Nova Scotia, the Adirondacks, and Lake Champlain. To order the disk, please send a check or money order for $35 to Bike New England , 17 Mill Rd., Ipswich MA 01938
2008 NEW ENGLAND TOURS
Elderhostel North Shore Bike Tour Cycling has become the sport of choice for older outdoor enthusiasts. This special version of our North Shore cycling tours is designed for active participants aged 55 and older through the Elderhostel travel organization exploring the England Coast and historic Essex County. We stay in historic Ipswich, Massachusetts, with six days of beautiful easy cycling along the scenic shoreline and old stone-walled roads of the many nature preserves of Essex county. Rides are up to 45 miles a day, with shorter loops for all levels of cycling ability. In the evenings we enjoy the comforts of the Ipswich Bed and Breakfast, and meals in several of Ipswich's many wonderful restaurants.
Sunday, June 15-Friday, June 20, 2008
Sunday, August 24 - Friday, August 29, 2008
New England Seaside Escape with Ciclismo Classico, Ipswich , Massachusetts, Friday Sept. 26 - Sunday, Sept. 28 , 2008
Ciclismo Classico offers an exceptional weekend of cycling on some of the most beautiful roads in New England , based at the Kaede Inn in Ipswich , MA . In addition to the service of Ciclismo Classico guides, all rides are fully arrowed, along with cue sheets and maps. Guides ride with participants, and van support will be available for those wishing to ride shorter distances.
Biking La Bella Berkshires Our guides Gordon Harris and Barb Lampron lead a deluxe tour for the Italian adventure specialists Ciclismo Classico, offering four days of cycling in the scenic Berkshires, based in Great Barrington and Williamstown, Massachusetts This tour specializes in visits to the many cultural attractions that bring people to the Berkshires year after year.
Friday Oct. 10 - Monday, Oct. 13, 2008
TOURS BY REQUEST
Bike the North Shore , A wonderful coastal tour, available by group request. Our week long tour is based in Ipswich and Newburyport Massachusetts, two of the oldest and best preserved colonial towns in America. Designed for intermediate to advanced cyclists, our marked routes offer rides with distances to fit a wide range of cycling abilities, returning each night to the Inns. We explore a wonderful variety of terrains and visit the historic highlights of this area, plus miles of ocean-side cycling in coastal New Hampshire, and our own special back roads ride that take us to some of the New England's most historic villages. Since the inception of the North Shore tour series in the summer of 2005, they have become a favorite of cyclists seeking safe, easier and scenic bicycle tours in a historic part of America.
Berkshire Cycle Touring is designed with a mix of great climbs and views in the North Berkshires, and with a bit flatter terrain and easier riding in the South Berkshires Click the links on the left side of this page for a detailed description of our Berkshire cycling tours. A budget-minded tour of the Berkshires for only $895 per person, available only by special requests of groups 6 or greater.
Berkshire Fall Foliage Bicycle Tour This beautiful late season fall foliage road bike tour of the Berkshires with surrounding Vermont and New York State is is recommended for upper intermediate to expert cyclists (and also as an extension of our La Bella Berkshires tour available through Ciclismo Classico). We'll be based two nights at the Williams Inn in Williamstown, Massachusetts ("The Village Beautiful") and two nights at the Windflower Inn in popular Great Barrington, MA. Price includes 4 nights lodging (double occupancy), continental breakfasts ,great dinners, plus guided rides with maps and cue sheets. The rides are 35-45 miles, with occasional climbs, and with shorter and flatter loops available every day, plus full van support.