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Pedal around the Bay State

Posted by Anne Fitzgerald, Globe Travel Editor  May 31, 2010 09:05 AM

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Mass BikePike Tour.jpgGet out your bicycle and sign up for the 2010 Mass BikePike Tour, a recreational ride that loops around Central and Western Massachusetts on Aug. 5-8. This fully supported ride begins and ends in Amherst, and meanders through the Connecticut River Valley, the Quabbin watershed area, the Berkshires, and Worcester County. Ride 30 to 65 miles a day (for a total of 128 to 249 miles), and then sleep each night in a tent, a school gym (bring an air mattress), a college dorm, or a comfy inn. The $375 registration fee includes road support, camping accommodations, six meals, baggage transport, maps, route descriptions, lists of local attractions en route, and a T-shirt. Register by July 19. 617-710-1832, www.massbikepike.org

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