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    Bachelor St - Holyoke MA

    This place has been on my radar since i started looking into even moving north to New England. The last place on my to do list (which included HP, Lynn, Vietnam, Borderlands, KT, Bradbury, Leominster, and Bear Brook.

    Well i have to say that so far Bachelor Street was the best place i have ridden in New England (i do need to try more CT destinations).

    For those that have not ridden there it is so worth the drive. My GF and i camped nearby and hit the trails on Saturday. We did the "outer loop" which was about 12 miles of technical singletrack. There is about 30 miles or so of straight up MTB singletrack there.

    Here is what fit so well with me about it:
    1) You are riding on MTB designed singletrack 99% of the time.
    2) The singletrack trails range from .5 to 2 miles without a bunch of intersections.
    3) When one singletrack trail ends it ends at the beginning of another.
    4) Lots of well built techy rock features. I like that i could trust that the other side of large rock feature is going to rollable.

    For comparison sake it was similar to the more techy trails at HP. Only they flowed together a lot better. Imagine the section out past the shooting range, only instead of a maze, the trails were stretched out end to end.

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    I've hit it a few times in my rides to and from ct...

    well worth the break in the drive

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    Mr. Happy
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    Just to add in, the place has a ton of technical riding and plenty of options to 'opt out' of the tech riding for something a bit more flowy.

    There are some really big Sunday am rides there too. Not sure what group runs them, but I have bumped into a few riders doing 25+ mile rides there.

    Plenty of technical flowing trail.. and some really fast downhill stuff too

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