Where to ride - 7yr old flat, smooth woods WMASS- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Pauldotcom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    938

    Where to ride - 7yr old flat, smooth woods WMASS

    Hi
    I am looking for a place to ride with my 7yr old and even my wife. I am sick of riding with them on the bike paths and the streets are too busy. I am in South Hadley MA. Anyone know of somewhere to go off-road that is pretty flat, smooth? Just looking for something different and my little guy wants woods.
    Thanks
    “People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death." JM

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    844
    Robinson State Park in Agawam. Check the NEMBA site. The NEMBA organized kids rides are fantastic and not to be missed.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: smelly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    827
    Yup, check out Steve Rossi's (posts as The Hare) monthly kids rides.
    Also, the lower roads and trails at Earl's are a good place.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hado_pv's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    696
    The other place to investigate is the Montague Plains, though I haven't been out there in a couple years so have no idea of trail conditions. Some of the trails are particularly suited for kids riding. Stop and see Bob at Bikes Unlimited in Greenfield for current conditions and route tips.

    H
    http://facebook.com/CharlemontTrails
    NEMBA Past President...

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    5
    Check out, the Ware River Watershed.( members.fortunecity.com/railtrails/MA/BW/index.htm]Baldwinville-Winchendon ) It's about as flat as it comes, quiet, and you can move at your own pace. It's going to be about an hour drive from your area though. If interested try contacting the Coldbrook Snowmobile Club ( coldbrooksnowmobilers.com] ), as they have a more detailed trail map.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    30
    I learned to ride at Chicopee State Park. Granted I wasn't 7, but it has a lot of fun, twisty and flat singletrack. It's also a great place to gradually progress because some of the trails have a bit of climbing and challenge. Unfortunately there are a few downed trees blocking sections from the wacky weather this season and it doesn't get maintained like a lot of other places around the valley, but I'd say it's worth checking out.

Similar Threads

  1. Flat Alone in the Woods, can get the tire back on
    By barrelquest in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-18-2011, 05:57 PM
  2. A smooth enough ride?
    By Gatorback in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 06-28-2011, 05:21 PM
  3. Flat & smooth DH - Workouts (X-post Endurance)
    By PissedOffCil in forum XC Racing and Training
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 07-22-2010, 12:08 PM
  4. Flat & smooth DH - Workouts
    By PissedOffCil in forum Endurance XC Racing
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-20-2010, 08:12 AM
  5. Fork Oil in Wmass
    By victim in forum Massachusetts
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-14-2009, 06:46 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.