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

    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.
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    Robinson State Park in Agawam. Check the NEMBA site. The NEMBA organized kids rides are fantastic and not to be missed.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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