The Great River Ride 100K Challenge starts and finishes in Westfield at the city's Half Mile Falls Park on North Elm St. Parking is free on weekends but limited to 3 hours on weekdays.
Be sure to click start at the beginning of your ride and the finish flags at the end and save. To be sure to receive your award register with your address at www.bikereg.com/great-river-ride-challenge
The Westfield River, the Great River in the river ride, is a federally designated Wild and Scenic River. The GRR wanders the course of this scenic river to give you a unique cycling experience.
You will encounter knee-popping hills, breathtaking views, awesome descents, gorgeous fall foliage as you tour the hilltowns of the Eastern Berkshires. Add in miles of stone walls, waterfalls, plenty of New England white churches, loads of colonial homes, , a wild and scenic river, and did I mention hills.
Country stores along the route have limited operating hours during the Covid-19 Pandemic, so be sure to carry food and water for your challenge.
While you won't be sitting down to our traditional post-ride buffet, you can enjoy a tune from Jon Berman our 2018 post-ride entertainer.
Just visit www.jonbermanmusic.com
While this is a free event we do suggest a donation to the Friends of the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail (FOCGRT) https://www.columbiagreenway.org/donate/make_a_donation/