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Great River Ride 100 Mile Challenge

Westfield, Massachusetts , United States
108 mi




ft elev +


The Great River Ride 108 mile 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.
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.

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

You will encounter knee-popping hills, breathtaking views, awesome descents, and 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, historic keystone arches, 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

While this is a free event we do suggest a donation to the Friends of the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail (FOCGRT)     

Challenge details

Start date

Saturday, September 19, 2020

End date

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Ride category


Challenge award

Color coded pins for each of the 4 different distances will be awarded at the end of the Challenge. Collect all 4 by riding each of the Challenge routes.