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Route for Sept. 24 Tour De Greylock Bike Ride Finalized

The Economic Development Committee is in the final stages of planning the first annual Tour de Greylock bike ride, which will take cyclists through six communities navigating the base of Mount Greylock.

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Lanesborough to Host Tour de Greylock Bicycle Race in 2022

The Economic Development Committee has begun planning specifics of the first annual Tour de Greylock, a bicycle race that will take riders across Northern Berkshire County.

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Pittsfield Parks Commission Sees Design for Springside Bike Park

The bike park would cover 2.3 acres on the former baseball field behind the North playground. An abutting location was originally proposed and approved but the commission later requested that it be moved South.

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Pittsfield Solicitor Says Bike Track Consistent With Springside Park Uses

During the Parks Commission meeting, he said the city solicitor had made the determination that the bike skills course is not a violation of use for the park and backed the Conservation Commission's ruling that it poses no environmental risks from a conservation standpoint.

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Pittsfield Council Leaves Springside Pump Track Proposal to Parks Commission

A petition from Ward 7 Councilor Anthony Maffuccio requesting to hold a public forum on the potential project was not passed.

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Pittsfield Parks Commission Awaits Con Comm Finding on Bike Track

The Conservation Commission then tabled the RDA because of confusion related to the two possible locations for the pump track and requested clarification from the applicants before voting.

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Pittsfield Parks Commission Continues to Support Springside Pump Track

After being prompted to pause the Springside Park pump track and bike skills facility project until in-person meetings can resume, the Parks Commission unanimously voted to continue with the process and encouraged additional public input.

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Community Members Raise Concern About Proposed Springside Pump Track

The Parks Commission has received a number of emails from community members regarding the possible impacts a pump track may have on the historic site.

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Springside Pump Track Survey Shows Support for the Project

Ninety-six percent of responses were positive, while four expressed concern. McGee said that overall, 91 percent of survey takers voted in favor of the bike skills park.

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Parks Commission Walks Through Proposed Pump Track Site

Alison McGee, president of the Berkshire Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association and program lead for the Little Bellas Berkshire Program, pitched the project to the commission last month.

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Parks Commission Approves Concept for Bike Skills Park

McGee has been working with Garrett Pulley of the Berkshire Mountain Bike Training Series and Kevin Delaney of the Shire Shredders youth cycling program to put this project together.

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Pittsfield Developing Plan for Bicycle Network

The overall vision is to create a safe, comfortable, and accessible bicycle network in the to serve people of all ages and abilities. This is broken down into four project goals of safety, accessibility, sense of place and sustainability.