The Berkshire Big Adventure is Back for 2016

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  1. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    May 21st and 22nd, 2016


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    The 2016 Event will feature (the optional) Berkshire challenge ( details soon )


    Join us for "Vince's Ride" and help make this our best adventure ride and dual sport yet."


    This ride will continue the tradition of a main route designed for adventure bikes with optional hero sections for dual sport bikes. Please note that this ride is designed for Adventure bikes (i.e. GS 800, KTM 990, etc) and Dual Sport thumpers (i.e. DR 650, DRZ 400, WR250R, etc). This ride is not for 2 stroke enduro bikes. Two day main route is a big bike friendly tour of scenic dirt roads and country roads. There are optional hero sections made up of rough woods roads for properly equipped bikes.

    We haven't nailed down the route yet. Average day is 100-120 miles

    There will be primitive camping at the start area. Come Friday afternoon and camp the weekend.
    Unfortunately our insurance doesn't allow for any non-entrant riding at the start area or any roads/woods roads/trails associated with this event. In plain terms ... "No riding except entrants" and that also means no pit bikes.
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    BERKSHIRE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION
    Presents
    TheBerkshireBigAdventure
    Saturday May 21 and Sunday, May 22, 2016
    8:00AM Start both days
    Benefiting local EMS and Rescue squads
    Dirt Roads, Back Roads & Unmaintained Roads
    in the Scenic Berkshires
    Aproximately120 milesperday
    DO NOT BRING YOUR ENDURO BIKE!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!****Primitive Camping at Start Area****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Signup 5:30PM-8:00PM Friday; 6:00AM-8:00AM Saturday and Sunday
    Riders’ Meeting 7:30AM Sharp
    Entry Fee $55, Pre-Entry $50 for 1 day
    Pre-entry deadline, post marked by May 8th
    Entry Fee $100, Pre-Entry $90 for 2 days
    Tolland, MA. Fire Dept. benefit dinner included (Saturday night)
    mail to: Berkshire Trail Riders Association – 56 Davis Rd. Harwinton, CT. 06791
    Make Checks Payable to: Berkshire Trail Riders Association.
    Event Info: BBAride@gmx.com
    Start/Finish @ 1034 Burt Hill Rd. Tolland, MA. 01034​
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  2. Dualsport Chic

    Dualsport Chic Long timer

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    Thanks Rusty - NDR will be there - we've got a contingent of 45 signed up thus far to attend the BBA - so glad it's back!

    Thanks for all BTR does to make this event happen.
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  3. wiseblood

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  4. rudyunknown

    rudyunknown Been here awhile

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    It would be great to ride the berkshire again....hopefully the stars align and my wife agrees to two days camping :)
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  5. TT72

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    Mark on calendar already great event I am in


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  6. flei

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  7. Looksgoodinblack

    Looksgoodinblack Long timer

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    Thank you for bringing it back! Team Looksgoodinanycolor will be there.

    If you need any volunteer work just let me know.
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  8. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    thanks we will keep you in mind
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  9. ADVwanaB

    ADVwanaB BOLD NEW AVATAR

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    I just need to say,,,, LooksGoodInRed, is far better looking in black, than Looksgoodinblack!
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  10. wiseblood

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  11. Racer111v

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    It's on he calendar, and I'm already needing to make choices.
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  12. GHO100

    GHO100 Crazy George

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    Are Mitas e10s on my r1200gs gonna be a good choice for this weekend?
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  13. Cattledog1969

    Cattledog1969 Been here awhile

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    This is a good event.
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  14. Looksgoodinblack

    Looksgoodinblack Long timer

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    Excellent choice
    see you there
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  15. fuzzygalore

    fuzzygalore Wonder Woman

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    Hey! I know that girlie hand in the pic :ricky

    Yay! I'm so happy that you're hosting the BBA again. Love it!:clap
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  16. crudmop

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    Awesome! Always a great ride with a great group.
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  17. dualsport50

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    So glad this event is back. Great area for such an event. Can anyone tell me if they are staying with the route sheet format ?
    Count me in !
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  18. braunj

    braunj MondayMotoMadness

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    The Utah D/S contingent is thinking really hard about this. It's probably about time that I got back there so I could be amused by what you flatlanders think of as "mountains". :hmmmmm
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  19. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    we can remind you what real mud is.:D

    still keeping you in mind for when/if the club makes more shirts
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  20. NJDualsporter

    NJDualsporter Been here awhile

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    Definitely interested in doing this ride, just a couple questions. Do you have to camp or is there lodging within a reasonable distance from the start?
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