Berkshires Fall Foliage Weekend - Recap

Friday, October 15, 2021 - Recap

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Join OC Travel on a Berkshires Weekend Trip

3 days, up to 160 miles

Friday, October 15, 2021

9:00AM

Come check out peak color on the first ever Fall Foliage Weekend in The Berkshires.  On Friday, we'll take the train from Grand Central to Wassaic, and following a picnic lunch in Millerton, we'll ride to Great Barrington in the heart of the Berkshires. 

 

Great Barrington is a charming home base with excellent options for dinner and sightseeing.  We'll explore other towns in the area as well, like Stockbridge, Lenox, Alford and Sheffield.  On Saturday, choose between two different routes (40 or 60 miles), both with plenty of leaf peeping and country vistas.  Sunday, after a leisurely brunch, we'll ride back to Wassaic for the trip home.

 

Rooms are available to us  at the Holiday Inn in Great Barrington at the discounted rate of $199/night for 2 nights.  Each room has 2 queen beds (double up and save).  This discounted rate is only valid for bookings until August 31st.  RSVP now to receive the discounted booking link.

 

RSVP fee covers Bag Transport to and from the hotel, lunch on Friday and limited vehicle support throughout the weekend.

 

This ride starts and ends at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.  

Ride Details

Distance 3 days, up to 160 miles
Start Location Grand Central Terminal
Date Friday, October 15, 2021
Meet Time 9:00AM
Start Time 9:15AM
Level All Levels
Speed all speeds
Rider Limit
22 (Ride Full)
Ride Organizer David G.

Price

Category 2021 Season Members Network Members
Cost $30 $35

Riders

David G.

Graham W.

Christian T.

Samuel L.

Larry K.

Christopher M.

Eric B.

John N.

Chris G.

Kurt W.

J B

Jeremiah B.

Andrew H.

Sharif M.

Nicholas R.

Anuj G.

David D.

Richard B.

Carson C.

A A

Alexander A.

J S

James S.

D G

Doni G.

Alex L.




Comments:


Anuj G.

July 28, 2021


Is the rate $100 per night per person? So the room is $200 per night?

Graham W.

July 28, 2021


Hi Anuj - I understand thru David G. the deal is $199 for the room for BOTH nights and each room has 2 beds so they are easy to split. (or not).  The hotel gave us a special link to use for booking.  The link will be sent by email to all registered riders in the next day or two.  

 

Anuj G.

July 28, 2021


I just called them and outcycling rate is $199 plus tax per night for the room. Total is $444.56 per room for both nights.

Graham W.

July 28, 2021


shoot.  I wonder now if there has been a misunderstanding.  I will let David G. advise when he can. 

David G.

July 28, 2021


Let me get back to the person I booked with and see if I can resolve the issue. 

M N

Mark N.

July 28, 2021


I've had an accident recently which has compounded previous injuries. I need to take a break from cycling for a little while so I think I should bow out of this trip now especially as it's showing the ride is full. Can you help me take down my RSVP? It's not letting me do that. So bummed out.  

Graham W.

July 28, 2021


Ok Mark we took care of this. Speedy Recovery!

Jonathan S.

August 2, 2021


If a space frees up, I'd be happy to join.  Jonathan

Nicholas R.

August 30, 2021


I'm interested in joining if any spots open up. TIA! 

A A

Alexander A.

August 31, 2021


FYI, I made my reservation today (I am a procrastinator!), and the best rate that was offered by the link was $281 per night. I assume it's just because they have very few rooms, but it could also have been that I missed something.

Jonathan S.

September 1, 2021


I made a Holiday Inn reservation for $222/night including tax, which I now need to cancel.  If you'd like to take over the reservation from me, please provide me with your phone number and I'll get in touch.  Jonathan

Alex L.

September 2, 2021


^ responding to above - Hi Jonathan (or anyone else!) would definitely be interested in taking your or any open spots... my number is 201-888-7405, thanks so much!

Kurt W.

October 4, 2021


I actually won't be taking the train up with you all (I live in Hudson), so I'll drop off my luggage at the hotel in Great Barrington then ride down to meet you for lunch in Millerton. Any idea where in Millerton we should meet?

David G.

October 4, 2021


Kurt, we will meet for lunch at Veteran's Park at the corner of Main Street and Duchess Avenue in the middle of downtown Millerton. Those taking the train will probably start arriving around 1pm or maybe a bit before.  It's around 30 miles from the hotel to the park. You might also think about parking your car at the Wassaic station for the weekend and doing the whole route with those arriving on the 12:16pm train, and then picking up your car there at the end of the weekend, though it might be nice to have a car in Great Barrington for the weekend.  

Cesar C.

October 5, 2021


I would like to attend this event , what I have to do ? Please advice ... thanks 

Dan S.

October 5, 2021


Hi Cesar, thanks for your interest, however, the ride is full and we can't accommodate any more people. If anyone drops out we will let you know. 

John N.

October 7, 2021


Greetings John (& Jeremiah) here. Thanks so much for organizing, really looking forward to the trip!

 

We have a wedding Friday evening, hope to drive up to Barrington Friday night or early Saturday AM.

 

What's the Saturday-Sunday itinerary? (Assuming we'll have to retrieve the car from GB on Sunday) And what's the best way to coordinate? (At worst we can coordinate thru friends Sasha, Doni & Carson.)

 

Thanks in advance, looking forward!

Sharif M.

October 8, 2021


Hi. Did not realize there was a zoom session booked for Monday night - I have plans for this weekend and likely cannot make the call. Will this meeting be recorded? Thanks

Sharif M

David G.

October 9, 2021


The zoom call to go over routes, etc. will be Monday at 6:30pm. We will try to record the session for those who can't make it. 

Christian T.

October 14, 2021


FYI: I am planning to board the train at the Harlem 125th station at 10.01am. Let me know if anyone else is planning to do that.

Nicholas R.

October 14, 2021


I'm also departing from 125th. 

Graham W.

October 16, 2021


Hello Berkshires trip riders. Hope everyone had good rides today. To confirm Dan and I will be at the Hotel from 9 - 10am tomorrow to collect bags for the 4:15pm train back to Manhattan.

 

In addition if you would like to shoot for the earlier train at 2:15pm, please check with Andrew H  or Richard B. as I understand they are organizing bag transport for that train as well.

 

THANK YOU ALL for making this an awesome trip so far - Ride Safe tomorrow!

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Ride Reviews

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5.0 out of 5 stars

Kurt W.

Great meeting everyone today on our first day of riding... Sorry I missed dinner. Any idea what time we're rolling out tomorrow? Still 9am?

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A - Speed Freak - Fast paceline ride

B - Steady Eddy - Moderately paced ride

C - Easy Rider - Gentle paced ride

The 'Ride Speed' indicates the target cruising speed on flat roads.