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

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 Sent to registered members
Date Friday, October 15, 2021
Meet Time Sent to registered members
Start Time Sent to registered members
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

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David G.

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Graham W.

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Christian T.

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John N.

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Kurt W.

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Jeremiah B.

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Andrew H.

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Sharif M.

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Comments:


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Anuj G.

July 28, 2021


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

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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.  

 

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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.

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Graham W.

July 28, 2021


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

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David G.

July 28, 2021


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

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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.  

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Graham W.

July 28, 2021


Ok Mark we took care of this. Speedy Recovery!

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Jonathan S.

August 2, 2021


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

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Nicholas R.

August 30, 2021


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

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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.

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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

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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!

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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?

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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.  

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Cesar C.

October 5, 2021


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

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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. 

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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!

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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

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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. 

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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.

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Nicholas R.

October 14, 2021


I'm also departing from 125th. 

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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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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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02

JAN

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SUN

16

JAN

Zwift n Zoom - recap
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TUE

25

JAN

iMentor Info Session - recap
Mentor a NYC High School Student - Info Session

SAT

12

FEB

TUE

01

MAR

OC Travel '22 Season Zoom Info Session - recap
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SUN

27

MAR

OC Oscar® Pool - recap
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02

APR

Old Croton Aqueduct Tour Team Event - recap
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TUE

05

APR

2022 Season Kick-off Party - recap
Welcome Back to WeWork

SAT

09

APR

SAT

16

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SAT

16

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SAT

16

APR

STS 1 – Rockland Lake (or Blauvelt ⛰) + Nyack - recap
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WED

20

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FRI

22

APR

Beach Ride Team Ride
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SAT

23

APR

STS2 - Larchmont & Scarsdale (with Rye ext. option) - recap
61 miles (or 31 🚆, 49 🚇 miles) / 77 miles (or 48 🚆, 67 🚇 miles)

SAT

23

APR

Harbor Ring Ride - recap
app. 35 or 60 miles

SAT

23

APR

SAT

23

APR

STS2 – Larchmont & The Bronx - recap
42 miles (or 32+ 🚇 miles)

SAT

23

APR

STS2– Larchmont & Throgs Neck - recap
47 miles (or 33+ 🚇 miles)

SAT

30

APR

STS3 – Rockland Lake & Saddle River - recap
83 miles (or 30, 60 🚆 miles)

SAT

30

APR

GrNY SGS1 - Nyack & The OCA Team Ride - recap
30 to 65 miles

SAT

30

APR

SAT

30

APR

STS3 – Rockland Lake & Nyack - recap
54 miles (41 🚆 miles)

SAT

30

APR

STS3 – Saddle River - recap
64 miles (or 25 🚆, 41 🚆 miles)

SUN

01

MAY

Five Boro Bike Tour - recap
40 miles

WED

04

MAY

Volunteer Outreach Dinner - recap
Volunteers make it happen!

THU

05

MAY

MORNING LOOPS - recap
2 -3x around

SUN

08

MAY

GrNY SGS2 - Cold Spring Team Ride - recap
33 - 60 miles

SUN

08

MAY

STS4 – Saddle River Pathway - recap
42 miles (or 25 🚆 miles)

SUN

08

MAY

STS4 – Saddle River - recap
59 miles (or 35 🚆, 51 ⛰, 52, 75 ⛰ miles)

SAT

14

MAY

GrNY SGS3 - Katonah / Westchester Gravel Team Ride - recap
39-65 miles

SAT

14

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Purchase - recap
49 miles (or 12-23 🚆)

SAT

14

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Armonk - recap
61 miles (or 58 🚇 miles)

TUE

17

MAY

Cycle for the Cause Info Session - recap
Cycle for the Cause Info Session

SAT

21

MAY

STS6 – Chappaqua & Tarrytown - recap
61 miles (or 51, 66 ⛰, 70 miles)

SAT

21

MAY

GrNY SGS4 - Harlem Valley Team Ride - recap
46 - 65 miles (or more)

SAT

21

MAY

STS6 - Just the Picnic - recap
Join us for a picnic even if you're unable to join us for the ride!

SAT

04

JUN

Beautiful Weather & Some Beer! - recap
55 miles (or more)

SAT

11

JUN

STS7 – Oyster Bay & Locust Valley - recap
50 or 61 miles (or 27 🚆, 36 🚆, 48 🚆, 58 miles)

SAT

18

JUN

Overnight Pride Ride - recap
75 - 150 Miles

SUN

19

JUN

OC Pride Ride 2022 presented by Colavita - recap
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SUN

19

JUN

OutCycling Fearless Flyers 2022 Graduation - recap
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SUN

26

JUN

SAT

09

JUL

Bike TOUR of the Old Croton Aqueduct - recap
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SUN

10

JUL

Nyack Twirlin
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SAT

16

JUL

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SAT

23

JUL

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FRI

26

AUG

SAT

10

SEP

Golden's Bridge Gravel Loop Team Ride - recap
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THU

15

SEP

Cycle for the Cause 2022 - recap
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SAT

17

SEP

Market Diner Delight... - recap
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SUN

18

SEP

Bronx River Parkway Bicycle Sundays - recap
43 miles (or 33 miles w/ subway from the N. Bx.)

SAT

24

SEP

Classic Nyack! - recap
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SAT

24

SEP

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SAT

08

OCT

Hudson River 2-way - recap
app 50 miles

SUN

09

OCT

End of Series Party - recap
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FRI

14

OCT

Berkshires Fall Foliage Weekend
3 days, up to 145 miles - cancelled

SUN

23

OCT

Tour De Bronx - recap
25 miles

SUN

30

OCT

Brooklyn Perimeter Fall Ride - recap
~45 miles

SUN

30

OCT

Westchester Fall Foliage Ride - recap
24, 49 (or more)

SAT

05

NOV

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30 miles

SAT

05

NOV

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48 miles (or less, or more…)

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06

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17

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03

DEC

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10

DEC

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14

JAN

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18

JAN

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FEB

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12

FEB

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16.75 miles

THU

16

FEB

OC Travel - Info Session
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SAT

18

FEB

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app. 21 miles

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08

APR

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15

APR

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23

APR

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50 miles (many 🚇 options along the way)

SAT

29

APR

STS3 – Saddle River and Westville
62 miles (or 25 🚆, 41 🚆 miles)

SAT

06

MAY

SAT

13

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla, Armonk, and Bedford
89 miles (or 75, 61 or 12-23, 43 🚆)

SAT

20

MAY

STS6 – Chappaqua & Tarrytown
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SAT

20

MAY

STS6 - Just the Picnic
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SAT

03

JUN

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61 miles (or 50 miles or 27 🚆, 36 🚆, 48 🚆)

THU

03

AUG

SUN

03

SEP

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RIDE LEVEL KEY

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.