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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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?

RIDES AND EVENTS CALENDAR

SAT

02

JAN

50º Ride To The Croton Reservoir Team Ride - recap
62 miles (or 23, 40 w/ 🚆)

SUN

10

JAN

River Road Ride Team Ride - recap
25 miles

WED

20

JAN

INFO SESSION - Group Nutrition Coaching! - recap
Peak Performance Doesn't Happen By Magic!

THU

04

FEB

Central Park Laps Team Ride - recap
6, 12, 18, 24 miles

WED

03

MAR

Round the Bronx Team Ride - recap
35 miles

SAT

20

MAR

Brooklyn-Queens Greenway Ride Team Ride - recap
36 miles (or 50+)

SUN

21

MAR

SAT

27

MAR

Early Season - 9W Out and Back! - recap
20 - 30 miles

SUN

04

APR

Spring Ride - recap
40 +/-

WED

14

APR

OC Travel Club Zoom - recap
Cycling Travel and Tours

SAT

17

APR

TUE

20

APR

Nutrition for Cycling! - recap
Fuel your ride!

SAT

24

APR

STS2 - Larchmont & Scarsdale - recap
61 miles (or 31 🚆, 49 🚇 miles)

SAT

24

APR

SAT

01

MAY

STS3 – Multi-Surface – Rockland Lake, Hudson River Greenway - recap
64 miles (or 57, 48+ 🚆 miles)

SAT

01

MAY

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

SAT

01

MAY

THU

06

MAY

OC Travel Team Happy Hour and Bag Drop Team Event - recap
Happy Hour and Hudson Valley Tour Kick-off

FRI

07

MAY

HVBT Single Supplement - recap
Single Room for 2 nights

FRI

07

MAY

Hudson Valley Bike Tour - recap
app. 100 miles over 3 days

SUN

09

MAY

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

SUN

09

MAY

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

SAT

15

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Purchase - recap
56 miles (or 12-23 🚆, 45 🚇 miles)

SAT

15

MAY

STS5 – Multi-Surface – Bronx River Trail & Dirt Roads - recap
59 🚆 miles (or 55 🚆 miles)

SAT

15

MAY

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

SAT

15

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Bedford - recap
83 miles (or 64 🚇, 74 🚇, 77 miles)

SAT

15

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Pound Ridge - recap
106 miles (or 42🚆, 67🚆, 71🚆, 76🚆, 98 🚇 miles)

SAT

22

MAY

STS6 – Tarrytown - recap
51 miles

SAT

22

MAY

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

SAT

22

MAY

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

SAT

29

MAY

THU

03

JUN

Winter 2022 - Tucson Cycling House - Info Session - recap
5 Days of cycling and good times!

FRI

04

JUN

Pride Ride Kickoff Happy Hour - recap
Pride Ride Kickoff Happy Hour

SAT

05

JUN

STS7 – Oyster Bay (NEW!) - recap
50 miles (or 24 🚆, 31 🚆, 38 🚆, 45 🚆 miles)

SAT

05

JUN

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

SAT

12

JUN

Pride Ride Challenge - recap
175 miles

SUN

13

JUN

OC Pride Ride 2021 presented by Colavita - recap
#cyclinginsolidarity

SAT

19

JUN

GrNY - The Full OCA Team Ride - recap
47 miles (or less)

SUN

20

JUN

Saddle River Pathway - recap
40 miles

SAT

26

JUN

FLAX POND BEACH
65 M - cancelled

SAT

26

JUN

THU

01

JUL

Morning Central Park loops - recap
12-18 miles

SAT

03

JUL

BABYLON TO FLAX POND
65 M - cancelled

TUE

06

JUL

Morning Central Park loops - recap
12-18 miles

THU

08

JUL

Morning Central Park loops - recap
12-18 miles

SUN

11

JUL

Nyack Twirlin - recap
58.5

THU

15

JUL

Winter 2022 - Tucson Cycling House - Info Session - recap
Arizona Winter Cycling Getaway — March 15-20, 2022

THU

15

JUL

Morning Central Park laps
12-18 miles - cancelled

TUE

20

JUL

Morning Central Park laps
12-18 miles - cancelled

THU

22

JUL

Morning Central Park laps - recap
12-18 miles

SAT

24

JUL

Cold Spring to Poughkeepsie / New Paltz Team Ride - recap
36, 54 or 64 miles

SUN

25

JUL

Orchards of Concklin Loop
70 miles - cancelled

TUE

27

JUL

Morning Central Park laps - recap
12-18 miles

SAT

31

JUL

SUN

01

AUG

GrNY: Bedford Hills to Chappaqua Team Ride - recap
35+ miles

SAT

07

AUG

Cars? What Cars? - recap
39, 69 or 88 miles (all require train)

SAT

07

AUG

Fire Island Pines Beach Day - recap
Beach and BBQ in the Fire Island Pines

SUN

22

AUG

Boring Century
102 miles - cancelled

SAT

28

AUG

TUE

31

AUG

Elmsford and Back (maybe more) Team Ride - recap
60

SAT

11

SEP

Market Diner Delight... - recap
Approximately 25 miles

SAT

18

SEP

Gravel, a dam, some beer & lots of trees Team Ride
42 miles - cancelled

SAT

18

SEP

Classic Nyack! - recap
approximately 40 miles

SAT

25

SEP

Cycle for the Cause 275 Challenge Closing Ride and Celebration - recap
Ride to Benefit The Center's HIV/AIDS programs

SAT

25

SEP

Escape Escape NY - recap
79.4 miles

SAT

25

SEP

9W Market Diner or Nyack - recap
Market Diner or Nyack Take 2

SAT

02

OCT

Hudson River 2-way - recap
app 50 miles

SUN

03

OCT

End of Series Party - recap
Time to Celebrate!

FRI

15

OCT

Berkshires Fall Foliage Weekend - recap
3 days, up to 160 miles

SUN

24

OCT

Happy Hour Celebration - recap
Happy Hour and Berkshires Trip Celebration

THU

04

NOV

The Caribbean In January - recap
Escape to the tropics when it's cold here in NYC!

THU

02

DEC

Mid-week GRAVEL ride to Croton Team Ride - recap
~38 miles

SAT

04

DEC

Holiday Party - recap
OutCycling Holiday Party

SUN

12

DEC

Zwift n Zoom - recap
20 miles

FRI

17

DEC

LGBTQ Sports Night Out - recap
TREVOR - a new musical

FRI

31

DEC

NYE Winter Ride (Prospect Park / Coney Island Easy Route) Team Ride - recap
7.5 miles (x2) ; 15 miles

SUN

02

JAN

Zwift n Zoom - recap
60 minutes

SUN

16

JAN

Zwift n Zoom - recap
virtual

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
Hear about and help plan the '22 Season

SUN

27

MAR

OC Oscar® Pool - recap
Enter and help a NYC youth start cycling!

SAT

02

APR

Old Croton Aqueduct Tour Team Event - recap
Learn more about the history of the OCA!

TUE

05

APR

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

SAT

09

APR

SAT

16

APR

SAT

16

APR

SAT

16

APR

STS 1 – Rockland Lake (or Blauvelt ⛰) + Nyack - recap
56 miles (or 47-55 ⛰ miles)

WED

20

APR

Bronx Sights & Bronx River Pathway Team Ride - recap
27 miles

FRI

22

APR

Beach Ride Team Ride
26 miles - cancelled

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
#cyclinginsolidarity

SUN

19

JUN

OutCycling Fearless Flyers 2022 Graduation - recap
Come Celebrate OutCycling Fearless Flyers 22' on their special day!

SUN

26

JUN

SAT

09

JUL

Bike TOUR of the Old Croton Aqueduct
43 miles (or 10 for NYC, paved portion)

THU

04

AUG

THU

15

SEP

Speed Freak Fast paceline ride Steady Eddy Moderate paced ride Easy Rider Gentle paced ride


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.