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About Our Tours

The goal of this our tours is to celebrate cycling in Massachusetts and to have fun. Join us for all the excitement as we explore Massachusetts, cruising through the beautiful countryside of rolling fields, majestic woods, and picturesque towns.

Cycle Massachusetts supports the community by arranging inclusive community bike rides, cycling events and affordable European tours. We are also committed to supporting numerous cycling and urban livability organizations including MassBike, Liveable Streets Alliance and Bikes Not Bombs.


What do you think of when you go for a ride? What do you think of when looking for a tour?
We think it’s more than just going from point A to point B. We think it’s about scenic, well-marked routes through quaint New England towns, farms and forests, lakes, and rivers. We think it’s also about smelling the flowers, lingering at lunch, eating ice cream, making new friends, taking a plunge into a pond, buying fruit from a farm, watching a sunset, pedaling at your own pace, climbing a mountain if you want, recharging, rekindling and chasing a dream.

Our State Bike Tour

For 2017, Cycle Massachusetts’ State Bike Tour will travel through three states; Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire.

The ride will start and end in Greenfield Massachusetts.

  • On Saturday and Sunday there will be rides along the Connecticut River, south toward Amherst and rides west through the picturesque village of Shelburne Falls.
  • On Monday, we will head north into Vermont, passing through Brattleboro and ending in Putney, VT at Landmark College.
  • On Tuesday, there will be loop rides in Vermont
  • On Wednesday, the tour will be moving again. The route will take riders into New Hampshire. We’ll pass through Keene and across one or two covered bridges (good icon), ending in Orange, MA.
  • Thursday, there will be loop rides around Orange with an opportunity for riders to go Kayaking and Sky Diving
  • Friday, we’ll head back to Greenfield where the tour will end.

We’ll have

  • catered breakfasts and dinners daily
  • Nightly entertainment (music, movies, speakers)
  • Camp fires

What I look for in a poster

A good poster will cause people walking by to stop and move close and find out more. So a good poster must first get their attention. All posters should use vertical orientation

Key elements

Text that must include

  • Cycle Massachusetts and State Bike Tour
  • Date: Aug 5th-11th, 2017

Optional Text

  •  The Friendliest Ride in the East
  • One Ride, Three States (if you use this, make sure that the states are included MA, VT, NH)
  • Celebrating Cycling in Massachusetts

Possible images that might included (but use your imagination for others)

  • New England Villages
  • People Riding bicycles (road bikes with curved down handlebars are preferable)
  • Please don’t show images
    • that look like Boston or Cape Code since we will be in the country
    • that have steep mountains (we don’t want to scare anyone)

Sizes to be printed

  • Poster – 11×17
  • Flyer – 8.5 x 11
  • Postcards 4×6

This means that the bleed area of the image needs to be large enough to fit all of the above sizes


While the printer can accommodate the formats below, my preference is Photoshop.
Having text in a separate layer from an image also makes it possible to make adjustment for different sizes.

  • Adobe Acrobat 9 Document (*.pdf) (recommended)
  • Adobe Illustrator CS3 Artwork (*.ai) (recommended)
  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 Image (*.psd) (recommended)
  • Bitmap Image (*.bmp)
  • GIF Image (*.gif)
  • JPEG Image (*.jpg,*.jpeg)
  • 350 dpi at 100% of the final print size

Links for all templates can be found at