Berkshire Trail Riders Association

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2020 Berkshire Big Adventure and Triple B Weekend
September 19-20, 2020

Welcome to the 2020:
Triple B Turkey Run
Triple B Dual Sport Ride

BBA Explorer Ride
BBA Traditional Ride BBA Dual Sport Ride

Follow the BBA/BBB thread on ADVRider.com for the latest updates and questions/answers

Berkshire Triple B Dual Sport Ride Saturday September 19
Berkshire Triple B – Sunday September 20, 2020
Berkshire Big Adventure – Saturday and Sunday September 19-20, 2020
Berkshire Dual Sport Ride – Sunday September 20, 2020

Bike and Rider Requirements
All bikes must be plated, insured have working head light and tail light
All riders must have a valid motorcycle license
Massachusetts residents require Mass OHV registration
Triple B riders require roll chart holders
BBA rides require GPS and are NOT roll chart rides

Riders Meetings 8:15
Last Rider Out 9:45

Start Location
82 Fritz Rd., Colebrook, CT

Gates Open Friday September 18 3:00PM, 2020

Electronic Registration ONLY – AMA Waiver must be completed to register

Approach is a quiet residential neighborhood, so please go slow, smile and wave to locals, and stay off the pipe. 

Berkshire Triple B Ride Summaries

Berkshire Triple B Dual Sport Roll Chart Ride – Saturday Only
This is a traditional arrowed and swept Dual Sport ride navigated via a roll chart. It is designed to be easier than the BBB Turkey Run

Berkshire Triple B Turkey Run – Sunday Only
This is the traditional Triple B we’ve all come to love, or hate…
Miles and miles of public and private single track guaranteed to make the strongest riders beg for mercy. It will be arrowed, roll charted and swept

Electronic Registration ONLY AMA Waiver must be completed to register

BBA Ride Summaries

BBA – Explorer GPX Route – Saturday and Sunday
180ish mile scenic loop with pavement and dirt roads designed for ADV Bikes and beginner dirt riders
This route may or may not have optional Hero II or harder sections

Big Bike Adventure GPX Routes (BBA) – Saturday and Sunday
The traditional BBA main route is Hero I and II unimproved dirt roads with optional III to IV Hero sections along the route
The route will be different each day

BBA Dual Sport GPX Ride – Sunday Only
A Dual Sport ride designed with Mid sized Bikes in mind
Fear not Big Bikers, GS’s and the likes should be able to complete 70+% of the ride

This route is comprised of some of the best hero section the Berkshires has to offer and is designed to have a higher completion rate than the Triple B DS Ride or other typical NETRA Dual Sport rides

The route is continuous hero sections broken up with as few slab sections as possible
There will be minimal bypass options routed as the use of GPS allows riders to find the best way around the harder sections

Team Work Makes the Dream Work
We are again providing GPX (GPS eXchange format) to participants for navigation

We encourage rider teams of four, not to exceed eight, with at least one of those riders being GPS savvy

A Note About BBA Sweep Riders
As with BBAC 2019, we have limited sweep crews to cover the 500+ miles per day, thus the emphasis on team work

Do not expect a sweep rider to show up and render assistance, that is what your team is for

Sweep riders are there to help prepared riders and bikes. They are not there to extract a bike with worn tires or poorly maintained bikes

Along with the traditional BBA route, our goal is to also challenge the most experienced riders. We’re hoping for some wet weather to really make your challenge experience memorable.

Online Registration Opens August 13, 2020
$35 Per day to ride Saturday and Sunday
$10 per person to camp/park vehicle for weekend

Depending on interest, a food truck may be on site for Saturday dinner

Food Available for Purchase
Colebrook Country Store (closes at 5PM), MJ Tuckers, Noorbrook Farm Brewery and numerous restaurants in Winstead CT.

Gas
We recommend bringing gas to the start as there is none close by
Winstead CT, 10 miles south
East Otis, 20 miles north

Camping at start

 

Follow the fun on ADV Rider here

Unfortunately we do have to address Bobriwka’s concern about loud bikes and Brapping around the property

Bobriwka was happy to offer the facility for the 2020 BBAC BUT he was concerned about the riders not respecting the driveway and the soft grassy areas. He also expressed concern with the couple of loud bikes brapping around the property. He didn’t have an issue with ripping around the arrowed trails and encourages us to take advantage of riding them.

He wanted us to require stock exhaust on all bikes
After some negotiating we settled on the following compromises

  1. We’re asking riders to use the stock or quieter exhaust if they have that option
  2. If you know or think you have a loud bike we ask that you re-pack your silencer prior to the event
  3. Ride slow and low. If your bike is loud, but we don’t hear it, we’ll never know…
  4. We did have to agree to go so far as to deny entry and ask the rider to leave the property if they do hole shots, rip up grass or driveway areas or have excessively loud bikes

We plan on using this facility for years to come and need your help to make this happen

Massachusetts Residents

If you live in Mass, you are already aware of this…

“All Riders from Massachusetts Must have their OFF HIGHWAY Vehicle Registered”. We’re planing on the hero sections traveling on trails in Mass State Forests. Mass Environmental Police will exempt out of state riders for this event, but can not for Mass residents. 

New Reg Link:  https://www.mass.gov/how-to/first-time-atv-and-snowmobile-registration
(Since all bikes need to be street registered for the event, your registration is proof taxes have been paid.)

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Berkshire Trail Riders Association
PO Box 601
Winsted, CT 06098

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We want as many feet on the trails as possible to clear blow downs, create drainage, repair water bars and remove pesky face slappers.
SEE YOU THERE

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