Berkshire Trail Riders Association

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2024 Berkshire Big Adventure
May 18-19, 2024
Best of the Berks Dual Sport Ride
Sunday May 19, 2024

Registration is now OPEN

NEW for 2024 Moto Unicorns*

Girls Supporting Girls

Calling all Gal Pals!!
The Moto Unicorns is a three day, female supported ride and informal training event

Thursday 5/16: arrive 5:00PM (+1’s are welcome). Relax over a Pot Luck dinner getting to know your Unicorn compatriots

Friday 5/17: Spend the morning training and practicing drills on property lead by fellow Unicorns. After lunch, enjoy a guided ride on some of the BBA sections

Saturday 5/18: Enjoy the day as a group, or mixed within the BBA masses. Back at camp is a first come first served complimentary chair massage

Sunday 5/19: A 1/2 day guided ride to  local coffee shop for some tasty treats and tall tails

*Moto Unicorn, a mythical, hard to find, dirt riding female

 

Email Erin for more information

Norbrook Farms Local Brewed Beer sold on-site Friday and Saturday

 Adventure and Dual Sport Rides

2 Day-Berkshire Big Adventure (BBA)5/18-5/19, 2024

3 Day-Moto Unicorn Adventure Ride and Training 5/17-5/19, 2024

One Day-Best of the Berks Dual Sport Ride Sunday 5/19, 2024

Start Location 85 Fritz Rd Colebrook CT Camping and food located at start

Online Registration Opens March 10, 2024

$75 Per day ($90 after midnight 5/15)
Registration closes 9:00AM 5/19/2024

Included with Registration
Friday night Bar-B-Que
Saturday night dinner
Saturday & Sunday breakfast

Saturday afternoon/evening free 10 minute chair or table Massage by Gayle Campbell Torto, LMT

Parking and camping
Hot showers
Bonfire Friday and Saturday nights
Use of all on property trails

 

Follow the 2024 BBA thread on ADVRider.com for the latest updates and questions/answers

Braaptastic.com will be here all weekend with a selection of tires for small to ADV bikes. Paul will have Rabaconda Tire Changers to demo and sell.
If you want a specific tire, email Paul at sales@braaptastic.com

We are proud to announce Live a Little Vans as an attending sponsor. They will have an off the grid, Moto Conversion van, on site all weekend. Stop by, say hi and see some of their amazing work

  

Camping and dinner is at start location

 

Gates Open Friday May 18 1:00PM, 2024
Come early and ride on property trails
Sign-in at dining hall
Friday and Saturday 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Saturday and Sunday 7:00AM to 9:15AM
Camp in the field

Or purchase a bed in the Log house or Yellow house by following this link

Limited large RV parking without hookups

Bike and Rider Requirements

All bikes must be plated, insured and have a working head light and tail light
All riders must have a valid motorcycle license
Massachusetts residents require Mass OHV registration
Fresh Knobby tires for BBA and Dual Sport Ride

Riders Meetings 8:15
Last Rider Out 9:45

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

 

BBA Ride Summaries

Berkshire Big Adventure(BBA) – Saturday and Sunday (150+ miles/day) The main BBA route is the same level as past Explorer Routes
For 2024, we are going back to our roots. In honor of the 10th anniversary of Vince’s passing, we will be using a couple of his last rides for the BBA routes. The main route will NOT HAVE ANY hero sections. But typical to Vince’s idea of a fun ride, there will be optional hero sections from mild to wild.

Best of the Berks Dual Sport Ride – Sunday Only GPX – No Roll Charts
The Best of the Berks is a stout Dual Sport ride that will challenge all riders. For 2024, we are adding more Turkey Run trails for those looking to increase the pain.

What to Expect
*A wide variety of technical challenges from mild to wild
*To be picking your bike up, at least once
*GPS routed rides with optional hero sections
*A warm dining hall to socialize and relax in
*To seriously regret not putting on a fresh set of knobby
*I mean seriously regret not doing it

Team Work Makes the Dream Work

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
We have limited sweeper riders to cover the 500+ miles per day, thus the emphasis on team work

Online Registration Opens March 10, 2024
$75 Per day ($90 after midnight 5/17)
Registration closes 9:00AM 5/19/2024

Included with Registration
Friday night Bar-B-Que
Saturday night dinner
Breakfast both days
Saturday afternoon/evening free 10 minute chair or table Massage by Gayle Campbell Torto, LMT
Hot showers
Parking and camping
Bonfire Friday and Saturday nights
Use of all on property trails

 

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

Gas Nearby
We recommend bringing gas to the start as closest gas is 10 miles away
Winstead CT, 10 miles south
East Otis, 20 miles north

 

Bobriwka Code of Conduct
 Riders are required to use stock or quieter exhaust
  • If you know or think you have a loud bike, re-pack your silencer prior to the event
  • Ride slowly within the main camp area (Camp trails are fair game for brapping)
  • Fast, loud or aggressive riding in and around camp will not be tolerated
  • Damaging meadows or camp roads will not be tolerated
 

Massachusetts Residents

“All Riders from Massachusetts Must have their OFF HIGHWAY Vehicle Registered”. Some hero sections trave on trails in Mass State Forests. Mass Environmental Police exempt out of state riders, but not Mass residents for this event. 

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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