[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”739″ img_size=”400 x 300″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Training Tour Length: 1 or 2 Days
Begins: Ashfield, MA (15 mi. west from Route I-91 on Route 116)
Ends: Ashfield, MA (15 mi. west from Route I-91 on Route 116)
Where We Stay: The Inn at Norton Hill
Price: 2-Day: $975 incl. 1-night lodging, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast
Price: 1-Day: $475 (no meals or lodging included)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Increase your safety and confidence while enjoying a fun and inspiring tour through the beautiful Western Mass Berkshire Hills and Southern Vermont. This training tour, conducted by Riding in the Zone, utilizes the proven Stayin’ Safe method of real-world, real-time on-street rider training.
The tour features lightly traveled roads that wind through bucolic New England scenery. Our route includes various challenges ranging from hairpin turns to long, open sweepers that are suitable for most experience levels. Expect rolling and twisting roads with many blind turns and some rollercoaster hills.
We will meet in Ashfield, MA at the quintessentially New England Elmer’s Store. Ashfield is nestled at the base of the Berkshire Hills and is home of peaceful Ashfield Lake, Rockwellesque Ashfield Hardware and birthplace of the famous movie director Cecil B. DeMille. Between days one and two, we will stay just across the street at the newly renovated colonial-era Inn at Norton Hill. * You may choose to stay the night before on your own.
Day 1 begins with a breakfast meeting at Elmer’s Store, followed by an hour or so of closed-course drills. The rest of the day includes our training tour through the northern Berkshires of Massachusetts and the Southern Green Mountains of Vermont. During our tour we coach you on how to become a safer and more confident rider. First day mileage, not counting drills, is about 150.
In the evening, we will enjoy dinner together just down the road at the rustic Ashfield Lake House and stay at the Inn on Norton Hill.
Day 2 begins back at Elmer’s where we’ll view video footage during breakfast and discuss riding strategies. We will then ride the southern Berkshires loop where students will take turns leading and following through even more curvy rural roads while receiving feedback to help measure progress.
At about 4:00 PM and after an average of about 150 miles, the tour ends in Ashfield where we debrief over a non-alcoholic beverage before the group heads toward their respective destinations.
For more details about this offering and to book your spot, visit Riding in the Zone .[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”777″ img_size=”500 x 100″][/vc_column][/vc_row]