Sept. 10, 2017 Cardinal Ridge Pleasure Ride

Many thanks to Karla Christiansen for inviting us to ride out of her facility, Cardinal Ridge Equestrian Center in Barre MA. There was plenty of parking with access to miles of trails giving us a  choice of a short or long loop that included fields, old town roads, the Ware River Rail Trail, and single…

August 6, 2017 Lake Dennison Pleasure Ride

This is my one ride that I get inspired with food and the riders get to be guinea pigs. So far it has worked out because everyone has been very enthusiastic about the lunch. This year included club sandwiches, regular sandwiches, chicken salad, chicken salad with walnuts and cranberries, grilled vegetable gazpacho, fruit salad with…

July 30, 2017 Northfield Mountain Ride

A picture perfect weather day (no humidity) rewarded riders that made the trek to Northfield Mountain Recreational Center in north central Massachusetts on Sunday, July 30th.  Although some of the trails were closed, beautiful color-coded maps were available in the Center showing that the trails were well marked at every intersection and grades were indicated…

July 23, 2017 Trivia Ride

The theme this year was “The United States”. I figured we all live here, we should all know a little something about it. And boy oh boy did we have fantastic weather! Just like last year, there were 8 General Knowledge questions worth 1 point each. 8 T.V & Movie questions worth 2 points, and…

July 15, 2017 Goddard Park Ride

Although the weather forecast was for rain that Saturday, the skies remained just partly cloudy and held the hot temperatures at bay (pun intended).  The breezes from Greenwich Cove kept the trails cool and the bugs just about non-existent.  Twenty-seven riders participated, enjoying the scenic trails and splashing in the salt water. Brunch was prepared…

June 11, 2017 National Trails Day

This year’s June 11th BSTRA National Trails Day Fundraiser and Ride held out of Apple Knoll Farm in Millis, MA, was a very successful event and celebration of trails.  With 77 registered participants, a dozen plus volunteers and guests, including George Yered of Yered Trailers (our NTD Ride Sponsor this year), Dot Iorio — owner…

May 21, 2017 Spring Hunter Pace

This was our 20th annual Spring Hunter Pace. Going to have to get special jackets for our ride hosts that have been hosting rides spanning decades! That is impressive. So I guess mother nature knew this was a special event, because she gave us the perfect weather for a pace. Partly cloudy and cool, it…