[Berkshire Weekend] Bash Bish Shorter

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Way Points: 

Mt Everett School parking lot, Berkshire School Road, Sheffield, Ma (start)> Rt 7 south> Silver St> Cooper Hill Rd> Taconic Rd> Hammertown Rd> Rt 41 south> Salisbury> Salmon Kill Rd> Farnam Rd> Lakeville> Belgo Rd> Rt 62> Rt 63> Rt 22 north> Copake Depot> Rt 344 (climb Bash Bish)> Mt Washington, Ma> South Egremont> Sheffield Egremont Rd> Mt Everett School parking lot, Berkshire School Road, Sheffield, Ma (end)

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Gerry Wendrowski
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Region Name(s): 
The Berkshires
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Difficulty Rating: 
3 out of 5
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You don't have to be an A or upper level B rider to do this iconic Berkshire ride. Take the shorter (55 miles), somewhat easier version of this gorgeous route. Yes, there's one really steep climb, but it's short and there's no crime in walking that last part  -  you'll still get the street cred for conquering Bash Bish.

At the top of the climb, take the 15 minute round trip walk to take in the view of the beautifiul falls themselves. If you do want to see the falls,consider bringing a pair of sneakers or other footwear to change into, as the trail is tricky in road bike shoes.  

This great ride is definitely doable for strong B15 and 16s. 

Thanks John Semel for converting this route to RWGPS!

HS 5/19/2015

Rev. cw - 8/2022

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