A*Town Rumble – The 10th Anniversary Edition – More Epic than EVER!

by admin on June 1, 2019

Rumble X – Three State Ride

When: July 13, 2019
Where: Capital District Regional Market, 381 Broadway, Menands, NY 12204
Time: 9:15 a.m.
Eligible: Scooters and motorcycles of 150cc and up
Lead: Scott Brodie
Sweep: Dan Dwyer

This will be a 116 mile, 5–6 hour ride that will traverse through parts of New York, Vermont, and Massachusetts on secondary (non-highway) roads. It will include urban, rural, and wilderness areas with some curvy roads and mountain inclines. Speed limits up to 55 mph.
Lunch will be at the Golden Eagle Restaurant at the Great Hairpin Turn on the Mohawk Trail (Rt 2) overlooking Hoosac Valley and the Berkshire Hills. We should be back at the Rumble grounds by 3 p.m.

The Route
Google map of the 3 State Ride for your gps:
https://goo.gl/maps/GPQfKNVmuce1Abbu5
Screen shot of route

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Points of Interest

• The Green Island Bridge crosses the Hudson River into Troy, NY. The 1884 steel lift bridge failed and collapsed into the Hudson River on March 15, 1977. It was replaced by the current bridge in the early 1980s.

• Troy, NY, is an old industrial center with a newly bustling downtown filled with bars, cafes,and hip eateries. We will just wiz through part of it, but it’s worth a return trip!

• Rt 7 through Pittstown and Hoosick to the border of VT. The roadway from Troy to Hoosick was a public manor road laid in 1688, pre-interstate indeed!

The Burt Henry Covered Bridge, also known as the Henry Covered Bridge or just the Henry Bridge, spans the Walloomsac River near Bennington, Vermont. A Town lattice truss bridge, originally built about 1840, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 as Bennington County’s oldest covered bridge. It was rebuilt in 1989 by the Vermont Agency of Transportation

The Silk Road Bridge was built in 1840 by Benjamin Sears, who is also credited with the construction of the Burt Henry Covered Bridge. On August 28, 2011, the Silk bridge was damaged by flood waters as a result of Hurricane Irene. The bridge was repaired and reopened.

The Bennington Battle Monument is 306 feet 4 and 1/2 inches tall and was completed and dedicated in 1891. The Monument was built to commemorate the Battle of Bennington that took place on August 16, 1777. A rebel force of New Hampshire and Massachusetts militiamen and members of the Green Mountain Boys, decisively defeated a detachment of
General John Burgoyne’s army.

The Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont encompasses more than 400,000 acres insouthwestern and central Vermont, forming the largest contiguous public land area in theState. It is characterized by striking scenery that combines rugged mountain peaks with quintessential Vermont villages. Watch for Moose Crossing signs!

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Route 2 Massachusetts/New York descends via a hairpin turn into the Hoosac Range along the Mohawk Trail. It heads west through the Taconic Trail State Park and descends into Massachusetts on a curvy road with wonderful views.

Hunger will be gripping by the time we leave the Green Mountain Forest and cross into Massachusetts. We’ll fuel up in North Adams and head east for three miles up the Mohawk Trail (Rt 2) to the Golden Eagle Restaurant at the great hairpin turn. We’ll lunch on the restaurant’s deck overlooking the valley.

Back down the mountain and east on Rt 2 will be a delightful ride through the villages and countryside of Massachusetts and over the Berkshire Mountains back into New York State.

The ride is 116 miles and will take 5- 6 hours including rest/photo stops, a fuel stop, and lunch. We will leave promptly at 9:30 a.m. from the Rumble gathering in Menands and arrive back at  +/- 3:00 p.m.

We will cruise secondary roads with speed limits up to 55 mph with some mountain ascents and mild curves. Scooters and other motorbikes of 150cc and above are welcome.

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Rumble X – East of the Hudson Ride

For those with smaller bikes (under 150cc) or people not interested in a long ride, a slower 2 Hour local ride exploring Rensselaer County may be right for you!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Tom Malkin June 2, 2019 at 2:31 am

I see some errors in the directions and map for the 2019 A Town Rumble…
The first direction is to go over the Green Island Bridge but the map shows a different route over the Troy-Menands Bridge… The Green Island Bridge is 5 miles north of the step off point of the District Market and there is no clear direction how to get to that bridge….
Also, after we eat at the Golden Eagle Restaurant the directions say we will ride East Down the mountain through Massachusetts back to Albany.. but it should say go West… not east.
Good luck, should be a great trip… hope I can make it.
Tom.

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admin June 2, 2019 at 9:42 am

Thanks for the feedback Tom – working on those corrections now

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Linda Pritchard June 3, 2019 at 8:45 pm

I would love to do the ride I am pretty sure my Honda pcx 125 would be ok what do you think?

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admin June 4, 2019 at 9:34 am

Hi Linda – for sure – one of our members has that same bike. Hope to see you there – Chuck

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