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The following books, pamphlets and maps have served as references in developing the routes recommended in this report. Studying them will assist in further discussions of the routes.
Books and pamphlets
A Decade of Regional Traffic Counts, 1982-1992. 1992, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 26 Central Street, West Springfield, MA 01089; $15
Cuyler, Lewis; Bike Rides in the Berkshire Hills. 1991, Berkshire House, Box 297, Stockbridge, MA 01246. ISBN 0-936399-02-3; 200 pages; $8.95
Cuyler, Lewis: Short Bike Rides in the Berkshires. 1979, Globe Pequot Press, Old Chester Road, Chester, CT 06412. ISBN 0-87106-028-0; 150 pages; $4.95
Jane, Nancy: Bicycle Touring in the Pioneer Valley. 1978, University of Massachusetts Press, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. ISBN 0-87023-248-7; 88 pages; $6.95
Cycling author Steve Lyons
Lyons, Steve: The Bicyclist's Guide to the Southern Berkshires. 1993, Freewheel Publications, Lenox, P.O. Box 2322, Lenox, MA 01240. ISBN 0-9632585-5-9; 272 pages, paperback, $14.95
Massachusetts Agricultural Fairs, 1993-1994; from Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture, Division of Fairs, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02202
Massachusetts Attractions Guide;
Massachusetts Accommodations Guide;
Massachusetts Bed and Breakfast Guide;
Massachusetts Summer Events and Whale Watch Guide
all from Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, 100 Cambridge St, 13th Floor, Boston, MA 02202; Free
May, Alex, and Nancy May: Bed, Breakfast and Bike in New England: A Cycling Guide to Country Inns. 1991, White Meadow Press, P.O. Box 56, Boonton, NJ, 07005. ISBN 0-933855-05-2; 224 pages; $12.95
Mohawk Trail Region Visitors' Guide; from the Mohawk Trail Association, P.O. Box 722, Charlemont, MA 01339; Free
Morse, Robert S.: 25 Mountain Bike Tours in Massachusetts. 1991, Backcountry Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 175, Woodstock, VT 05091. ISBN 0-88150-191-3; 192 pages, $9.95
Stone, Howard: Short Bike Rides in Greater Boston and Central Massachusetts. 1982, Globe Pequot Press, Old Chester Road, Chester, CT 06412. ISBN 0-87106-965-2; $8.95
Thomas, Paul: The Best Bike Rides in New England, 2nd Edition. 1993, Globe Pequot Press, P.O. Box 833, Old Saybrook, CT 06475. ISBN 1-56440-147-2. 264 pages; $12.95
Tobey, Eric and Richard Wolkenberg: Northeast Bicycle Tours: 130 Tours in New York and New England. 1973, Tobey Publishing Co., Inc., Box 428, New Canaan, CT 06840.
All of the maps listed below were used in the preparation of this report except for the Rubel maps, which are more recent. Some of the routes on the Rubel maps were based on the research conducted for this report.
Berkshire County, Massachusetts Map. 1989, Jimapco, Inc., Box 1127, Clifton Park NY, 12065, $2.95.
Bicycle Touring Map of Vermont. 1980, Green Mountain Holidays, Inc., 133 Strongs Avenue, Rutland, VT 05701. Free. May be out of print.
Central Massachusetts Bicycle Map -- 1998 (1st edition). Rubel Bikemaps.
Connecticut Bicycle Map. 198?, Connecticut Department of Transportation, P.O. Drawer A, Wethersfield, CT 06109. Out of print, but a new edition has been published in 1993.
Massachusetts Bicycle Map. 1986, Massachusetts Department of Public Works, Boston. Out of print.
New Hampshire Bicycle Map. 1982, New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, Concord, New Hampshire. Free. May be out of print.
New York Bicycle Touring Guide. William N. Hoffman, 624 Candlewyck Road, #1M, Lancaster, PA 17601-2852. ISBN 0-9612050-1-6. $9.95 + $1.50 shipping and handling.
Pioneer Valley Bicycling Guide. 1983, Lower Pioneer Valley Regional Planning Commission, 26 Central Street, West Springfield, MA 01089. Out of print.
U. S. Geological Survey 1:25,000 scale maps. U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, 22092. Approximately $3.50 per 7.5 x 15 minute quadrangle. Various dates.
Western Massachusetts Bicycle Map -- 1997 (1st edition). Rubel Bikemaps.
Western Massachusetts Road Map. 1993, Jimapco, Inc., Box 1127, Clifton Park NY, 12065, $3.50