Original Article posted by the Boston Globe – https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/07/29/lifestyle/free-bike-repair-stations-new-rv-adventure-company-comfortable-face-masks/
Bike repair stations in Western Mass.
Grab your bike and head out to the Berkshires this summer, but don’t worry if something goes wrong. Alex Platt, a former BLX bike competitor and now the general manager of the Southfield Store in Western Mass., has installed The Fixit, a free self-service bike station with all the tools you need to make minor repairs, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. After fixing your bike, fuel up for your ride with homemade ice cream, a sticky bun, or the store’s renowned Sunday brunch (try the challah French toast with local apple compote or huevos rancheros). You’ll also find The Fixit repair stations in Great Barrington and Williamstown. 413-229-5050.
Visit this rural NH distillery
Take a road trip to New Hampshire for a tour of Tamworth Distilling, situated on sprawling grounds beneath Mount Whiteface in the Waterville Valley region. The distillery uses house-milled grain, White Mountain water, and herbs and botanicals from the property’s woods and garden. It also incorporates other wilderness-to-table ingredients including wheat, rye, apples, corn, and malt all harvested within a 150-mile radius, to create its unique spirits. Enjoy tastings by the river Sundays through Fridays noon to 4 p.m. or organize a private cocktail class, when staff offer a hands-on workshop and guide you through creating three unique cocktails. The distillery also hosts a Garden Infusions Cocktail Workshop Aug. 14, 6-7 p.m., and an Outdoor Cocktail Class Sept. 18, 6-7 p.m. $30 per person for classes/workshops. 603-323-7196, www.tamworthdistilling.com.ADVERTISING
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Mountain bike the Grand Canyon
Bring your family to Nevada and enjoy pedaling along the rolling terrain of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim. Escape Adventures now offers a five-day camping and mountain bike adventure that includes riding singletrack to Monument Point, hiking on backcountry trails in the canyon, pedaling across the Kaibab Plateau with its towering ponderosa pines, and tackling the Rainbow Rim Trail, considered to be one of the world’s most scenic mountain bike paths. Stay in public campgrounds with scenic views and indoor showers or in backcountry settings with portable toilets and private solar showers. Enjoy healthy homemade meals throughout the trip. Prices start at $1,195 per person through Oct. 4, which includes transportation, most meals, guides, some gear, and all permits, licenses, park fees, reservations, and accommodations. 800-596-2953, escapeadventures.com.