Weekly rides of note:
Wendesday Blinky Ride – leaves 5:30 pm
Alternates between East Bay and Blackstone Bikepath’s
A proud NBW winter tradition, going back many, many years
contact Rod Breault for more details
Saturday’s – Saturday Cafe Ride
East Bay Bike Path – 9:00 AM starter – Contact John Nery for details
Varies – Casually Employed Mid Week Series
Varies – Contact Jan Harbutiak for details
December 6th and 7th
Goddard Park, Warwick, RI
This Sunday’s Ride
NBW #086 Scituate Foster Ponagansett
North Scituate – Clayville – Foster
16, 24 & 34 mile routes
Start at the town commons on Route 116 in North Scituate. This is a somewhat hilly but scenic ride that travels along winding, wooded roads. You will cross Scituate Reservoir, the start’s largest lake, and pass by it at least 3 apple orchards on the long ride (two on the short ride). The long ride loops along Route 94, winding through Foster back roads.
Two of the scenic highlights of this ride are Jerimoth Hill (off route, go left at intersection of Route 94 and 101) and the many orchards. I like this ride best during when the apple trees are blossoming, and being harversted.
We start at the North Scituate Town Commons – formerly the site of Smithville Seminary
Our first crossing of the Scituate Reservoir - supplies drinking water to 60% of RI
Once you cross the Scituate Reservoir the 2nd time,
(off route - Turn right onto Ponagansett Rd to get to the Barden Reservoir and Dam)
We ride into Foster, How many covered bridges in RI do you know?
(off route, left off Route 94 onto Central Pike around mile 13)
Trivia Question – Where on the route is this bike?
Barden Family Orchard is still open through the end of November
Our arrower reports that arrows are yellow. The first turn is a left out of the Commons onto Route 116 (West Greenville Road). The GPS address of the nearby North Scituate Public Library is 606 West Greenville Rd. We start at the town commons, which is diagonally across the street from the library
GPS Files – RideWithGps format (a no cost service)
Next Sunday’s Ride
10:00 AM Start
CAFE TOUR STARTING FROM FORT HILL SATURDAY 9AM
For directions to Fort Hill bike path access search for directions to intersection of Mercer Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway in East Providence through Google Maps or GPS. Parking is overlooking the river on the West side of the highway.
Saturday – Sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Start from Fort Adams State Park, off Harrison Ave in Newpor
t, RI. Get there by going through downtown Newport along the harbor, staying on Thames St. Turn right onto Wellington Ave and follow the signs to Fort Adams. You will go past the Ida Lewis Yacht Club. Turn Right on Harrison Ave. then Right again at the next stop to remain on Harrison Ave. Fort Adams entrance is on the right. Use the first parking lot on the left.
45 minutes from Providence
This is a new route of an old favorite, updated by Pete Rice, which is designed to keep us off busy roads and is especially suited to late fall and early spring rides. The short ride travels the famous Ocean Drive with its majestic bay and ocean views, and then continues up Bellevue Avenue past the mansions. The longer ride heads further up the island past Middletown’s farmlands and beaches.
Only the 18 and 30 mile loops will be arrowed for this ride
None of the regulars opposed riding on the Blackstone Valley Bike Path tonigh. So lets plan to start at 5:30 at the School St. parking lots in Lincoln, RI. That is about the mid point of the path and convenient to I 295.
For those arriving by way of I 295 northbound, leave the highway at exit 10 and bear right at the end of the ramp. At the second traffic light (Albion Rd) turn left and travel about 1/2 mile, crossing over the Blackstone River. The lots are on either side of the road (now it is School St.) as well as another lot just past the RR tracks on the right.
For those arriving by I 295 Southbound, leave the highway at exit 10 and bear right at the end of the ramp. At the first traffic light (Albion Rd) turn left and travel about 1/2 mile, crossing over the Blackstone River. The lots are on either side of the road (now it is School St.) as well as another lot just past the RR tracks on the right.
Hope to see a lot of riders!
CLICK HERE for the google map location