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Dighton Trails Committee Public Informational Forum
 
What:
Open to all Dighton Town Residents and surrounding communities, the forum will provide updates on local activities in Dighton, Taunton, and Somerset as these communities work towards fulfilling the Taunton River Trail vision. The Taunton River Trail, a vision originally birthed by the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD), is a planned 22 mile multimodal pathway with a goal to connect regional communities via walking and biking trails as well as boating.
 
Currently on the agenda is Nancy Durfee, the town planner from the town of Somerset, Jeff Carvalho from the Dighton Trails Committee, Phil Duarte from the Taunton Pathways Committee, SRPEDD, and keynote speaker Craig Della Penna.
 
Craig is a longtime rails-to-trails advocate who has been instrumental in trail development all over the northeast. Craig has given over 1,200 lectures in 21 states on this subject and will give a high-energy presentation on the history of the rails-to-trails movement.
 
Where:
Dighton Old Town Hall,
1111 Somerset Avenue
Dighton, MA 02715
 
When:
Thursday April 16th 2020 @ 7pm

Full Snow Moon Bike Ride

Feb snow moon

Feb. 9 – Sunday – Road Cycling – Sunset & Full Snow Moon Canal area –

Mainland side – Flats and hills.

 

 

Registration required.  Also please consider becoming a member of AMC

CLICK HERE for AMC info

Start time: about 2 hours prior to sunset.  Contact leader for registration, start time, etc. paulbcurrier@comcast.net

Please arrive with tires and riders pumped and ready to roll. Helmets, water, spare tube required; pump and tools would be nice. Cancellation/rescheduling sent to registered riders only.

 

We’ll ride streets from Sagamore Recreation Area (mainland side) into the Highlands with a stop at Peaked Cliff.  Return to the recreation area and along the canal to Buzzards Bay for sunset at MMA or on Three Mile Outlook. Then back along the canal for moonrise over the Sagamore Bridge or at the end of the canal service road.

Full Snow Moon – February Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.

Paul

508-833-2690

Errandonee Challenge

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Planet Fitness

It wasn’t intended, but I have gotten myself into another bike challenge. As fellow blogger Rootchopper so eloquently wrote.

Do a 12 errands over a 12-day period and you will be a hero, or something like that. And you get a prize!

The weather has been good enough to ride in New England and today I find myself half way through the challenge. I’m not officially entered but will certainly try my best to complete this easy task.

Before I leave the house, I have to feed my neighbors. When the garage door opens, the blue jays start squawking.  It’s like the dinner bell for the other birds, squirrels and any other critters in need of some winter sustenance.

Today  was a ride to the fitness center for a session with my personal trainer. After the gym, a quick trip to Marshall’s for some discount clothing.  Because I do the cooking, a daily trip to the market for fresh vegetables and produce is necessary.  The market is a mile from my home and the fitness center is an additional half mile. An easy bike ride on the local MUP.

Providence Bike Jam Friday Night Ride

Providence Bike Jam in Rhode Island has a ride on the last Friday of every month. Last night the weather was decent hovering around 37 F with no wind and an overcast sky.

Around thirty showed for this months casual spin and some cut out in Downtown Providence to attend the Bohemian Ball. Some moved on to a local brewery for food and beverage. Some of us went home at the end.

Most of us were challenged climbing the usually not so difficult hills. The winter months often depletes our fitness and many of us sound like a locomotive huffing and puffing to get to the top.

2020 January Providence Bike Jam from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

 

Friday Night PBJ Bike Ride

West end Disco pbj

DOUBLE DANCE PARTY ALERT! 👯
When we realized our friends at Conscious Club & Goodwill Steam Fire Engine Co. No. 1were throwing a big weird dance party the same night as our next #PBJ ride (1/31/20), we decided we ought to end the ride there! Our (weather-dependent) mobile dance odyssey will finish up at the #BohemianBall. Prizes will be awarded for the most outlandishly dressed… we got this, PBJ crew. Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/west-end-disco-bohemian-ball-tickets-88163420163
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NOTE: As always, PBJ is free and open to all. For those who feel more like drinkin’ and chillin’ than more dancin’, we’ll have an alternate end point at our fave Long Live Beerworks 🍻

 

Wheels up at 6:30.  Burnside Park.  Providence, RI.  (GPS search Kennedy Plaza.)