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Below are the photos from the Buzzards Bay Coalition training ride and the Fort to Fort casual ride.

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The Watershead Photos



 

The Fort to Fort photos

Star Chasers Time Travel Pub Crawl Back to 1980

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The rains passed on, the sky cleared, and the Full Harvest Moon greeted 13 Star Chasing Time Travelers as we pub crawled back to the 1980s,  in New Bedford, MA.

A mix of young and old (well one old) star chasers.  The group has been around but unnoticed for a few years in the area.  The bike culture in New Bedford is growing and this friendly group is open to all who enjoy social bike riding.  Like them on Facebook HERE

Star Chasers Pub Crawl Sept 2019 from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

 

We Finally Have A Full Blown Bike Culture

Lots of fun bike rides in the area coming up.  All those listed are casual group rides ranging from five to fifteen miles of easy, no drop, bike riding, good for all skill and speed levels.  Just click the link to see if anything fancies you.

Date                                           Event                                                                 Rating

Thursday, Sept.  8 PM          New Bedford Star Chasers Pub Pedal.          Very easy

Friday,  Sept. 13 & 14           Newport Mansion Guided Bike Tour            Very Easy

Saturday, Sept 14                 Full Moon Ride in Newport, R.I.                      Intermediate

Friday, Sept 27                     Providence Bike Jam                                          Easy

Saturday, October 5          Bike New Bedford Pedal Party                        Very easy

Sunday, October 6           Buzzards Bay Coalition Watershed Ride         Your own pace

Night Rides

Falmouth Bikeways Committee is sponsoring a community ride.

Community Ride or Walk

With Dinner Outside at

West Falmouth Market

SEPTEMBER 11, 5:30 PM

RSVP to falmouthbikewayscomm@gmail.com

Come meet fellow cyclists, pedestrians, and roller bladers at West Falmouth Market after enjoying a late afternoon walk or ride (on your own). Purchase refreshments and enjoy conversation with your neighbors. All ages are welcome.



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Full Moon Bike Rides 2019

It’s turning to fall and we keep riding! Come and have the ultimate Newport experience. Ride with Bike Newport around Newport and end the evening at a bar for a few beverages. Bike to Beer!

Our rides meet at Bike Newport, 62 Broadway • Route: probably around the ocean loop

Saturday September 14th – Meet at 6:30pm

Sunday October 13th – Meet at 5:30pm

Tuesday Nov 12th – Meet at 4:00pm

 



Providence Bike Jam

Oh What A Night In Providence R.I.

Providence Bike Jam.  A monthly night ride through the urban streets of Providence, RI. The September ride will be a challenge to top.

An estimate turnout of 40 plus showed for this beautiful clear, warm evening at Burnside Park, downtown.  I say estimated because it was impossible to get anyone to stay still for two minutes.  It was even worse near the end of the ride when we gathered at the new $22 million dollar pedestrian bridge.  The still photographer and I were completely ignored when we tried to gather everyone for a group photo.  Two things contributed to make that happen.  It was our third party stop and when we stopped at the first two, the common sound was the distinctive “phhhhst” of beer cans being open. Second, the music was blaring and everyone was in party mode, dancing the night away. Well, some were dancing.

 

Friday Night Providence Bike Jam

Providence Bike Jam

This is one of my favorites. It’s a very casual ride through the neighborhoods of Providence, RI.  As usual, I’ll be starting and finishing at Ft. Hill in East Providence at 6:30PM. (Set GPS to 1 Mercer St. East Providence, RI).  It’s a bit under three miles from Burnside Park, downtown Providence, where the ride begins.

Providence Bike Jam July 2019 from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

Murals and Flowers and Birds

The last couple of days were spent working on photography techniques. An appointment with the oral surgeon took me by bike, to downtown New Bedford, Massachusetts. While awaiting my call, I grabbed my camera to try a couple of things on a building a couple of blocks away.  I was working at getting away from the Auto function to “Program” in order to mess around with the light settings.  Each gave a different look to the subject.

As I rode away, I spotted a mural near the home of Fredrick Douglas and that gave me the idea of the murals theme.  I began riding around the downtown area and found an area that is obviously and artist hot spot.

Many of the mural sites also had the benefit of horticultural artistry.

I was done working and decided to end the ride with an easy spin around the peninsula. When I climbed up the elevated bike path on the bay, I came across a bird feeding frenzy. It was such loud chaos that one had to stop and be mesmerized by the activity.  Hundreds of sea birds attacking the bay like children swarming to a smashed pinata.  It lasted but a few minutes, the fish moved on and the birds settled in for an after dinner relaxation session, sitting on rocks or floating on the calm bay like nothing happened.  After all the fish were gone, a lone man on a small skiff made his way to the battlefield, dropped his line and waited like he was watching a football game. Nothing happened.