Fort To Fort Group Bike Ride

This is a popular ride for our group.  The base ride is 16 miles, but if it’s a nice day, some of the riders like to continue on to add a few miles, and we did that.

We started with 12 riders but on the third head count, we had 10.  The two missing were new to the ride and we had made multiple turns during this narrated ride through the historic district of Fairhaven. I was about to turn back, but those who knew the lost couple, assured me that they would be OK because one was a long time, avid rider.  My sincere apologies to both.

I’ll be on the road with the band for two months making this the last ride I’ll be leading this year. There will be videos of our travels, and there will surely be a few bike adventures during our adventures.

We had some great turnouts for many and there were a couple of group rides I did solo. Till next year.

Healthy days.

2018 Fort to Fort Group Ride from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

 

Fort To Fort Bike Ride

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Sunday August 5th

Meet at Staples in Fairhaven at 8:45 for a 9 AM start.

This is a popular flat 17 mile ride, mostly on bike paths, around the peninsula of New Bedford into Fort Rodman/Fort Taber.  The return takes us over the elevated bike way on the east side of the peninsula and continues to the middle of the harbor on the New Bedford Side.

We continue over the bridge into Fairhaven to visit Fort Phoenix and ride  again to the center of the harbor on the Fairhaven side.  Two miles back to Staples and we are done.

ROUTE MAP

CLICK HERE for directions to Staples

Full Buck Moon Bike Ride

Seven of our group showed up in Warren RI.  Three of us rode the 10 miles from East Providence, RI. The other four drove to the path in Warren. While talking about our full moon ride, three people we have seen on the East Bay Bike Path struck up a conversation that led to them doing the ride with us.

We stopped in Colt State Park in Bristol, RI to view the sunset. The clouds rolled in just in time to block the view.  We rode to the east side of the peninsula to see the moon rise.  No luck on that either.  The clouds cleared about an hour after the viewings had past.  But we were riding. Night riding. On a warm summer night, instinctively practicing my favorite yoga practice of lifting the corners of our mouths.  (smiling)

Two left the ride as we biked past the parking lot in Warren. The rest of us continued ten miles to Providence. We took a break on the India Point Park bridge for some photos, videos and a couple broke out their “nutrition” bars.

It was warm, muggy and dark for the return ride.  My group of three only had a little over a mile to East Providence.  The others had a ten mile ride back to Warren.  At  10:30 no less.  P.M.

2018 July Full Buck Moon Ride from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

 

Rides This Week

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Full Buck Moon Ride on Friday Night.  July 27.

Wednesday.

Buzzards Bay Wednesday Night Ride.

5:45 PM.   Leave Staples in Fairhaven

6:00 PM   Leave the YMCA in New Bedford.

The Ride.   27 miles From Fairhaven to South Dartmouth and Padanaram Village.

CLICK HERE for the downloadable GPS


Thursday Night Ride

26 Jul

Don & Louise Paiva

81 Harris St., Riverside , RI H 401-433-3463

Bring your own chair and adult beverage of choice when ride is hosted at a host’s home. 

Rides start:  6:00 p.m. unless changed by the ride host.

Note when rides end with a meal supplied by the host the recommended donation to cover the host’s cost is $6 per person.

If you would like to host a ride, call John Nery: (h)401-624-4576 or E-mail: wa1eso@juno.com  


Friday

Full Buck Moon.
There will be a Sunset/Moonlight ride on the East Bay Bike Path on Friday 7/27/18.
Date: Friday 7/27/18.
Location:  EBBP off Rt 103 near Del’s Lemonade.  65 Child St, Warren, RI
Time:
Arrive: 7:15PM
Departure: 7:30PM promptly
Sunset: 8:08PM
Moon rise:  8:10PM
Distance is flexible.
As the moon rise is immediately after sunset it should be a perfect night for moonlight riding.
Rain cancels the ride.
We will ride to Bristol to enjoy the sunset in Colt’s State Park.  We will then return to the parking lot.  That’s around 8-10 miles.  Those who wish to will continue toward Providence till we decide to turn around.
Turn around point will probably be India Point Park unless we decide to turn around sooner (or later).
That’s around 30 or 32 miles round trip.
Other routes are also possible.
Bikes should have adequate lighting.
If you have a second headlight as a backup that might come in handy if the first one goes out.
Bring water, snacks, cameras and anything else you might want or need.
Helmets are highly recommended.
Take note that it is cooler after sunset and dress accordingly.

 

Saturday Morning Group Ride

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Today’s route took us from Fairhaven to Marion MA.  Just over 30 miles of flat, bike friendly back roads.

Marion is a wonderful alternative to living on Cape Cod.  You can see the Cape from most homes, and that’s more than good enough for the locals.

Our ride took us past Tabor Academy , the Converse estate. (yes that Converse), through the beautiful center of town with it’s old New England charm as well as the beaches and the harbor of town.  It is well worth the 13 mile ride on the back roads of Mattapoisett and Rochester.

Saturday Morning Bike Ride to Marion MA. from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

 

This Week’s Rides

Wednesday night road ride.

25 ISH MILES

Leave Staples in Fairhaven at 5:45 and the YMCA in New Bedford at 6 PM

Ride at and easy pace to South Dartmouth and the Padanaram area.

This is around 25ish miles highlighting River Rd. and the Padanaram Harbor.


Thursday

Don & Lydia MacManus have arrowed a route from their home. Thursday night rides are usually in the 20 mile range.

126 Newman Avenue, Seekonk , MA  cell phone Don 508-813-1585   Lydia 508-813-3185


Saturday  CLICK Here  for the map

*****THIS IS A 30 MILE RIDE******

Ride to beautiful Marion.  Highlights are Tabor Academy,  The Beverly Yacht Club, Little Island and Spragues Cove.  If the group agrees. we can add a couple of miles and ride to Converse Point.

Meet at Staples in Fairhaven at 8:45 for a 9 AM start.

This is a road ride so dress appropriately.

There are plenty of places to get food or drinks along the route.

East Bay, Rhode Island with Bike Fall River

A bunch of us rode the East Bay through the towns of Warren, Barrington, Bristol and Riverside R.I. on Saturday.

The ride is set up to accommodate both the novice and the not novice bikers. We start in Warren and do a meandering ride to Bristol along the East Bay. It’s a 10 mile round trip done at an easy pace. Back in Warren, the novice, or those short of time, pack up and the rest of head to Riverside at a decent speed.

One of our riders suggested we ride to a railroad station that has been converted into a cafe. He had a doughnut in mind. A home made cake doughnut, slathered in maple and topped with bacon.

On the return ride, he had to stop and rest because the sugar and empty calories kicked in really hard. I had learned a long time ago not to eat like that if there were miles to go. In this case, around eight. It’s all in the video.

At the beginning of the video, everyone froze like I was taking a still. I reminded them that this was a video and to do something. They did nothing so I said, “just go blah blah blaa or something”.

 

East Bay with Fall River Bike from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

 

Rides This Weekend

Friday

New Bedford Summer Series Music on Pier 3.   It’s free.

I will be leaving Staples in Fairhaven at 5:45 for the three mile ride to the pier. The act is “Flight of Fire” who are booked as an “energetic rock band”.

There are food and beer vendors on site, but in the past I have brought my own beer.
It’s an easy ride back to Staples allowing anyone to stay or leave at their own time table.


Saturday

This ride is perfect for all class of riders – beginners and experienced!!

When:          Saturday—- Meetup at 8:15am – Ride will start 8:45am promptly

Where:         East Bay Bike Path – Take Route 103 through Somerset to Warren – after the Dels Lemonade take immediate left and park on the left.

Set your GPS to 65 Child St. in Warren R.I.

Ride:      We will be riding the East Bay Bike Path – since this is a mixed ride and it is on a path a person can choose their own distance. The entire ride should be approximately 26 miles.

Helmets are highly recommended – water is a must – snacks and a camera for the scenery – Hope to see you there.