Sophia from SweedenI was on my daily walk with the dogs on the Phoenix Bike Path in Fairhaven, MA.  when I spotted a fully loaded bike. Needless to say, as a bike touring rider myself, I got excited.  The weather has been awful for most of April, so, as the rider approached I asked, “touring or training”.  The bike stopped and when the rider said “touring”, I noticed the accent.

“Your not from around here. You sound European”.

“Sweeden” she said.

Naturally, the next topic was Zlatan.  Once that was out of the way I asked about her tour.   She began in New York city a few days ago and made it to Newport R.I. before the storms hit.  She couldn’t have been stuck in a better place.  She will be riding her bike around America for the the next four months.  She doesn’t have many plans yet, and will be kind of winging it as she rides west, after a visit to Cape Cod and Boston.

If I wasn’t recovering from a bad cold I would have joined her along a safer route than she had planned.  I did however, meet here at places along the way using my car.  I got her to within 4 miles of the Bourne Bridge that crosses the Cape Cod Canal before I lost her.  I am confident she made it OK to her Warm Showers host in Sandwich, MA.

You can follow her on her American bike adventure  HERE

Saturday Morning Bike Ride

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Bike Fall River Bike Ride – Saturday – April 14, 2018 – Meetup time 8:45 AM – Ride starts 9:00 AM
East Bay Bike Path – Meet at parking lot off of 103 in Warren, take left right after the Dels Lemonade
Ride is perfect for beginners – we will have a nice casual ride – no one left behind. We made add a brief off road route that will be in an area with little traffic.
Should bring water – snack- Rain cancels ride

Ride Under the Blue Moon


Bike Ride Tonight. Ride under the Blue Moon. 100% bike path.

Date: Saturday 3/31/18. Location: EBBP off Rt 103 near Del’s Lemonade. Time: Arrive: 5:45PM
Departure: 6:00PM promptly / Sunset: 7:09PM / Moonrise: 7:26PM / Distance is flexible.

Rain, snow or extreme weather cancels the ride.

We will ride 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 22 or 23 miles round trip.

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, but not required.

Take note that it is cooler after sunset and dress accordingly.