Blackstone River Bikeway

Lincoln/Cumberland line in R.I.
Lincoln/Cumberland line in R.I.

A Rail to Trail conversion from Lincoln to Woonsocket R.I.   Six of us met up to ride this most awesome bikeway on a warm Friday morning.

The path follows the Blackstone River wherever possible, including on the tow paths of the historic Blackstone Canal. This highly scenic bikeway crosses the river many times, offering views of waterfalls, marshes and wildlife. Many old mills line the river too, evidence of the impact of the Industrial Revolution that earned the Blackstone the title of the “hardest-working river in America.”

Besides connecting 14 cities and towns in the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, the Greenway also links with the Blackstone River and the historic Blackstone Canal to form the Riverway, a corridor within the Corridor that will ultimately offer unique opportunities for residents and visitors alike to experience history, enjoy nature and engage in a variety of recreational activities. The Blackstone River Greenway will also connect to the already completed East Bay Bike Path, allowing users to continue to Bristol (and ultimately) Newport, RI.

Click the Vimeo link at the bottom left of the video for better quality.

Blackstone Bikeway May 2015 from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

Weekend Rides

The Bristol Bagel Co.
The Bristol Bagel Co.

SATURDAY: 05-16-2015

– NBW Cafe Ride (weather permitting)

  • East Bay Bike Path – from Fort Hill to Bristol Bagel and back (27 miles)
  • Leaves Fort Hill Parking Lot at 9:00 AM
  • Contact John Nery for more details

Saturday – May 16, 2015 – Bay State Bike Week Celebration Event
9:30am Registration – 10:00am Group Rides – Sponsored by the Fairhaven Bikeway CommitteeFairhaven windmill
Meet up at Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven.
Beginner ride 8 miles
Intermediate ride 15 to 20 miles
Advanced 30 to 40 miles

Directions: Take 195 East and take exit 15, Route 18 south to Route 6 over to Fairhaven. Take a right onto Green Street and head south until you reach Fort Phoenix.

SUNDAY  05-17-2015

View the NBW page HERE

– NBW #122 Plymouth Century

  • 25, 54 & 100 Mile Rides
  • Seekonk Town Center Retail Plaza

Towns we travel through

Seekonk – Rumford – Rehobeth – Norton – Taunton – Raynham – Bridgewater
Middleborough – Halifax – Plympton – Kingston – Plymouth –  Carver
Lakeville – East Taunton – Berkley – Dighton – West Dighton

Some of the landmarks we pass by

First Baptist Church – James V Turner Reservoir – Caratunk Wildlife Reguge – The Corn Crib – Three Mile River – Bridgewater State Hospital – Old Colony Correction Center – Plymoton Town Hall – Kingston State Forest – Plymouth Rock – Mayflower II – Myles Standish State Forest (AKA “The Desert”) – Rocky Gutter Wildlife Management Area – Massasoit State Park – Myricks Airport – Taunton River – Berkley Bridge – Bristol Agricultural High School – Segragansett River

Last Minute Change of Start:

  • 08:00 am Early Start for century riders and others who want to leave early
  • 10:00 am Regular Start for 25 & 54 mile riders
  • The short ride has been changed from last year to get rid of riding on Route 118. It is now a couple of miles longer
  • Seekonk High School
  • 261 Arcade Av, Seekonk, RI

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