Mike Klek’s Thursday evening bike ride. Mike Klek, a member of the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen, will be leading a bike ride through the local area. It starts at Bristol Community College and then heads north into toward Freetown. Mike has marked the ride by placing “Green Arrows” on the road along the route. This is how the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen mark their rides and it is easy to follow. This ride is for experienced cyclist since it will be all on-road. Riders will have a choice between a 20 mile route and a 27 mile route. Here are the details:
Meet-up for the ride is 5:45pm, with a 6:00pm start. Riders are to park their vehicles at Bristol Community College, the northern parking lot that is at the corner of Elsbree Street and Valentine Street. Since this ride starts at 6:00pm riders need to make sure that their bike are equipped with headlights and flashing lights for visibility and to be seen. Helmets are mandatory for this ride. Make sure to have water and a snack.
This one looks to be a humdinger.
On August 15th, join us for a celebration of the new bike path section in Coventry, RI, known as the Trestle Trail. It is a part of the Washington Secondary Trail, and was completed in 2014. In addition to celebrating the opening of the trail, we will honor the memory of Guy Lefebvre, longtime trail advocate from Coventry parks and recreation, without whom this trail segment would not have been possible.
Schedule for the event is as follows:
9:30 – Providence bike train departs from Providence City Hall
10:00 – Bike train departs from Washington Secondary @ Garfield Street in Cranston
10:40 – Bike train departs from Washington Secondary @ Sue Street
12:00 – Celebration at Washington Secondary @ Log Bridge Rd, Coventry (at the end of the trail, by Summit General Store) with words from the East Coast Greenway Alliance, the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition, state agencies, and Town of Coventry representatives.
12:45 – Enjoy lunch at the General Store
1:30 – Providence bike train departure