Month: April 2017

SouthCoast Joyful Riders Wednesday Ride

Wednesday 6 PM
Moby Dick Brewing. Corner of Union and South Water in New Bedford.

Mark your calendar for the May 3rd Wednesday night Joyful Riders.   All biking skill levels are welcome, no one’ll be left behind. Expect a joyful-conversational pace of 10 mph, but the group will determine our speed. This ride will start and end at Moby Dick Brewery, Union and South Water in New Bedford.  A 10 mile casual ride at a casual pace to the peninsula of New Bedford, riding over both Harbor Walks and into Fort Rodman.

We also have a friend of the Joyful Riders who is captain of Tilt Racing in Austin, TX  joining us this week. Come ride with us and meet a sprint racer.  He is not setting the pace so no worries.

Brandon Racing

Meet at Moby Dick Brewing for the 6 PM start.

SouthCoast Joyful Riders Wednesday Night Ride

Every Wednesday in April and May.

Ride starts and ends at Moby Dick Brewing on Union and South Water Street in New Bedford. Across from the YMCA.

Rides begin at 6 PM

All biking skill levels are welcome, no one’ll be left behind. Expect a joyful-conversational pace of 10 mph, but the group will determine our speed. This ride will end at Moby Dick Brewing on Union and South Water in New Bedford.

This week we will ride the two New Bedford Elevated Harbor Walks at a casual pace. The ride is mostly bike path and bike lanes with some quiet streets at the start. Bring a lock, bike lights, a spare tube in case you get a flat.  Most of all, bring your camera.  The vistas are spectacular.

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Oh What A Ride It Was

Austria Bike tour 001
A good day bike touring.  Salzburg to Vienna 2007
My long distance bike touring days are over. There were great times and times that made me say, “this really sucks”.  The days that sucked are the ones we talk about the most because they were only bad that day.  Tomorrow was a fresh start and none of us ever really thought that much about yesterday.

Seeking Shelter
Not a good day bike touring.  (Erie Canal 2008)
Adventure cycling is the organization you want to contact if your going to tour in the US. The following is a wonderful short documentary of the history of bike touring.

Boston Midnight Marathon Bike Ride

2016 Midnight Martathon 003

340 of us put our bikes on Trucks at South Station in Boston that transferred them to Southboro, Ma. We filled five double deck commuter rail trains with riders for the one hour ride to meet up with our bikes. There was also an additional 2530 others who made their own way to the start of the ride. Once in Southboro, we located truck E and retrieved our bikes to begin the four mile ride to the official start of the Marathon in Hopkinton.  It began with the steepest hill that saw many many get off their bikes to walk. This is one of my top rated rides and like runners do for the Marathon, this is definitely a bucket list event.

2017 BOSTON MIDNIGHT MARATHON BIKE RIDE from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

Full Moon Ride in Newport, R.I.

Full Moon Ride in Newport

Join us on our bike rides through Newport, guided by the full moon!

The event is free and open to everyone !

*Helmets and bike lights are required to ride*

Meet us at Bike Newport on 62 Broadway

7:00 pm on Sunday March 12th

7:30 pm on Tuesday April 11th

8:15 pm on Wednesday May 10th

*The rides will be a no-drop, group ride for people comfortable riding on the road – up to 12 miles depending on weather.