The e-mail said 22 miles of flat easy riding. Apparently rolling hills are flat easy riding to some people. Twelve experienced road riders showed for this one. Lots of ex’s. A couple of ex racers, ex touring riders, but mostly ex young people. Riding with a new member from Amsterdam, I learned a few new Dutch words as we climbed a couple of the longer hill together.
Everyone ended with a smile and some eased their pain at a local pub conveniently located at the end of the route. I didn’t want to be tempted with a beer or two since I had a 20 mile drive home. Not to worry, I did make up for it at home.
CAFE RIDE STARTING FROM FORT HILL SATURDAY 9 AM START
Starting at the Fort Hill parking lot a casual** 27 mile ride along the East Bay Bicycle Path to Bristol for coffee and bagels at Bristol Bagel on Hope Street.
For directions to Fort Hill bike path access search for directions to intersection of Mercer Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway in East Providence through Google Maps or GPS. (1 Mercer St.) Parking is overlooking the river on the West side of the highway.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning.
Sunday, June 17, 2018 Westport ride to Horseneck Beach –
Meetup at 8:45 A.M. ride starts at 9:00 A.M. – Meetup location is at Westport Middle School – 380 Old County Rd. Westport, MA
Distance: approx. 21 miles – Rain cancels the ride. – We will ride From Westport Middle School to Horseneck Beach and back. – Bring water, snacks, sunscreen, cameras and anything else you might want or need. Helmets are highly recommended. This will be an all on road ride and is probably best suited for experienced riders.