Full Cold Moon Bike Ride

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Hi Folks, 

I know we haven’t had a full moon ride in December yet.  I’ve been watching the weather predictions, and it looks like this year is going to be the one…  So with that in mind let’s celebrate the Winter Solstice (a day late) and the Full Cold Moon for our first “annual” December Moonlight Ride. 

There will be a Moonlight ride on the East Bay Bike Path on Saturday 12/22/18, with two start locations.

The early start will meet at the Fort Hill Parking Lot in East Providence for a 3 PM wheels up. We will ride to Warren to meet the others and ride back to Providence finishing around 5:30 PM. The Warren group will then return to their start point and finish about an hour later.

Date: Saturday 12/22/18. 
Location:  EBBP off Rt 103 near Del’s Lemonade. 
Time: 
Arrive: 3:45PM 
Departure: 4:00PM promptly 
Sunset: 4:18PM
Moonrise:  4:29PM
Moon Name:  Full Cold Moon.
Distance is flexible. 

As the moon rise is shortly after sunset  it should be a perfect night for moonlight riding. 

As always rain cancels the ride. 
So does snow, sleet, nor’easters and sub zero temperatures. 
With that said I don’t expect any of that to occur on the 22nd. 

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 20 or 22 miles round trip.
Other routes are also possible. 

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. 

Take note that it is cooler after sunset and dress accordingly (it is winter). 
If you have “booties” this might be a good time to take them out. 
If you don’t have “booties” this might be a good time to consider getting some. 

Happy Trails, 

Paul

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