Ride With The Mayor

Bike the night december 2019


Join Mayor Jorge Elorza and the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition (RIBike) for the next #BiketheNightPVD ride!

Bike the Night began in October of 2015. These rides have brought community members together to explore different neighborhoods of Providence by bike, encouraging healthy living and a greater connection to the City of Providence.

Riders should meet at Burnside Park at 6:00pm. Ride departure is at 6:30pm.

Check out the route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31302389

Bike Path Extension


I live only a few hundred feet from the Phoenix Bike Path in Fairhaven, MA. Twenty five years ago, the path was engineered, financed and ready to be built through Fairhaven, Mattapoisett and Marion, MA.  at a total cost of around $650 K.  Mattapoisett and Marion got cold feet thinking the world would end if they paved and existing RR route, isolated in the wooded, overgrown area.

The town of Mattapoisett finally decided to allow the bike path extension and work has begun.

Mattapoisett Bike Path phase I
This is a three year old extension


I decided to take a ride and check out the progress.  (with one of my SA masks. Buy one get 4 free). I also had a difficult time getting my bike around the do not enter barricade

Another scofflaw on the trail
Bridge over the Mattapoisett River
Phase II extension of the Mattapoisett Path
Guess who?



Cranksgiving Bike Ride

Starchasers cover

Click Here for all the photos on Flickr

We did it!!!! Thanks to this band of brave pilots and the support of United Way of Greater New Bedford, our first annual Cranksgiving was a success! Together, the Starchasers collected over 130 lbs of food for families in need!

2019 Cranksgiving Starchasers Bike Ride from John Sullivan on Vimeo.


Upcoming Rides and Weather

beaver full moon

Friday: November 15

Temps around 44 at 6 PM start dropping to 33 at the finish with 15 MPH winds.

Full Beaver Moon
It’s time for another Full Moon Bike Ride.  We’ll be riding on Friday 11/15/19.  The full moon is actually on Tuesday 11/12/19 but I expect that there will be ample moon on the 15th.
The Details:
  Date: Friday 11/15/19.
  Location:  EBBP off Rt 103 near Del’s Lemonade.
        Arrive: 5:45PM
        Departure: 6:00PM promptly
  Sunset: 4:24PM
  Moonrise:  6:53PM
  Name: Full Beaver Moon
  Distance is flexible.
Rain, snow or gale force winds cancels the ride…  You know what I mean.
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 22 or 23 miles round trip.
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.
Warm hats and gloves are highly recommended.
Take note that it is cooler after sunset and dress accordingly.


Saturday: November 16

Temperatures hovering around the freezing mark for the duration of the event.  Wear a hat and gloves.

cranksgiving food drive bike ride

You’ll need:
• A bike
• Bag or trailer
• A pen, pencil, or BINGO dauber
• $15-$20

Mission Parameters:
• Everyone will receive a BINGO-style game card.
• We will ride together to five supermarkets, represented by five columns on your game card.
• At each supermarket, we will announce a category that corresponds with food items listed on your game card.
• You will have about 5 minutes to find and purchase those items before we move onto the next stop. Make sure you mark the items off your list and SAVE THE RECEIPT!
• The first team or individual to get a BINGO (five squares in a row in any direction) should shout “BINGO!”
• The first one to shout “BINGO!” (and show their receipts) wins!!

Full Moon Ride on the Cape Cod Canal

beaver full moon

Tue. Nov. 12 – Sunset & Full Beaver Moon Road Cycling:
22+/- Miles/ 2 +/- hours. Hills & Flats
Beaver Moon: For both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the
time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm
winter furs. This full Moon was also called the Frost Moon.

Start time: about 2 hours prior to sunset. Contact leader for registration,
location, etc. paulbcurrier@comcast.net

We’ll ride from Sagamore Recreation Area (mainland side) into Sagamore
Highlands with a stop at Peaked Cliff for a peek at Provincetown in the
distance. Return to the recreation area and along the canal to Buzzards
Bay for sunset at MMA or on Three Mile Outlook. Then back along the canal
for moonrise over the Sagamore Bridge.

Please arrive with tires and riders pumped and ready to roll. Helmets,
water, spare tube required; pump and tools would be nice.
Cancellation/rescheduling sent to registered riders only.

Beautiful Oct. moon attached – thanks Roz!