Mark your calendars. The Appalachian Mountain Club is leading a Full Worm Moon bike ride on March 9. The ride is free and registration is required. (Changes and cancellations will be sent only to registered riders.)
Sunset is 6:20 this night after changing our clocks Sunday morning. Ride will begin around 4:30 PM in Sandwich.
Set your GPS to Ed Moffit Dr. for directions to the start.
Start time: about 2 hours prior to sunset. Contact leader to register firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We’ll start in the large parking lot on the canal in Sandwich in front of the Coast Guard Station. Take Freezer Rd. to Ed Moffit Drive past the Pilot House to the lot. Park close to Ed M. Drive in my reserved spots (marked “P”) and leave the canal scenic spaces for the canal sunset viewers.
We’ll cycle the canal and streets to the private Colony of Tahanto and return along Shore Road and perhaps through Gray Gables and Mashnee Island for sunset at Tidal Flats Recreation Area across the canal from MMA. Return along the canal with stops possibly at the RR Bridge for the Energy Train and Aptuxet Trading Post/ President Cleveland’s personal railroad station.
Full Worm Moon – March As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.