Full Sturgeon Moon, Bike Ride

It’s time for another Sunset/Moonlight ride.  This time the full moon falls on  Monday 8/3/20. 
The ride will be on the East Bay Bike Path on Friday 7/31/20. 

The Details:
Date: Friday 7/31/20. 
Location:  EBBP off Rt 103 near Del’s Lemonade.  Set your GPS to 65 Child St, Warren, RI 02885


Time: 
Arrive: 6:45PM 
Departure: 7:00PM promptly 
Sunset: 8:03PM
Moonrise:  6:05PM
Name: Full Sturgeon Moon
Distance is flexible. 

Rain cancels the ride. 

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 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. 
 

 

Hope to see you there. 

Time Travel

The New Bedford (MA) Starchasers is a quirky group that I saw a few years ago as they returned from one of their adventures. I knew that was a group I would enjoy riding along.
Last night was the Luna Libros themed ride. We were encouraged to dress like a librarian and light up our bikes. The leaders came up with a novel game where they would tape a word to the back of your helmet, or for those like me who don’t often don one, pin a word to the back of your shirt.

The quest was to get clues from fellow riders and try to come up with the word. If for some reason, they did not know the word, a definition was provided to help them with clue ideas. Below is what was pinned to my back. That’s all I’m going to say about this game.

Just as the ride was to begin, something happened. We all felt it but no one could explain the feeling. Everyone kind of looked at each other and some queried, “did you feel that?” Even my camera was affected.

Watch the video for the answer. Remember, this is the New Bedford Starchasers. They are science fiction based. Stuff happens.

2020 Luna Libros from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

Saturday Night Casual Bike Ride

Meet: 6:00pm. Launch: 6:30pm.
Free! No-drop! All people-powered rides welcome!
View the flight plan: https://ridespot.org/rides/186345

Disguise yourself as a space-librarian, (or not), board your spacecraft, and prepare to launch into adventure, as we explore the five ancient citadels of the arcane! Uncover the secrets of these great temples of epeolatry, share your stories, and maybe win a terrible prize for your amazing costume! As always this mission is free, open to the public, and cosmically inclusive.

I will be leaving Staples in Fairhaven at 5:15 for the short ride to Buttonwood Park.

This is a VERY casual ride with a few stops. Great for both young and old.

Thursday Night Ride

Thursday July 9

Join the NB Black Lives Matter Movement and the New Bedford Starchasers on an family-friendly, no-drop 6-mile bicycle rally, exploring the city’s stories, murals, and monuments to Black history.

Start: Buttonwood Park Warming House, 1 Oneida St.
Meet: 6:15p Thursday July 9
Launch: 6:30p

Wear neon colors, put a sign on your bike, and get ready to move at the speed of funk for a good cause. Masks and helmets are strongly encouraged. Extra masks, water, and lights will be available at the launchpad.

Holiday Weekend Bike Rides

Three days of riding on the holiday weekend. Day 1 was around the peninsula of New Bedford, Ma. Day 2 was into Mattapoisett to check out the bike path extension and different parts of town. The weekend culminated with a full moon bike ride on the East Bay Bike Path in Rhode Island with friends.

One of the highlight was talking to three youngsters who were refugees from the war in Syria. We didn’t talk much about Syria but did spend much of the conversation in Arabic.

Full Buck Moon Bike Ride

It’s time for another Sunset/Moonlight ride.  This time the full moon falls on the Sunday.  The ride will be on the East Bay Bike Path on Sunday 7/5/20.

  The Details:Date: Sunday 7/5/20.  Location:  EBBP off Rt 103 near Del’s Lemonade.  Set your GPS to 65 Child St, Warren, RI

Time:  Arrive: 6:45PM  Departure: 7:00PM promptly  Sunset: 8:22PM Moonrise:  12:49AM

Name: Full Buck Moon Distance is flexible.  
Rain cancels the ride.  


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.

 
Please take note:  As organized rides are not happening at this time, this should be considered an unorganized (disorganized???) ride.  Appropriate social distancing,  wearing of masks if that’s not possible etc. should be observed.  If we’re going to do this it should be done as safely as possible.  

Ryan Montebleau in Concert

The Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford, MA held an outdoor concert series at the Martha’s Vinyard ferry terminal parking lot. $50 per car got you in, and ushers directed everyone to distancing parking spaces. Trucks and large vehicles in the back. Sedan’s were directed closer to the stage.

Attendees could either set up in the parking spot to the left of their vehicle, or could stay in the car listening to the show on their radio. Some also chose to sit in the bed of their truck or on the roof of the car.

Ryan played a full two hours commenting that this was his first show since the virus hit. It was surreal to him, and all of us.

Ryan Montbleau from John Sullivan on Vimeo.