On Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 9 am to 3 pm
South Coast Bikeway Alliance members will be celebrating Bay State Bike Month and the South Coast Bikeway with our third annual PEDAL FOR THE PATH ride by bicycling from Horseneck Beach State Reservation in Westport, through Dartmouth, New Bedford, Fairhaven and Mattapoisett before returning back to the start. Please join us! Ride the whole route or select a portion. The choice is yours. Just join us to show your support. Alliance representatives will be located along the route in each community to welcome you and share the news of the bikeway in their city or town.
THE RIDE DETAILS
This will be a socially distanced casual ride with no registration fee though donations are welcome.
-Masks are required when we gather at stops and can’t maintain six feet of separation.
-Helmets are mandatory.
-Bring water and snacks.
We will NOT be able to offer ride support, traffic controls, or pre- and post-gatherings.
Instead, we encourage people to ride on their own, with the opportunity to meet SCBA representatives at key intersections.
We have lots of news to share!
Please register, so we know how many to look for.
As always, you can donate here: https://www.facebook.com/southcoastbikeway/ or mail a check to South Coast Bikeway Alliance ℅ SRPEDD, 88 Broadway, Taunton, MA 02870.
All donations will be used as matching funds in our efforts toward designing and building the SouthCoast Bikeway. We have been successful getting grants, but funders expect us to provide matching funds. Your support is greatly appreciated.
THE ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33707375
PICK YOUR STARTING POINT, DISTANCE, ONE-WAY OR ROUND-TRIP- YOUR CHOICE.
Distances are noted: one-way (round-trip)
WESTPORT HORSENECK BEACH Reservation to Mattapoisett : 26.8 (53.6 RT) miles
Starting at 9 am.
Westport and Swansea Representatives will be on site at 8 am.
ADDITIONAL STARTING TIMES AND DISTANCES:
DARTMOUTH YMCA to Mattapoisett: 16.8 (33.6 RT) miles
Starting at 10:30 am
Dartmouth and SRPEDD Representatives will be on site at 9:30 am
NEW BEDFORD Pier 3 to Mattapoisett: 6.8 (13.4 RT) miles
Starting at 12:00 pm
New Bedford Representatives will be on site from 11:00 am.
FAIRHAVEN Phoenix Rail Trail to Mattapoisett: 4 (8 RT) miles
Starting at 12:30 pm
Fairhaven Representatives will be on site from 11:30 am on the Phoenix Path at Main ST.
MATTAPOISETT – Mattapoisett Representatives will be on the Mattapoisett Rail Trail at Mattapoisett Neck Rd to share the latest news of the progress of the Shining Tide portion of the Mattapoisett Rail Trail from 11:30 am. Marion and Wareham Representatives will also be on site from 11:30 am at Mattapoisett Neck RD/MRT location.
RETURN ROUTE in reverse – Mattapoisett to Westport or your original starting point. 1:30 pm departure
Start times are approximate. SCBA reps will be on hand one hour prior to the start times.
HAVE FUN, BE SAFE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!