Fort to Fort Bike Ride

The bike ramp exiting the NB/Fairhaven bridge.

Public: Hosted by Buzzards Bay Coalition

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020

Meet at Staples in Fairhaven 17 Plaza Way. Fairhaven MA

9:45 for a 10AM wheels up.

A casual 16 mile ride mostly on bike paths and lanes. Roughly 10% will be on quiet streets. A brief historical talk will be given at Fort Rodman, Fort Taber and Fort Phoenix. (Two or three minutes at each location).

This is a casual ride along the Phoenix Bike Path and the center of Fairhaven. We will pass some of the historic sites before crossing the NB/Fairhaven bridge via the south sidewalk. The new ramp will take us off the bridge to the bike lane on Memorial Dr. to the south end of New Bedford.

The Joseph Saulnier bike path will take us around the peninsular with brief stops inside the Fort Rodman/Fort Taber complex. The route will continue along East Beach and make the assent to the elevated Harbor walk taking everyone to the gates of the hurricane barrier.

It’s then a short ride over the bridge again into Fairhaven and a visit to Fort Phoenix. A two mile ride on the Phoenix path will take everyone back to Staples, giving a total of 15.7 easy scenic miles.

CLICK HERE for the GPS route.

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