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!
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.
Date: Friday 11/15/19.
Location: EBBP off Rt 103 near Del’s Lemonade.
Departure: 6:00PM promptly
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.
• A bike
• Bag or trailer
• A pen, pencil, or BINGO dauber
• 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!!
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
It seems that every time we do a night group ride, it’s the best one ever. Which translates to really mean that it’s the best since the last one. Providence Bike Jam outdid themselves when they colluded with Dash Bike in Providence. Dash is located a bit less than a mile from the PBJ start at Burnside Park smack in the heart of downtown Providence.
Two dance stops were included in this clear, mild, Friday night casual ride, and the evening culminated at Trinity Brewhouse. The traffic, probably because of our numbers and the three synchronized boom boxes, was very receptive to us. Lots of cameras came out from both pedestrians and drivers. We had people on bikes that acted as crossing guards. They did a superb job keeping us all safe by blocking cross traffic and the intersections. Oncoming cars stopped to let the sixty or so riders pass on the narrow streets we traversed.
For years this was the Critical Mass ride, usually drawing 15-18 riders. Once the name changed, the popularity soared. One ride that included the Mayor of Providence, drew over 200 cyclists. PVD has become the group ride to experience. All skill levels, ages and bike types are welcome to join this casual ride the last Friday of every month.
Two groups are organizing events in Providence R.I. Friday.
Dash Bike Shop 228 Broadway, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, is hosting a zombie bike ride and will meet up with Providence Bike Jam riders at Burnside Park.
Join us on Friday 10/25 for a Halloween party and group ride. 4:30-10:30 PM
Come in costume, or stop by early to have Issac give you a zombie face-paint makeover. Have some treats and non-alcoholic cider at the shop, take some snapshots in our Halloween photo booth, and we’ll roll out from Broadway around 6:30pm to join the Pvd Bike Jam crew in Burnside Park, downtown.
The Zombie Bike Party rolls out from Burnside Park at 7pm. We’ll cruise around town, stopping at the Gano Street park and the new pedestrian bridge, before ending the ride at Trinity Brewhouse to share some grog with all our best ghouls.
Crazy looking bikes, costumes, music, dance, food and more presented themselves to the Hallowheels Neon Blood bike ride with the New Bedford Star Chasers. Sixteen riders dressed the part for this Halloween themed bike ride. Later we all gathered with the artists of Gallery X for food, drink, music and socializing.
Last night, around 1:30 AM I was jarred awake by the wind. I got up, hit the light switch and nothing happened. I could hear the howling and that noise fully leafed trees make when they are under stress from heavy wind. I must have been a sight, standing in front of my living room bay window, under an almost full moon, when the utility truck drove by. Two hours later, we got our power back.
The news outlets were reporting on the wind velocity in the surrounding towns. My town, Fairhaven, MA. got the blue ribbon with gust of 89 MPH. The wind did clear the trees of dead branches of all sizes by dumping them in my back yard. I have no trees in the front yard but the wind out of the west cleared my neighbor’s yards to the east of me, and blew all their leaves into my yard. I’m thinking two days to clear everything. The wind is projected to continue into Saturday and diminish by the afternoon. And that my friends brings me to the point of this post. Taking the long way home, as us bike riders tend to prefer, to get to the point.
I have been traveling, seems like forever. Colorado, Portugal, Atlanta and I did have one more trip planned for Thursday, flying to Florida, but that got canceled. So without further procrastination, I’m finally back on the bike. Probably tomorrow. Next Saturday October 19, should be a hoot with the first of three Halloween themed rides. (I’ll post about them Monday.) The fun begins with a full moon ride, but I have two to from which to choose. Both in Rhode Island and I’m strongly leaning to Newport, just for a change from the usual full moon ride with The Fall River Bike gang, who normally ride on the Friday closest to the Full Moon. A three day nor’easter kind of put the kibosh on that, forcing a date change.
Fall River Bike Committee Full Moon Ride
Due to the inclement weather, Friday night’s bike ride has been rescheduled – here is the information:
Moonlight Bike Ride –
The full moon actually is on Sunday the 13th. Sunset is at 6:07PM. Moonrise will be 20 minutes later at 6:27PM.
The Details: Date: Sunday 10/13/19. — Location: EBBP off Rt 103 near Del’s Lemonade. Time: Arrive: 5:30PM
Departure: 5:45PM promptly Sunset: 6:07PM Moonrise: 6:27PM
Name: Full Hunter’s 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. Helmets if you want. but it’s a bike path fercryinoutloud. Take note that it is cooler after sunset and dress accordingly.
FULL MOON RIDE SPONSORED BY AARP-RI
September 24, 2019
RIDE NEWPORT’S ICONIC OCEAN LOOP AT ITS MOST GLISTENING
We’ll ride 14 miles on Newport’s scenic roads and coastline by the light of the moon – from downtown Newport to Fort Adams, around the beautiful Ocean Loop and along the mansions of Bellevue Avenue before returning to Parlor Bar & Kitchen for refreshments and camaraderie hosted by our friends at AARP-Rhode Island.
This is a leisurely ride but you must be comfortable riding 14 miles on a road shared with other vehicles. Please bring a bicycle, helmet, head light and water bottle. Yes, all are required! As is advance registration – so head straight to the signup form here.