Author: capejohn

Full Flower Moon, Ride Tonight

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It’s short notice, but it looks like good weather for tonight’s full moon.  So short of RAIN, snow, hurricane or gale force winds it should be a go.
Full Flower Moon,
Full Corn Planting Moon,
Full Milk Moon,
Hare Moon.

There will be a Sunset/Moonlight ride on the East Bay Bike Path on Saturday 5/18/20

Date: Saturday 5/18/19.

Location:  EBBP off Rt 103 near Del’s Lemonade.
Time:
Arrive: 6:45PM
Departure: 7:00PM promptly
Sunset: 8:00PM
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.

All bike path. Helmets optional.

 

Take note that it is cooler after sunset and dress accordingly.

Washington Secondary Bikeway. May 2019

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Someone important came up with the idea of planting bushes in front of an information sign.

We met in Cranston R.I. for an early 8:30 AM start for our 40 mile bike on the Washington Secondary Bikeway.  The Washington Secondary Bike Path is the state’s longest bike path at 19 miles from Cranston Street in Cranston to Log Bridge Road, just past Route 102, in western Coventry. It is named for the abandoned rail corridor once served by the Providence, Hartford, & Fishkill Railroad.

It was a day of flat tires.  The first was within 10 minutes of beginning the ride. The second and third were on the return 20 mile leg.  There was and ample supply  of amateur wrenches to quickly get things back to normal.  Not much unlike working with the Keystone Cops.

The were lots of wonderful sights to see along the Pawtuxet Corridor of the railway.  We rode past some of the textile mills that got their power from the fast moving Pawtuxet River.

Washington Secondary Bikeway. May 2019 from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

Wednesday Morning Bike Ride

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We are riding the Washington Secondary Bike Path from Cranston RI to the Connecticut border.  Join us for this casual 11-13 MPH ride.

Wednesday, May 15

Meet at the Stop and Shop lot across from Lowes at 8:15 for an 8:30 start.

Directions

Brewery Parkade, Cranston:

From I-95 to Route 10. Heading north, take the Cranston Street/Niantic Avenue exit. Take a left at bottom of the exit onto Niantic Avenue. Turn left onto Cranston Street, then turn left onto Garfield Avenue and turn into the Brewery Parkade development. There is a parking area at the Stop and Shop market.

Heading south on Route 10, take the Cranston Street exit. Take a left onto Garfield Ave. and continue to the Stop and Shop plaza.


 

Secondary Bike Path is the state’s longest bike path at 19 miles from Cranston Street in Cranston to Log Bridge Road, just past Route 102, in western Coventry. It is named for the abandoned rail corridor once served by the Providence, Hartford, & Fishkill Railroad. Get Map »

The path is often referred to locally by the segment names given as the path was built, and these include, from west to east: Trestle Trail, Coventry Greenway, West Warwick Greenway, Warwick Bike Path, and Cranston Bike Path.

The GPS route of the trail is HERE

South Coast Bikeway Group Ride

In keeping with national bike month, the South Coast Bikeway group organized a ride with various distance options.  The most popular was the Fort to Fort ride along the SouthCoast of Massachusetts.

This took us from Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven, into New Bedford and continuing around the peninsula to Fort Rodman and Fort Taber.  The wind, as usual, set up some resistance, but it was futile. Everyone was enjoying the ride and ignoring the wind.

South Coast Bikeway Fort to Fort 2019 from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

 

The Wind On The Atlantic

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Rain was forecast as well as wind.  Both were due hours after our ride.  The rain did as promised, but the wind?  It was in our face when we rode south.  It was in our face when we rode west, again riding north.  As a finale,  gusty wind greeted us for the last leg southbound.   It’s the cost of riding bikes along the Atlantic.

Blasting Through Stopsigns on the EBBP from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

 

Tuesday Morning Ride

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May is National Bike Month and we are in full biking mode.  This will be a good ride to add some miles for you and your team is your competing in the bike challenge.

Meet at Staples in Fairhaven at 8:15 for and 8:30 start.

Address: 17 Plaza Way, Fairhaven, MA 0271
This is a 35 mile road ride on quiet back roads of Mattapoisett, Rochester and Wareham, MA.
The pace will be casual, but feel free to ride faster if you wish.
We will regroup at the end of Main St. Wareham, across from Tobey Hospital.
There is also a Recreational Marijuana shop there and if you want to stock up,  be sure to bring your license, cash, or an ATM card.  Credit Cards are not accepted.
CLICK HERE for the Map My Ride Route

 

Bay State Bike Week Ride

Bay State Bike Week 2019

Join us on Saturday, May 11 for a Bay State Bike Week ride.
9:00 a.m. Registration @ FT Phoenix, Fairhaven
9:30 a.m. Ride Start
You choose the best route for you!
9 mile Bike Path route
18 mile Fort Phoenix to Fort Taber Bike Path route
35 mile Fort Phoenix to Snipatuit Pond Return Bike Ride to start
For more information and pre registration visit http://www.southcoastbikeway.com.
This family event is brought to you by the South Coast Bikeway
and the Fairhaven Bikeway Committee along with the support of SRPEDD.
Bay State Bike Week is a partnership between MassDOT, MassBike, and MassRIDES. Helmets are required. Water and snack suggested. SCBA representatives will ride with you.

 

CLICK HERE for the GPS route map