There will be a Sunset/Moonlight ride on the East Bay Bike Path on Saturday 5/18/20
Date: Saturday 5/18/19.
Rain cancels the ride.
We will ride toward Providence till we decide to turn around.
Bikes should have adequate lighting.
All bike path. Helmets optional.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Bike Ride – Friday Morning Before the Rain
When: Friday, May 10th
Time: Meetup 7:45am Ride Starts 8:00am
Where: Warren RI – Parking lot after Dels Lemonade
30 mile ride – mostly on Bristol Bike path – Weather permitting
Bike Ride – Wednesday Morning – May 8th
Where: East Bay Bike Path – Park in lot on route 103 in Warren – right near Dels Lemonade
Time: Meetup at 7:45am Ride Starts 8:00am
Ride should be from 23 to 30 miles long
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.
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