Author: capejohn

Road Trip and Bike News

I’ll be on a road trip the next two weekends visiting soccer venues far and closer to home.  Sunday the 29th  I’ll be at Estádio de São in São Miguel, Açores, to watch Santa Clara take on Gil Vicente.

The following weekend I’ll be traveling to Atlanta to watch New England take on United playing the final game of the regular season.  This could be the deciding game for New England to qualify for post season play.  Mercedes Benz Stadium is a favorite of mine to be in the stands and at the “gulch” for pregame festivities, because every game feels like a Champions League or World Cup match.  United is known to out draw the city’s football team more often than not.

The gultch
March to the game after tailgating at the “Gulch” in Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz stadium.

Bike News.

Providence Bike JAM   Friday Sept 27   You need to do this ride.  I guarantee it will be the best ride you have done in a month of Sundays. ( Hide a beer or two in your bike bag. Just say’n)

Meet at 6:30 Burnside Park, downtown Providence.  Across from the bus station.  It looks like 80 + riders have committed to this casual ride through the streets of Providence, RI.

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Providence Bike Jam

Downtown New Bedford.  Saturday 10 -6

Star City Games


Saturday 8 AM   Training Ride for the Watershed event.  All are welcome.  Some will ride fast-ish. Some will ride slow. Some will ride intermediate speed.

CLICK HERE for the information.

Photo Sharing

Below are the photos from the Buzzards Bay Coalition training ride and the Fort to Fort casual ride.

All photos are free to download and use.

Click on photo to isolate it

Right Click and scroll down to “save image as”

Rename the blue highlighted title. (be sure to leave the .jpg tag when renaming

Click save  and the photo will go to your downloads folder.

The Watershead Photos


The Fort to Fort photos

Star Chasers Time Travel Pub Crawl Back to 1980


The rains passed on, the sky cleared, and the Full Harvest Moon greeted 13 Star Chasing Time Travelers as we pub crawled back to the 1980s,  in New Bedford, MA.

A mix of young and old (well one old) star chasers.  The group has been around but unnoticed for a few years in the area.  The bike culture in New Bedford is growing and this friendly group is open to all who enjoy social bike riding.  Like them on Facebook HERE

Star Chasers Pub Crawl Sept 2019 from John Sullivan on Vimeo.


We Finally Have A Full Blown Bike Culture

Lots of fun bike rides in the area coming up.  All those listed are casual group rides ranging from five to fifteen miles of easy, no drop, bike riding, good for all skill and speed levels.  Just click the link to see if anything fancies you.

Date                                           Event                                                                 Rating

Thursday, Sept.  8 PM          New Bedford Star Chasers Pub Pedal.          Very easy

Friday,  Sept. 13 & 14           Newport Mansion Guided Bike Tour            Very Easy

Saturday, Sept 14                 Full Moon Ride in Newport, R.I.                      Intermediate

Friday, Sept 27                     Providence Bike Jam                                          Easy

Saturday, October 5          Bike New Bedford Pedal Party                        Very easy

Sunday, October 6           Buzzards Bay Coalition Watershed Ride         Your own pace

Night Rides

Falmouth Bikeways Committee is sponsoring a community ride.

Community Ride or Walk

With Dinner Outside at

West Falmouth Market



Come meet fellow cyclists, pedestrians, and roller bladers at West Falmouth Market after enjoying a late afternoon walk or ride (on your own). Purchase refreshments and enjoy conversation with your neighbors. All ages are welcome.

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Full Moon Bike Rides 2019

It’s turning to fall and we keep riding! Come and have the ultimate Newport experience. Ride with Bike Newport around Newport and end the evening at a bar for a few beverages. Bike to Beer!

Our rides meet at Bike Newport, 62 Broadway • Route: probably around the ocean loop

Saturday September 14th – Meet at 6:30pm

Sunday October 13th – Meet at 5:30pm

Tuesday Nov 12th – Meet at 4:00pm


Providence Bike Jam

Oh What A Night In Providence R.I.

Providence Bike Jam.  A monthly night ride through the urban streets of Providence, RI. The September ride will be a challenge to top.

An estimate turnout of 40 plus showed for this beautiful clear, warm evening at Burnside Park, downtown.  I say estimated because it was impossible to get anyone to stay still for two minutes.  It was even worse near the end of the ride when we gathered at the new $22 million dollar pedestrian bridge.  The still photographer and I were completely ignored when we tried to gather everyone for a group photo.  Two things contributed to make that happen.  It was our third party stop and when we stopped at the first two, the common sound was the distinctive “phhhhst” of beer cans being open. Second, the music was blaring and everyone was in party mode, dancing the night away. Well, some were dancing.


Friday Night Providence Bike Jam

Providence Bike Jam

This is one of my favorites. It’s a very casual ride through the neighborhoods of Providence, RI.  As usual, I’ll be starting and finishing at Ft. Hill in East Providence at 6:30PM. (Set GPS to 1 Mercer St. East Providence, RI).  It’s a bit under three miles from Burnside Park, downtown Providence, where the ride begins.

Providence Bike Jam July 2019 from John Sullivan on Vimeo.