Author: capejohn

New Bedford, MA

Rode into the Seaport of New Bedford, MA. Along the waterfront and into Fort Rodman and Fort Phoenix. Also rode the elevated bikeway on East Beach in the city.

I donned my Bike Mass cycling cap, hopped on the Scott, SUB (speedy urban bike) for a not so speedy ride around the peninsula of the city across the bridge.

This Week’s Rides

We have a couple of humdingers scheduled this week.

Tuesday June 4th.

Providence to Woonsocket, R.I.

This is a 37 mile round trip relatively flat ride.  21 miles on the Blackstone Bike Path. and 16 miles on a combination of path and city streets.

Meet at Fort Hill Parking lot for an 8:30 AM start. Search for directions to intersection of Mercer Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway in East Providence through Google Maps or GPS. (1 Mercer St.) Parking is overlooking the river on the West side of the highway.

CLICK HERE for the GPS route. You can download the route to your device from the link.


Thursday Night Ride with the Mayor of Providence

We will leave Ft. Hill at 6 PM for the three mile ride to Burnside Park.

See above to directions to Fort Hill

Set your GPS to 40 Kennedy Plaza, Providence, RI . for directions to Burnside Park.

Shakedown Ride For The Summer Tour

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Tuned up the touring bike and went for a shakedown ride. #3 son and I will be riding the Erie Canal (Buffalo to Albany) in a little over a month. He is training a lot more than I, racing in the Driveway Series on Thursday nights.

My neighbor started a bike club in her grade school where she teaches. Today there were in excess of 20 kids riding to school

 

This Weekend’s Rides


Providence CM

*******Changes to Critical Mass Ride*******

I’m not available to lead our group from Ft. Hill for this ride.  Your all on your own

FRIDAY

Friday, May 31 7-10 PM

Burnside Park, Providence R.I.

593 Eddy St. Providence.

Some of us will meet at Fort Hill in East Providence for a 6:30 departure to Burnside.

For directions to Fort Hill bike path access search for directions to intersection of Mercer Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway in East Providence through Google Maps or GPS. (1 Mercer St.) Parking is overlooking the river on the West side of the highway.

nighttime in Providence

This is a very casual ride around the streets of Providence, RI. We expect a large turnout with the good weather that is predicted.  There are usually two or three gathering rest stops for snacks, water and conversation.  The ride ends at a local watering hole where you can eat and drink. Or you can go home.   I will be leading the ride back to Fort Hill around 11 PM ish.

Group Ride in Tiverton, RI

We are all very fortunate to have so many bike options most days and every weekend. The casual seniors, the hammerheads and everything in between. That’s were I fit. The in between rides. Some days on bike paths some days on roads. Some are in large groups but most are in the fifteen and under number of riders.

Then there is Providence R.I.
The last Friday of every month, Providence Critical Mass does their night ride. At the weather improves, the numbers grow. A few times a year, the mayor of Providence calls for a group night ride. That always eclipses the critical mass rides in numbers by a lot. Friday the 31st is the Critical Mass ride that goes wheels up at 7 PM. Expect, 40-60 riders.

The following Thursday at 7 PM we ride with Mayor Elorza. Weather permitting we will be in triple figures riding the main and not so main street of Providence R.I., escorted by bike cops and a very large black SUV with bodyguards that can be very intimidating if someone messes with the people on bikes.

Today was a casual ride through the rural roads of Tiverton and Little Compton, R.I.

Tiverton R.I. Memorial Day Ride from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

Memorial Day Ride

Bike Fall River Memorial Day Ride!! 

Monday – May 27, 2019

Meetup: 8:45am –  Ride will start 9:00am

Where:  Parking lot of Tiverton High School – 100 North Brayton Road – off of Route 177 (Bulgamarsh Road)

Ride is for experienced riders, it will be all on back roads of Tiverton and other parts. The scenery on this ride is beautiful.

Ride will be lead by our good friend, John N of Tiverton.  The ride will be all on road. Helmets highly recommended. Make sure you bring a drink and snack.  Approximately 25+ miles. (This ride, like all rides, depends on the weather – rain cancels ride)

This Week’s Bike News

Bike Ride -Saturday Morning

 

When:   Saturday May 25.
Time:    Meetup 8:15 AM Ride Starts 8:30 am
Where: Warren RI – Parking lot after Del’s Lemonade
Set your GPS to 65 Child St, Warren, RI

30 mile ride – mostly on Bristol Bike path


Providence Night Ride

Providence CM

Friday, May 31   7-10 PM

Burnside Park, Providence R.I.

593 Eddy St. Providence.

Some of us will meet at Fort Hill in East Providence for a 6:30 departure to Burnside.

For directions to Fort Hill bike path access search for directions to intersection of Mercer Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway in East Providence through Google Maps or GPS. (1 Mercer St.) Parking is overlooking the river on the West side of the highway.


Full Moon Prom bike ride
Prom theme full moon ride.

We are going to try again for our monthly full moon rides, partnering with the Co-Op Creative Center at 137 Union St. in New Bedford, Ma.  The rides may or may not have a theme.  Stay tuned and join or friend whatever web site you view this post. (There are many).

CLICK HERE to see what this could become.  It’s how we rolled in St. Louis back in the day.  May’s theme was Aprilween.  ****pay no attention to the club name.  We’ll clean it up. (If you all want to ).

Full Flower Moon, Ride Tonight

full flower moon

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.