Bike Path Extension


I live only a few hundred feet from the Phoenix Bike Path in Fairhaven, MA. Twenty five years ago, the path was engineered, financed and ready to be built through Fairhaven, Mattapoisett and Marion, MA.  at a total cost of around $650 K.  Mattapoisett and Marion got cold feet thinking the world would end if they paved and existing RR route, isolated in the wooded, overgrown area.

The town of Mattapoisett finally decided to allow the bike path extension and work has begun.

Mattapoisett Bike Path phase I
This is a three year old extension


I decided to take a ride and check out the progress.  (with one of my SA masks. Buy one get 4 free). I also had a difficult time getting my bike around the do not enter barricade

Another scofflaw on the trail
Bridge over the Mattapoisett River
Phase II extension of the Mattapoisett Path
Guess who?



Cranksgiving Bike Ride

Starchasers cover

Click Here for all the photos on Flickr

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!

2019 Cranksgiving Starchasers Bike Ride from John Sullivan on Vimeo.


Upcoming Rides and Weather

beaver full moon

Friday: November 15

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.
The Details:
  Date: Friday 11/15/19.
  Location:  EBBP off Rt 103 near Del’s Lemonade.
        Arrive: 5:45PM
        Departure: 6:00PM promptly
  Sunset: 4:24PM
  Moonrise:  6:53PM
  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.

cranksgiving food drive bike ride

You’ll need:
• A bike
• Bag or trailer
• A pen, pencil, or BINGO dauber
• $15-$20

Mission Parameters:
• 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!!

Full Moon Ride on the Cape Cod Canal

beaver full moon

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.

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.

Beautiful Oct. moon attached – thanks Roz!


Providence Bike Jam (PBJ), Zombie Ride


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.

Below are the video and photo movies. Enjoy

2019 PBJ Zombie Bike Ride from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

2019 PBJ Zombie Bike Ride Photos from John Sullivan on Vimeo.



Two…Two… Two Rides In One

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.

zombie bike ride

The Details

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.


Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition (RIBike) will be at Burnside Park passing out lights as part of their annual Light Up the Night initiative.

*this event is free

Schedule · Friday, October 25, 2019

4:30 PM – 6:15 PM
Face-Painting by Issac at Dash
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Light Snacks and Drinks at Dash
6:30 PM
Ride from Dash to Burnside Park
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Halloween / Zombie Bike Ride
9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Zombie Ride After party at Trinity Brewhouse