-Explore the Cape on quiet back roads.Follow the Buzzard’s Bay shore to
Woods Hole, then on to Falmouth, heading back past ponds and pine woods,
finishing with a run along the Cape Cod Canal. The long ride crosses railroad tracks several times – take
care on the acute-angled crossings
-This ride is close to home, yet very scenic with some fine stretches of
farmland. Short ride goes through Arnold Mills. The longer rides go by
the Diamond Hill Reservoir, and the Big Apple orchard in Sheldonville.
50-miler heads north to Medway, returning thru Franklin and Wrentham.
-This is one of the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen club rides. Lots of rolling hills through northwestern Rhode Island.
The ride is an annual Boston tradition where over 1,000 people bike the same route as the Boston Marathon the night before Marathon Monday. The roads are not closed off but open to vehicle traffic (and bicycles are vehicles!) – The ride is not a race nor is it a paid event; it is however a pretty unique community experience, a fun way to meet people, and a decent workout.
Due to the organic and non-commercial nature of the ride, there is no official support crew during the actual bike ride; that said, due to the community nature of the ride, it is usually very easy to get help.
-The TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI offers 32,000 cyclists the
opportunity to bike through all five boroughs–Manhattan, The Bronx,
Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island–on streets totally free of traffic.
The event is co-produced by Bike New York and the New York City
Department of Transportation.
– Ten Speed Spoke bike shop in Newport R.I. sponsors a really nice ride around the island
annually on the Thursday closest to the Solstice. They provide
pre-ride fruit and drinks and post ride pizza, water, soda, and this
year ale. You got a ticket for two drinks after signing the waver with
the ride rules.
–Starting in Swansea, the ride travels into Somerset along the
the Woonasquatucket River from Providence to bucolic North Smithfield
on our 50/27/10/5 mile bike-a-thon fundraiser for the
Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council. The Woony Ride brings out
families and avid cyclists from the all over the region to enjoy the
beauty of the Woonasquatucket River, a historic asset to the state of
Rhode Island. It’s a fully supported ride and it ends with an
after-party at Waterplace Park in Downtown Providence – live music,
food, and awesome prizes for fundraisers!