Full Moon Rides.

Friday 10/11/19

Bike Ride this coming Friday!!!  There will be a Sunset/Moonlight ride on the East Bay Bike Path on Friday 10/11/19.
It’s time for another Sunset/Moonlight ride. The full moon is actually on Sunday the 13th, but there should be plenty of “Moon” a couple of days ahead. As an aditional bonus the Moonrise is at 5:39PM. By the time the sun sets at 6:10PM the moon should be visible.

The Details:   Date: Friday 10/11/19  — Location: EBBP off Rt 103 near Del’s Lemonade.
Time: Arrive: 5:30PM  —  Departure: 5:45PM promptly — Sunset: 6:10PM  —  Moonrise: 5:39PM

Name: Full Hunter’s Moon  —   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. Helmets are recommended, but not required. It’s a bike path fercryinoutloud. Take note that it is cooler after sunset and dress accordingly.

Sunday 10/13/19

AARP RI Sponsors Bike Newport Full Moon Ride, Newport, RI

AARP Rhode Island is pleased to sponsor the October Bike Newport Full Moon Ride on Sunday, October 13th. Join us for an enjoyable full moon ride from your bicycle seat! We’ll ride 12-14 miles from Newport’s most scenic by the light of the moon (skies cooperating) and our headlamps – from downtown Newport to Fort Adams, around the beautiful Ocean Loop and along the mansions of Bellevue Avenue before returning to Parlor Bar & Kitchen for refreshments and camaraderie.

This is a leisurely ride but you must be comfortable riding 12-14 miles on a road shared with other vehicles.  You are required to bring a bicycle, helmet, head light and water bottle. Questions about the ride? Call Allyson at Bike Newport (401) 619-4900.

  • When

  • Sunday, October 13, 2019
    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Where

  • Parlor Kitchen & Bar
    200 Broadway
    Newport, Rhode Island 02840

REGISTER for this free event

Sao Miguel, Acores

Sunday morning, the couple traveling with us asked for a ride to a church.  While they were doing whatever people do in churches, I decided to do something constructive by walking around the village and take some photos.

The place was a fishing town and the harbor was cooler than turning over a pillow at night. I got to experience life at it’s best. The other couple?   They chanted some, and gave away their money.  I wanted to suggest that they were adults, and too old to be believing in that stuff, but I fear their brainwashing is just to embedded.

Things That Fly

I always bring a camera on my daily bike rides.  Very often, none of the random pictures I take are seen by anyone else.  Days like today however a theme develops, and once I realize it, I make it a point to stick to it.  For lack of a better title, I’m going with, “things that fly.”


See that majestic blue heron in the background?


Let’s zoom in for a closer look.  Who knew?

Blue Herons look so cute from a distance

There are lots of better looking fowl on the waterways of Cape Cod

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.

Critical mass in Providence 001

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.