It’s Not September 10. It’s Thursday Night. October 1

This is a rescheduled ride due to bad weather.

OCT 1, 2020

Operation Konami Code: 1980’s #NBPUBPEDAL

Public · Hosted by New Bedford Starchasers

Meet: 6:00pm / Launch: 6:30pm
Launchpad: Buttonwood Park Community Center
Distance: 10-light years
Theme: 1980s Video Games

Dress in your favorite 80s costume or gaming outfit and get on your bike, skateboard, wheelchair, roller skates, kick scooter, or any other wheels that get you into the groove. We’re doing the time warp again on a bicycle pub crawl through the New Bedford Starsystem! 2020 is running low on pixels and it’s up to the Starchasers to travel back to the 1980’s for some video game-themed antics!

Beginning with a sling-shot maneuver around the Buttonwood Park Constellation, we will begin our descent into the time vortex. Our flight plan includes stops at 4 local space cantinas, including an extended shore leave at lunar base PLAY Arcade at the edge of the dNB Quadrant. This will be an approximately 8-light year mission, flying at the speed of funk.

This 21+ event is free, open to the public, and cosmically inclusive. All human-powered and assistive wheels are welcome.

Masks and physical distancing strongly encouraged.

Saturday Morning Ride

A ride is planned for Saturday 9/26/20. 

The Details:
Date: Saturday 9/26/20. 
Location:  EBBP off Rt 103 near Del’s Lemonade. 

Set you GPS to 65 Child St. Warren R.I.

Arrive: 8:45AM 
Departure: 9:00AM promptly 

This ride will be a leisurely and appropriate for all levels of riding experience. 
Distance is flexible.  As the ride is on the East Bay Bike Path it’s easy for anyone to return to their car if they are tired. 

Bring water, snacks, cameras and anything else you might want or need. 
Helmets are optional. It’s all bike path riding.

Please take note:  As organized rides are not happening at this time, this should be considered a casual,  unorganized (disorganized???) ride.  Appropriate social distancing,  wearing of masks if that’s not possible etc. should be observed.  If we’re going to do this it should be done as safely as possible. 

Hope to see you there. 

Rain cancels the ride.

Operation Superposi: a New Moon Dance Party


Saturday at 6 PM 46–63°F

Meet: 6:00p / Launch: 6:30p.
Launchpad: Buttonwood Park Community Center
Distance: 10-light years, flying at the speed of funk.

Put on your brightest colors, light-up your spaceship, and join the NB Starchasers & New Moon for a superposi dance party experience under the stars!

This mission is free, open to the public, and cosmically inclusive! All human-powered and assistive wheels are welcome!

Please, respect your fellow space travelers. Wear a mask, maintain physical distancing, and observe all safety protocol

Sunday Bike Ride

On Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 9 am to 3 pm

South Coast Bikeway Alliance members will be celebrating Bay State Bike Month and the South Coast Bikeway with our third annual PEDAL FOR THE PATH ride by bicycling from Horseneck Beach State Reservation in Westport, through Dartmouth, New Bedford, Fairhaven and Mattapoisett before returning back to the start. Please join us! Ride the whole route or select a portion. The choice is yours. Just join us to show your support. Alliance representatives will be located along the route in each community to welcome you and share the news of the bikeway in their city or town.

This will be a socially distanced casual ride with no registration fee though donations are welcome.

-Masks are required when we gather at stops and can’t maintain six feet of separation.
-Helmets are mandatory.
-Bring water and snacks.

We will NOT be able to offer ride support, traffic controls, or pre- and post-gatherings.

Instead, we encourage people to ride on their own, with the opportunity to meet SCBA representatives at key intersections.
We have lots of news to share!

Please register, so we know how many to look for.

As always, you can donate here: or mail a check to South Coast Bikeway Alliance ℅ SRPEDD, 88 Broadway, Taunton, MA 02870.

All donations will be used as matching funds in our efforts toward designing and building the SouthCoast Bikeway. We have been successful getting grants, but funders expect us to provide matching funds. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Distances are noted: one-way (round-trip)
WESTPORT HORSENECK BEACH Reservation to Mattapoisett : 26.8 (53.6 RT) miles
Starting at 9 am.
Westport and Swansea Representatives will be on site at 8 am.

DARTMOUTH YMCA to Mattapoisett: 16.8 (33.6 RT) miles
Starting at 10:30 am
Dartmouth and SRPEDD Representatives will be on site at 9:30 am

NEW BEDFORD Pier 3 to Mattapoisett: 6.8 (13.4 RT) miles
Starting at 12:00 pm
New Bedford Representatives will be on site from 11:00 am.

FAIRHAVEN Phoenix Rail Trail to Mattapoisett: 4 (8 RT) miles
Starting at 12:30 pm
Fairhaven Representatives will be on site from 11:30 am on the Phoenix Path at Main ST.

MATTAPOISETT – Mattapoisett Representatives will be on the Mattapoisett Rail Trail at Mattapoisett Neck Rd to share the latest news of the progress of the Shining Tide portion of the Mattapoisett Rail Trail from 11:30 am. Marion and Wareham Representatives will also be on site from 11:30 am at Mattapoisett Neck RD/MRT location.

RETURN ROUTE in reverse – Mattapoisett to Westport or your original starting point. 1:30 pm departure
Start times are approximate. SCBA reps will be on hand one hour prior to the start times.

Night Riding

A group of friends does a full moon ride every month. It’s in Rhode Island and is a little over a thirty minute drive. I wasn’t in the mood to do a thirty mile ride tonight and instead did two 15ish mile evening rides in town.

My mini tripod is broken which prevented me from taking any videos or photos after dusk. I need the tripod for block photography. For the novice, to do block photography, set the camera to manual, and take for or five photos. For the first, hold the shutter open for 3 seconds, the next for 6 seconds, the next for 12 and the fourth for 24 seconds. One of those photos will be near perfect. There can be no movement of the subject when using this technique. Generally it’s for inanimate objects.

I did get a few photos before the light faded.

I Spoke er…Wrote Too Soon

I published then deleted a rant about using this site.  A bit of reflection reminded me that we can find anything on the web.   I went to DuckDuckGo and asked how to revert to classic editor in WordPress.  Turns out, it’s a one click fix, and I can indent all my paragraphs.

When you are on the editing screen, click on the ‘. . .’ settings icon in the upper right corner of the editing screen and click on Switch to Classic Editor option from the list. (See the screenshot below)

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