Today was opening day of Rails to Trails and also Day 8 of 30 days of biking. The video tells the story.
2017 Rails to Trails Opening Day from John Sullivan on Vimeo.
It’s time to get your tickets to have your bike shipped to the starting line in Hopkinton. It’s thirty bucks plus another six for the commuter rail. It’s very much worth the money. The trucks fill up quickly so time is of the essence.
CLICK HERE to get your ticket. Stop thinking about it. Just do it fercryinoutloud. It’s going to be one of the best rides you have ever done.
BOSTON MIDNIGHT MARATHON BIKE from John Sullivan on Vimeo.
We will be riding the East Bay Bike Path at 9 AM. Meet at the Fort Hill parking lot for the start of the ride.
The weather has made the 30 days of biking challenge….well….a challenge. Three of the 5 days have been torrential rains. The good news is that all three have had evening windows allowing rides, albeit, short ones.
I did manage a dry, yet chilly ride to the gym this morning. Greg Loper mentioned the irony of a gym without a bike rack on 30 Days of Biking this morning. In Fairhaven, MA. the irony continues.
I am 5 for 5 so far and tomorrow’s forecast of heavy rains holding off till the afternoon is a good indication that the streak will continue.
It’s getting to be that time of year to begin doing some long rides. That may begin the weekend with one or two 30 milers. We’ll see.
It almost didn’t happen. Last year on this date we got a snow storm. This year, a wicked pissah Nor’easter with heavy rain and snow mix throughout the day put the ride in jeopardy. Around 8 PM the storm had abated but the night was sultry. I got the Scott SUB 40, (speedy urban bike, 40) lit up for a night ride and headed to the town center.
2016 30 days of biking day 1
The bike path was dark and deserted. A rabbit scooted across defying the odds of the two of us, the only two souls out, crossing paths. A mile out, and a mile back was the extent of the ride. Being out alone at night. witnessing the tail end of a storm heading out to sea, was priceless. I will tell people how nice, in spite of the stormy weather, the ride felt. Most, even many who ride bikes, will not understand. But there are those who will know this feeling.
2017 30 days of biking, day 1. Night ride. Down low glow light under the water bottle, Blinkey on the seat stem. Monkeylectric light on the front wheel. Head light on the front fork. All pimped out and no one saw me.
Two bicycle events are upon us. 30 Days of Biking, begins tomorrow April, 1. No fooling.
Find their spoke card, handouts and flyers at their Goodies page. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to join the community. And make the pledge to yourself and the world right here.
The second is Rails to Trails Opening Day on April 8th. Pledge to hit the trails at one of over 100 events across the country for a chance to win a Fuji bike!
Take the Pledge and Enter our Sweepstakes
Last year, Opening Day grew to include more than 20,000 trail lovers of every variety—but we believe this year’s celebration can be even bigger! Help us make 2017’s Opening Day the largest and most fun ever by taking the pledge to get out on the trail! You’ll have an amazing time—and you’ll be entered to win a special giveaway! Terms and conditions apply.
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Also, if you ever thought about a multi day bike tour, Rails to trails offers the ideal opportunity with the easy 6 day Sojourn. I have done three with them and can vouch that they are spectacular and very easy, moderate daily mileage rides.
—The Rail-trail Adventure of a Lifetime—
Spend six unforgettable days exploring two awesome trails—the legendary Great Allegheny Passage and beautiful Montour Trail—on RTC’s 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn. Ride with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy on this six-day summer bike excursion to experience Pennsylvania’s famous scenic wilderness, charming towns, beautiful tunnels, iconic sites and can’t-miss destinations. This fully supported rail-trail adventure vacation has great food, hot showers, flexible scheduling, fun evening activities, awesome optional trips—and the added benefit of supporting America’s trails!
Dates: June 18–23, 2017
Duration: Six days, five nights
Cost: Adult – $720; Child – $620
Tour Operator and Outfitter: Wilderness Voyageurs