Saturday Morning Ride

CAFE TOUR STARTING FROM FORT HILL SATURDAY 9AM

For directions to Fort Hill bike path access search for directions to intersection of Mercer Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway in East Providence through Google Maps or GPS. Parking is overlooking the river on the West side of the highway.

Saturday A chance of showers, mainly after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 69. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible

FBC- Fairhaven, MA 9-11 Memorial Ride Under The Full Moon

9-11 Memorial Ride
9-11 Memorial Ride

FBC Fairhaven joined the New Bedford Bike Committee and Yesteryear cycle for a 9-11 memorial ride.  An eleven mile spin from Yesteryear to the 9-11 memorial ceremony at the Acushnet, MA fire department.  The department has memorabilia from all three 9-11 sites.

Click the link below for the full story and photos.

FBC- Fairhaven, MA.

This Weekend Rides 9/11-9/14

The Cafe Ride in Bristol, R.I.
The Cafe Ride in Bristol, R.I.

All rides are open to anyone. No membership or fees required.

Thursday September 11   9/11 Memorial Ride  Start at Yesteryear Cycles on Hathaway Rd. FBC Fairhaven, Wareham bike and Fall River Bike will join this New Bedford Bike ride
This Thursday is the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in PA, DC, and of course, the WTC in New York.
We are doing an 11 mile ride to commemorate the date. Beginning at Yesteryear Cyclery @6pm, the turn around point will be at the Acushnet Fire Dept’s 9/11 Memorial for a stop, to pay our respects to those we lost on that day. If you haven’t seen the memorial yet, it’s worth the trip. It has artifacts from The Pentagon, the field near Shanksville, PA, and the center piece, a monument using a 6 foot beam from WTC.
As this is later in the day, it is a short ride, giving anyone on the ride, the opportunity to spend as much time as they want at the memorial! All are invited!!!

Yesteryear

Saturday September 13   East Bay Bike Path Cafe Ride.   A casual ride beginning at Fort Hill in East Providence to Bristol R.I.  We lollygag in Bristol over a light breakfast and coffee before returning to East Providence. (Fort Hill is the large parking lot closest to India Point).

Sunday September 14th.  Narragansett Bay Wheelmen Hope Valley-extra ride.

Route
Hope Valley-Charlestown-Richmond
Directions
Start at the Stop & Shop Plaza, Rt 138, Richmond, RI. Take I-95 South to Exit 3-A; go left at the exit and left into the
plaza parking lot. Please park well away from the stores. (Note: This lot is just on the other side of Rt. 95 from our old
start in the Chariho Plaza, which we have been told not to use.)
 
Drive Time
40 minutes from Providence
 
Description
This popular ride was created by Tina Williams to include many of our favorite roads in this area. The basic ride is a
scenic 18 mile loop, with the possibility of taking 3 extra loops. Choose 1, 2 or all 3 loops. Loop #3’s return along Rt. 3 is
one of RI’s best downhills. This ride was formerly called the Hope Valley Extra, but we took out the challenging “hero”
loop, so there is no extra this year.

Bike The Bay Series

Small Craft Warnings
Small Craft Warnings
Waiting patiently for the bridge to open to land traffic.
Waiting patiently for the bridge to open to land traffic.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition organized a series of bike rides leading up to the Buzzards Bay Coalition Watershed Ride on October 5th.  Today was the fifth of six training rides taking the group on an 18 mile spin along the waterfronts of New Bedford and Fairhaven, MA.

The day started out misty with a strong easterly breeze.  Actually it was a strong wind that stiffened any flag that dared to fly.  Small craft warnings were posted for Buzzards Bay and Clarks Cove making half the ride a pretty good workout. Eventually the sun broke through and the humidity settled just in time to end the ride.

BIKE THE BAY SERIES from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

Rides This Weekend

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East Bay Bike Path with Providence skyline.

Fall River bike has two rides this weekend.

Mike K of Bike Fall River will be a group on part of the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen famous Chourico ride.
Thursday – September 4, 2014 Meet up at the Bristol Community College far north parking lot (Near Valentine Street) at 5:15pm – ride starts at 5:30pm – the ride is approximately 18 miles and it will be all on-road. There are some hills. This ride is for experienced bike riders who are comfortable with on-road riding. Since the riders will be finishing up around sunset riders need to have reflectors, head lights and rear lights. Make sure to wear a helmet. Bring water. Rain cancels ride.
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Ride 2 – Friday night sunset ride – This Friday, September 5th at 6:30pm we will ride the East Bay Bike Path to view the sunset at Colt State Park at 7:15pm. We will meet at the parking lot that is located on the first left after Dels Lemonade in Warren on Route 103.
Make sure to have headlights and rear lights, reflectors, helmet and water. If some don’t have lights attaching flashlight to handle bars is an option…be creative and be seen!!! This ride will be on flat ground. Beginners are welcomed. More experienced cyclists will lead and take up the rear of the group.

Saturday:   The East Bay Bike Path cafe ride.   Leaves Fort Hill in East Providence at 9AM.  Ride to Bristol, have a light breakfast and/or coffee before returning on this flat easy paced 27 mile loop.

                   Option 2 on Saturday:   Meet at Pope Park in New Bedford for the South Coast Bikeway Summer Series ride. An easy 15 mile spin though the city of New Bedford beginning at 10 AM.

 

Seakonk Southern Ride

Distance: 50.73 mi

Time: 4:15:47

Avg Speed: 11.9 mph

Elevation Gain: 1,165 ft

Calories: 3,517 C

Here is the route

Seakonk Southern from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

It’s been a while since I did a 50 mile ride. Not since my tour in June. I thought about taking the 28 mile option, didn’t, and rued that decision many times during the extra 20 miles of hills and wind. In the end, like usual, I was glad I did it.

Well over a hundred riders showed for this popular club ride with it’s 18/29/52 mile options. There weren’t many there when I finished as the video shows but I do tend to stop a lot, usually to look at my map and turn around to get back on course.

The next local ride is Saturday, Sept, 6 with the New Bedford Bike group. Meet at Popes island early enough for a 10 AM start for a ride into and around the city.

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Sunday Bike Rides.

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Sunday is the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen’s weekly ride. Starting at Seakonk High School, NBW has arrowed 15/28/50 mile options. This is an relatively flat ride with arrows painted on the road giving clear directions. Riders leave in ability groups. If you ride a +20MPH pace there is a group for you. If you ride a 10 MPH pace, there is a group for you.  If you haven’t gone out with the Wheelmen this is a great ride to give them a try. HERE is the ride schedule.  Here is the map

If you like hills the Fall River Bike group is hosting a ride beginning in Somerset. Meet-up time 8:45am – Bike ride will start 9:00am – The group will meet in Somerset – at the Park and Ride across from Webster Bank – near the Old Brightman Street Bridge – corner of Route 138, and the former part of Route 6.

The ride will be all on-road – some minor hills – approximately 20 miles – not for beginners – make sure to bring water and a snack