Riding in Providence, RI



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Td

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Going to up in Providence RI for a week and was wondering about any local rides or places to go
riding. Thanks for any help.
 
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Nyrides

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If you can get to East Providence, get on the East Bay Bike Path to Bristol. Do a search for the
path online for more info!

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> Going to up in Providence RI for a week and was wondering about any local rides or places to go
> riding. Thanks for any help.
 
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Archer

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In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
> Going to up in Providence RI for a week and was wondering about any local rides or places to go
> riding. Thanks for any help.

Check out the website of the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen: www.nbwclub.org. They run an organized ride
every weekend, and point you to maps for the various RI bike trails.

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Carol Cohen

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I agree, www.nbwclub.org is your best source for upcoming group rides and also info on the local
trails. One more piece of advice when biking in RI: watch out for the local drivers who are
notorious for not signaling before turns!

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> Going to up in Providence RI for a week and was wondering about any local rides or places to go
> riding. Thanks for any help.
 
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Nyrides

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You'll find a map and other info at www.eastbaybikepath.com

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Low-Impact Rides in the NY/LI region www.geocities.com/NYRides "NYRides" <[email protected]>
wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> If you can get to East Providence, get on the East Bay Bike Path to
Bristol.
> Do a search for the path online for more info!
>
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> Low-Impact Rides in the NY/LI region www.geocities.com/NYRides "TD" <[email protected]> wrote
> in message news:[email protected]...
> > Going to up in Providence RI for a week and was wondering about any
local
> > rides or places to go riding. Thanks for any help.
> >
>
 
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C . Porter

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On Wed, 26 Mar 2003 07:14:03 -0500, "TD" <[email protected]> wrote:

|Going to up in Providence RI for a week and was wondering about any local |rides or places to go
riding. Thanks for any help.
|

Best way to see Newport(the mansions, the whole bit) is by bike, IMHO.
 
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Major Malfuncti

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If the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen are still operating, I have not lived there for more then 20 years
but I do believe they are alive and well, check in with them. They have one of the most experienced
clubs around with some really scenic rides. When I lived in the area, one of my favorites was going
down to Galilee and the fishing areas. The North country is also very pretty as I remember.

"C. Porter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 26 Mar 2003 07:14:03 -0500, "TD" <[email protected]> wrote:
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> |Going to up in Providence RI for a week and was wondering about any local |rides or places to go
> riding. Thanks for any help.
> |
>
> Best way to see Newport(the mansions, the whole bit) is by bike, IMHO.
 
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Archer

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In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
> On Wed, 26 Mar 2003 07:14:03 -0500, "TD" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> |Going to up in Providence RI for a week and was wondering about any local |rides or places to go
> riding. Thanks for any help.
> |
>
> Best way to see Newport(the mansions, the whole bit) is by bike, IMHO.

I would agree, but it's not easy to get from Providence to Newport by bike. You could take the RIPTA
bus and put your bike in the rack, though.

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Archer

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In article <[email protected]delphia.net>, [email protected] says...
> If the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen are still operating, I have not lived there for more then 20
> years but I do believe they are alive and well, check in

They are still alive and well, and running weekly rides all over the state.

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Carol Cohen

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> From: archer <[email protected]_hotmail.com>

>> Best way to see Newport(the mansions, the whole bit) is by bike, IMHO.
>
> I would agree, but it's not easy to get from Providence to Newport by bike. You could take the
> RIPTA bus and put your bike in the rack, though.
>
It's easy! You can bike the East Bay Bike Path starting almost in downtown Providence (just across a
short flat bridge, then you're on it) all the way to Bristol, then you bike across the truly
beautiful Mt. Hope bay bridge, and you're on the island that includes Newport. Only about 15 miles
south, and you can visit those mansions. Probably about a 60-mile round trip, just one full day with
landscape and lunch.

Get the free RI bike map at any LBS.

C.C.
 
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Archer

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In article <BAAF1C19.49228%[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
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> > From: archer <[email protected]_hotmail.com>
>
> >> Best way to see Newport(the mansions, the whole bit) is by bike, IMHO.
> >
> > I would agree, but it's not easy to get from Providence to Newport by bike. You could take the
> > RIPTA bus and put your bike in the rack, though.
> >
> It's easy! You can bike the East Bay Bike Path starting almost in downtown Providence (just across
> a short flat bridge, then you're on it) all the way to Bristol, then you bike across the truly
> beautiful Mt. Hope bay bridge, and you're on the island that includes Newport. Only about 15 miles
> south, and you can visit those mansions. Probably about a 60-mile round trip, just one full day
> with landscape and lunch.

Well, I wouldn't want to ride across the Mt. Hope Bridge, or down West Main road, on a bike with the
traffic and the lack of any shoulder.

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Carol Cohen

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>>>
>>> I would agree, but it's not easy to get from Providence to Newport by bike. You could take the
>>> RIPTA bus and put your bike in the rack, though.
>>>
>> It's easy! You can bike the East Bay Bike Path starting almost in downtown Providence (just
>> across a short flat bridge, then you're on it) all the way to Bristol, then you bike across the
>> truly beautiful Mt. Hope bay bridge, and you're on the island that includes Newport. Only about
>> 15 miles south, and you can visit those mansions. Probably about a 60-mile round trip, just one
>> full day with landscape and lunch.
>
> Well, I wouldn't want to ride across the Mt. Hope Bridge, or down West Main road, on a bike with
> the traffic and the lack of any shoulder.

If you avoid rush hour, the Mt. Hope bridge is no problem. At the highest point you can pull your
bike off the roadway and onto one of the balconies, for a rest and a magnificent view. And once
you've crossed, you'll go down Main Rd. only a short distance before you turn off and take parallel
streets. For example, Burma Rd. on the west side is now all bike road.

A few years ago, I took a NBW ride called the "Four Bridges" ride which started in Newport, crossed
westward on the big Pell Bridge (with police escort), went north along the coast roads to downtown
Providence, crossed the bridge to E. Prov., took the bike path to Bristol, crossed the Mt. Hope
Bridge, and then we rode back to Newport. About 67 glorious miles.

Just like biking everywhere, ride in groups of 2 or 3 with blinkers on the rear, wear bright
clothing, avoid rush hours and you'll do OK. I ride alone but I also use a dayglo flag on a pole and
a rear-view mirror. Discretion is the better part of valor.

C.C.
 
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Archer

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In article <BAAF362E.49246%[email protected]>, [email protected] says...

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> > Well, I wouldn't want to ride across the Mt. Hope Bridge, or down West Main road, on a bike with
> > the traffic and the lack of any shoulder.
>
> If you avoid rush hour, the Mt. Hope bridge is no problem. At the highest point you can pull your
> bike off the roadway and onto one of the balconies, for a rest and a magnificent view. And once
> you've crossed, you'll go down Main Rd. only a short distance before you turn off and take
> parallel streets. For example, Burma Rd. on the west side is now all bike road.

Oh, yeah! I forgot about Burma Rd. I used to ride it when I was stationed at the Navy base.

> A few years ago, I took a NBW ride called the "Four Bridges" ride which started in Newport,
> crossed westward on the big Pell Bridge (with police escort), went north along the coast roads to
> downtown Providence, crossed the bridge to E. Prov., took the bike path to Bristol, crossed the
> Mt. Hope Bridge, and then we rode back to Newport. About 67 glorious miles.

That would be a fun ride; do you know if they are going to do it again any time soon?

> Just like biking everywhere, ride in groups of 2 or 3 with blinkers on the rear, wear bright
> clothing, avoid rush hours and you'll do OK. I ride alone but I also use a dayglo flag on a pole
> and a rear-view mirror. Discretion is the better part of valor.

For sure!

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it's morning".

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archer <[email protected]_hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:<[email protected]>...
> In article <BAAF362E.49246%[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
>
> ...
>
> > > Well, I wouldn't want to ride across the Mt. Hope Bridge, or down West Main road, on a bike
> > > with the traffic and the lack of any shoulder.
> >
> > If you avoid rush hour, the Mt. Hope bridge is no problem. At the highest point you can pull
> > your bike off the roadway and onto one of the balconies, for a rest and a magnificent view. And
> > once you've crossed, you'll go down Main Rd. only a short distance before you turn off and take
> > parallel streets. For example, Burma Rd. on the west side is now all bike road.
>
> Oh, yeah! I forgot about Burma Rd. I used to ride it when I was stationed at the Navy base.
>
>
> > A few years ago, I took a NBW ride called the "Four Bridges" ride which started in Newport,
> > crossed westward on the big Pell Bridge (with police escort), went north along the coast roads
> > to downtown Providence, crossed the bridge to E. Prov., took the bike path to Bristol, crossed
> > the Mt. Hope Bridge, and then we rode back to Newport. About 67 glorious miles.
>
> That would be a fun ride; do you know if they are going to do it again any time soon?
>
> > Just like biking everywhere, ride in groups of 2 or 3 with blinkers on the rear, wear bright
> > clothing, avoid rush hours and you'll do OK. I ride alone but I also use a dayglo flag on a pole
> > and a rear-view mirror. Discretion is the better part of valor.
>
> For sure!

I rode over the Mt. Hope Bridge, and someday I'll put my heart back in place. I went early A.M. with
no traffic and took a whoe lane, I wasn't moving anywhere near the railings,the view was great
 
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H. M. Leary

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In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] (ed) wrote:

> archer <[email protected]_hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> > In article <BAAF362E.49246%[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
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> > ...
> >
> > > > Well, I wouldn't want to ride across the Mt. Hope Bridge, or down West Main road, on a bike
> > > > with the traffic and the lack of any shoulder.
> > >
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I did this ³ride² many years ago on a Raleigh English 3 speed. It wa s just as terrifying then.

Of course in those days, one had to take the ³Hammonton² or the ³Govenor Carr² ferry out of Newport.
Cost all of a dime. Had to walk accross the old Jamestown Bridge to Saunderstown.

Oh the memories!

Spring was here...for a day.

HAND

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