Past Meetup

Blackstone River Valley Bikeway Ride


Blackstone Valley Visitor Center

I-295 North Rest Area · Lincoln, RI

How to find us

Between Exits 9 and 10 on the northbound side of I-295


Before signing up for this event, please read and understand the entire Write-Up and the Liability Waiver. By signing up for or attending this event you, and any guests that accompany you, agree to the terms of the Liability Waiver.

Difficulty: Easy, Level 1. Fairly flat, with one short steep section.

Distance: About 8 miles RT, maybe more if we agree.

Duration: 2½-3 hrs

Helmet: Required!

Spare tube and tools: Required! (No fun when you have to walk it back.)

Just a short, easy morning cruise through some pretty, historic scenery. Out and back, about 4 miles each way. Should be wrapped up by noon. The path is paved, all types of bikes will work. Bring water, snacks, and bug and sun protection. A helmet and a flat tire kit are mandatory.

9:00 sharp, please.


"Hey Mom, can I go outside and play?"

A couple of serious points:

-The ticks are looking for you. Permethrin works best. (On your boots and clothing, not on your skin.) Use DEET or Picaridin on your skin.

-Hydrating well prior to hitting the trail and carrying additional water on the trail is a must. Bring water!

-Wear clothing appropriate for the weather, keeping in mind that you will heat up quickly! Synthetic wicking and ventilating materials throughout every layer are best for keeping you dry while sweating. Avoid cotton! Wet clothing can cause hypothermia even above freezing.

-Wear appropriate footwear!

-Lastly, please take a few minutes to check out the tabbed sections in the menu banner at the top of this page. There truly is some awfully good info in there, especially in the 'Pages' section, all intended to help you in becoming a wiser, safer, and happier hiker.

Liability Waiver:

As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.

Safety First!