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East Bay Bike Path, Rhode Island

  • Oct 20, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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The East Bay Bike Path travels a scenic 14 miles along the Narragansett Bay shoreline. It passes through the towns of Bristol, Warren, Barrington and East Providence, linking eight parks along the way. The terrain is mostly flat, and presents a mixture of waterfronts, wildlife sanctuaries, open space and village centers.

We will travel a total of about 20-22 miles round trip. We will travel about 10 miles north towards East Providence, including a short excursion through Colt State Park. We will take a break and turn around in the area near Riverside, and travel south back to Bristol.

http://www.dot.ri.gov/bikeri/east_bay_bike_path.asp

There are a few good lunch spots within walking distance of Independence Park upon completion of the ride.

DIRECTIONS FROM BOSTON AREA

1.  Follow Route 24 South off I-93 into Rhode Island.

2.  Take RI Exit 2 (Portsmouth/Bristol) – Route 114 – Mount Hope Bridge

3.  Follow Route 114 to Bristol center. Ride over the Mount Hope Bridge and past Roger Williams University

4.   In Bristol center, turn left onto Franklin Street. Street ends at Independence Park.

Parking is at Independence Park.  Parking is free.

Paul Noe  will be the bike leader for this event.

Credit for this event suggestion, description and photos goes to Paul.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very well organized! Great leaders of the trail. The trail itself was beautiful with great water fronts.

    October 20, 2013

  • Paul

    Happy to hear everyone enjoyed the day. It's one of my favorite off-road bike rides, and is well worth the trip to RI. It was certainly good to spend the time with a great group of people!

    October 20, 2013

  • Tricia L.

    Great day! Thanks.

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Heidi

    Here is the everytrail map of this event. We traveled 29 miles!

    http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=2369804&code=8ab219d7c5dc4ac6b124f3192c6625bb

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Katie C

    Heidi and Paul, Thanks for another great ride. Views were incredible. Great group.

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Dan W

    Beautiful day, great people

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Paul and the whole group for a super lovely ride.

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Heidi

    Thank you to Paul for leading the group and organizing the logistics for this event.

    October 20, 2013

  • Sandy A.

    A really beautiful bike path, very scenic

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Jan

    will be with Gary starting in Providence and join Kim in Barrington

    October 20, 2013

    • Jan

      Hi Erica- will meet you in Providence

      October 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry, Jan, for changing my mind at the last minute. I don't do well biking in the cold. Enjoy!

      October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to wimp out on everyone, but I just got back from walking the dog, and I think it's just too cold for me to do a bike ride. Have a great time!

    October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry my car is acting up

    October 20, 2013

  • Gary

    will join Kim leaving from Barrington. As an FYI last time I drove from Providence to Colt state park it took over 45 min with Traffic.

    October 19, 2013

  • Gary

    Will meet you along the path as I typically start out at the Providence end. A lot easier for me to get to than the Bristol side

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do you anticipate a lot of heavy traffic in the area?

    October 1, 2013

    • Paul

      I doubt it. Route 24 is usually not crowded on a Sunday morning. Bristol is a small town, so no unforeseen problems there.

      October 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for mentioning route 24, Paul. I didn't even pay attention to the fact that you are starting in Bristol, since I've always started from a different lot. I certainly would have been confused to show up and find nobody there!

      October 19, 2013

  • Dennis

    Hello, I live in RI and ride the path round trip all the time....I never rode it "backwards" from Bristol.......but........you may want to think of going all the way to the bike lot in East Providence.........It's not much further, and one of the nicest sections of the path!

    Dennis

    2 · October 19, 2013

  • Paul

    My bike rack can fit one more bicycle. I can give a lift to someone passing south on I-95 from Dedham to Route 24. Independence Park has parking at the start of the path. If you cannot find an open spot, either check the nearby streets. There is also a restaurant named Agave just past the park that has parking next to the bike path.

    October 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Paul, Thanks! I will love to come with you if I get through the waitlist. Really hoping I make it to this meetup.

      October 16, 2013

    • Katie C

      If you still have room, I would take a ride.

      October 18, 2013

  • Heidi

    If you need to reach me on Sunday, you can leave a message here. I will be checking this event page for comments up until the 11:00 am on Sunday.

    October 17, 2013

  • Hanne S.

    I am not going to join you this time. It will be to short time for me to be back in Boston by 3PM. Enjoy the Ride.

    October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm coming from Watertown. Wouldn't mind carpooling.

    October 13, 2013

  • lori

    Anyone leaving from Boston that I could carpool with?

    October 1, 2013

    • tahng

      i'm coming from jamaica plain

      October 2, 2013

  • Hanne S.

    Just remembered, I have to be back in Boston by 2pm. So I am not sure if I can make it? Will we be back from biking at 1 PM?

    October 2, 2013

    • Paul

      I think you're cutting it real close, Ms Oktoberfest ;^) I'd assume a minmum of 2 hours to ride, unless you cut it short. A car ride from Bristol to downtown Boston is longer than an hour, probably closer to

      October 2, 2013

    • Paul

      90 minutes.

      October 2, 2013

  • Hanne S.

    sounds wonderful. Anyone from Boston that like to carpool?

    October 2, 2013

  • Mike B.

    I forgot its choir season at church so my partner isn't available to ride.

    October 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to do this, but I get out of church at 11. Any chance you might change the time to noon? I've been skipping church too much lately...

    October 1, 2013

  • Paul

    Plan on nearly a full day due to travel and about two hours for biking. We can try to coordinate on carpooling for this trip if there is interest.

    October 1, 2013

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