BIKE BLOCK ISLAND as a GREAT way to launch into summer fun with SECTA friends! Plan on a full and fun day!
We'll meet and take the Block Island Ferry over, go for a first ride out to the North Lighthouse to determine preferred pace, then break into groups according to comfort of speed. Then, we'll meander through and around the island at a casual, varied pace. Observe and absorb the natural beauty of the island. There are lockers at the ferry landing on Block Island for a small fee.
We can ride our bikes, walk on the beach, hike, shop, eat, repeat,. etc.,...
Please make arrangements to arrive at the New London Ferry Terminal at 2 Ferry Street, New London, at least 30 minutes before the departure time at 8:30am. That will ensure there is time to get tickets picked up, group collected and introduced and gear prepared BEFORE boarding time. Ferry return is 6:15pm,.. we will, hopefully, all be together for the meal before then!
Here is the link to the ferry website: https://www.goblockisland.com/
YOU MAY WISH TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS (INDIVIDUAL PASSAGE: $48.50 R/T, THEN ADD THE BICYCLE R/T ($20)) ONLINE IN ADVANCE- OR - YOU COULD PURCHASE TICKETS THAT MORNING - IF YOU DO, PLEASE BE SURE TO ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME (i.e. get there about 7:30am). PHONE IS[masked]
As the ferry company updates their info re: schedules and fees, I will update this posting. We will NOT be getting group rates, so EVERY person will need to make their own reservations, making sure it is including your bike fee.
We can meet up for dinner together before getting back on the ferry for return. We may ride in subgroups, but will dine as one big group.
TO BRING: Purchase (or purchase proof) of ferry ticket. Bike (hybrids are great for this outing,..), helmet (mandatory), Water (of course!), some kind of pack or bike storage, cash/credit for snacks and your dinner ($ for snacks on board the ferry). Wear layers,.. the boat will be chilly, we will warm up as we ride and play. Great attitude and a sense of humor.
BEFORE YOU RSVP: Please read and understand all of the information. We may have to limit the number of participants, so please be sure you update your RSVP if circumstances change. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE, and/or have not forwarded a picture, you will be on the wait-list until you post a picture or forward one. We will not be wandering the public ferry asking everyone with a bicycle whether that person is you (been there, done that, won't do it again).
**We usually get out to play no matter the weather, but will be watching the weather closely during the week prior and if there appears to be a risk of SEVERE weather, we will find a raindate.***
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**I am now tracking no-shows. If you need to change your rsvp, please do so as soon as you know. Stuff can happen and I do provide day-of contact info, so please be considerate of your leader(s) and co-adventurers, and don't leave us hanging out in the parking lot wondering if you are coming. **