As part of the 40th anniversary of the Adventure Cycling Association, Well Rounded Events is coordinating an independent celebration of bicycle travel.
Date: June 4 through 5.
Where: Rhode Island and Massachusetts
Daily Miles: ~45
Accommodations: Camping for 1 night at Horseneck Beach State Campground
Luggage: Carry your own!
Food/Cooking: Included, but shared cooking, groceries procured on the way. Saturday Dinner, Sunday Breakfast and fixins for Sunday Lunch included in the price.
What to bring: Change of Clothes, Tent, Sleeping Bag/Pad, Cup, Plate, Utensils.
Gather on Saturday at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Providence, easily accessed from I-195 at 9am. We’ll be on the road by 10, giving us plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely trip and have time to stop and do some sightseeing.
Ride from Providence RI along the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay on one of the oldest and most popular multi-use trails in the nation. From there, cross to Aquidneck Island briefly to reach the states newest bridge with bicycle facilities to reach Tiverton. From there, we take a leisurely set of mostly quiet back roads to reach one of Massachusetts best beaches and campgrounds, Horseneck Beach. Estimated ride distance is 42 miles of mostly flat, mostly low traffic.
On Sunday, we’ll ride back a slightly different route and pass through Fall River, MA, passing Battleship cove to reach the new Veteran’s Memorial Bridge linking Fall River and Swansea with a bike facility. From there we’ll have a straight shot back to Warren RI and the East Bay path to return to Providence. Estimated ride distance is 43 miles of mostly flat, except Fall River.