Nature & Outdoors

Bike Friday

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by Josh Wood Friday April 24, 2009


A quick metro biking update

Bike to Work Day
Bike to Work Day, organized by the Providence Bicycle Coalition, falls on Friday, May 15. Pedal to Market Square in Providence between 7 and 8 am for food and speeches, and return between 3 and 6 pm for raffles, bike workshops, food, and more.
Bike to Work Day
Commuting by Bike

Monday Bike Trains
To get in shape for Bike to Work Day, you could catch a bike train on Mondays starting May 4. A bike train is a group of cyclists led by an experienced rider that stops at predetermined meeting points along a predetermined route. The bike train program offers safety in numbers and a chance for new bike commuters to ease into a routine with the help of seasoned riders. The West Bay route bisects Cranston via the Cranston Bike Path. Visit Bike Providence for more info. Here’s a map of the routes.

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Photo by mtr0212

[where: Cranston, RI 02910]

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