Monday, September 22, 2014

Autumn Eqinox Bike Ride

Welcome the Autumn Equinox with a Monday evening bike ride. Tonight Sept 22.

Where:   Meet at Corks Wine and Tapas Bar at the bottom of Union St. in New Bedford.

Parking anywhere downtown New Bedford or on Pier 3 Across from Corks.

Time:   Pedaling begins at 6PM

Route:   A 12.9 mile loop of Fairhaven and Mattapoisett:

The ride will be 95% off road following the Phoenix Bike Path to  Mattapoisett. The turn around spot is the bridge near  Camp Massasoit.  The return will take us off the path to travel back 200 years in time and ride through the farmlands of East Fairhaven, (around 1 mile of quiet road), before returning to the path at Gillette Rd.

The path will dump us at Fort St. and we will ride to Fort Phoenix and continue on the hurricane barrier to the middle of New Bedford Harbor. 

We will backtrack over the bridge to Corks for great Tapas and drink if you are so inclined.
Bring your camera.  There will be some spectacular photo opportunities.

Click Here for the GPS

Thursday, September 11, 2014

9-11 Memorial Ride

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 Distance 11 miles

The Flickr photos are HERE 

The Route is HERE

FBC Fairhaven joined the New Bedford Bike Committee and Yesteryear cycle for a 9-11 memorial ride.  An eleven mile spin from Yesteryear to the 9-11 memorial ceremony at the Acushnet, MA fire department.  The department has memorabilia from all three 9-11 sites.

The festivities ended at dusk with the raising of the American Flag to full staff.

Raising of the flag to full staff at dusk.

The ride ended as all FBC rides end with refreshments.  This day Yesteryear owner Kim provided the riders with pain easing, mood enhancing refreshments.

Also I promised the father and son team a link for instructions on how to urban ride.  HERE

Father and son team honoring the fallen of 9-11 with an eleven mile bike ride to the ceremony. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ride Under The Almost Full Moon

We will be joining the New Bedford Bike Committee for the 9-11 memorial ride on Thursday 9-11.

The Harvest moon will be two days past full but we can still call this a full moon ride.  Close enough, right?

This will be an 11 mile spin beginning at Yesteryear Cycle on Hathaway Rd. at 6PM.  The route will take us into the New Bedford Airport before connecting with Mt. Pleasant, Hathaway Rd, Kings Highway and Tarklin Hill Rd. to the Acushnet Police.  The riders can spend time visiting the 9-11 memorial before returning to Yesteryear.