NBW Flattest Century in the East

The Flattest Century in the East is a Narragansett Bay Wheelmen (NBW) ride Start: University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth Description: Great roads covering parts of southeast Massachusetts and neighboring Rhode Island. View the 2011 route at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/856676  Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course Continue reading NBW Flattest Century in the East

Westport MA ride

This is a Narragansett Bay Wheelmen ride, 13/25/44/50 miles, Start: Westport High School, Old County Rd, Westport, MA (map to start) Description: One of NBW’s most scenic rides, on country lanes wandering around Massachusetts’ southwestern coastline, past salt marshes, farms and meadows, and yes – glorious Horseneck Beach (lovely out of beach season but be careful of beach traffic in summer). There’s a quiet, optional detour to the relatively undiscovered Demarest Lloyd State Park’s beach. A traditional food stop is Davoll’s store in Russells Mills at the head of the Slocum river.Westport – Horseneck Beach – Dartmouth. 13-25-44-50 miles Route … Continue reading Westport MA ride

Bourne Cape Cod ride

NARRAGANSETT BAY WHEELMEN #130 THE CAPE CAPER Description:  Enjoy one of Narragansett Bay Wheelmen’s most scenic and popular rides. Ride by beaches, harbors, summer communities,bike paths, lighthouses, ponds, dunes, wetlands, woodlands,and boardwalks. Return along the Cape Cod Canal. Start:   Bourne High School, Bourne MA, Cape Cod Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course Continue reading Bourne Cape Cod ride

Norwich CT metric century

NBW Norwich CT Ride Description: narrow country roads lined with stone walls, large trees and historic colonial homes. Some of the descents will be blazingly fast. On the long ride the Hadley- Chester Ferry, operating since 1769, can offer you a short breather or you can visit Gillette Castle. The 45 mile and longer rides travel through beautiful Devils Hopyard Sate Park. Start:  Walmart, Old Salem Rd., Norwich CT.  Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course Continue reading Norwich CT metric century

Burrillville RI Bridge Ride

The NBW Burrillville Bridge Ride Start:  Burrillville RI High School  (map to start) Description:  Explore the NW corner of RI and the Massachusetts, very scenic and winding through  the mills and woodlands of Harrisville into Mass. The  longer rides venture north  to the back roads of Sutton, and the 50 mile ride goes further north  to Purgatory Chasm, Northbridge, and Whitinsville – expect hills. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course Continue reading Burrillville RI Bridge Ride

Greenville RI for Pete’s Sake Ride

NARRAGANSETT BAY WHEELMEN # 97 RIDE FOR PETE’S SAKE  Start:  : Apple Valley Mall, RT 44, Greenville, RI       (map to start) Description:   “This ride travels though old mill towns. Food stops at Slatersville Plaza (multiple stops at the 17 Mile mark) and East Wallum Lake Road (37 mile mark). The Park at the end of East Wallum Lake Rd is a good lunch Stop. Roads are rural back roads – it almost seems like you’re in Vermont or New Hampshire instead of Little Rhody!” Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file … Continue reading Greenville RI for Pete’s Sake Ride

Scituate Reservoir Ride, south from North Scitutate RI

NARRAGANSETT BAY WHEELMEN #84 SCITUATE RESERVOIR RIDE, SOUTH Distances:  10,  23 , or 37 mile rides Start:  North Scituate Town Commons, Rt 116 (Map to Start) Description:  An old favorite NBW ride around Rhode island’s largest (man-made) lake, with an extension into Foster. Somewhat hilly and challenging, the route meanders through many old villages (Scituate was first settled in 1710), with mills that prospered in the 19th century. In 1915 14,800 acres, containing houses, schools, churches, mills, farms, ice houses, post office,and an electric railway system were condemned by the state of Rhode Island to create the Scituate Reservoir. Route … Continue reading Scituate Reservoir Ride, south from North Scitutate RI