Join us for the scenic bike riding in the Heritage Corridor RI.
About the Blackstone River Bikeway
One of the most exciting projects currently underway in the Heritage Corridor is the construction of the Blackstone River Bikeway. When completed, this bikeway will extend forty-eight miles from downtown Worcester, MA to India Point Park in Providence, RI. From there it will connect with the existing East Bay Bike path and continue on to Bristol, RI.
The bikeway will serve as an alternate mode of transportation for commuters as well as the region's premiere recreational bicycle facility, connecting New England's second and third largest cities serving a population of more than 1 million.
Currently almost 22 miles of the Bikeway have been completed, including about 14 miles of paved, off-road bike path.
We will ride the 11-mile section between Valley Falls in southern Cumberland to the terminus in Woonsocket. We will begin at the parking lot on Rte. 116 in Lincoln. We will ride south to the Valley Falls end and then head north to the Woonsocket end before returning to the parking lot. There will be an opt-out when we pass by the access path to the parking lot on Rte. 116 as we ride towards the northern end.
The total distance is 22 miles for those who ride up and back. We will ride at a moderate pace, around 10-12 mph with a few breaks.
Event Rating; 2
Distance; 22 miles
Duration; 2 1/2 - 3 Hours
Bring plenty of water, a snack, helmet, repair kit (spare tube/ flat repair.
You may also want to use sunscreen, although most of the trail is shaded.
Both Road bike and hybrids bike are fine for this ride.
Since it is still during the pandemic, please bring facemask and keep at least 20 feet and above distance to each other while riding.Directions:
Route 116 parking area | 690 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, RI
Mike has been biking since junior high and has been leading rides with the AMC since he moved here in the 1990's. He leads rides from evening rides to local day trips to regional weekends to week long tours in New England and in Tuscany and the Czech Republic for AMCs Adventure Travel Program.