6/28/15 9:00am to 2:00pm
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6/29/14 (All day)
9am at Diamond HillMore details soon!
Saturday, June 7, 2014
There are a bunch of rides happening in Rhode Island every week, come check one out!
Ride after work Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. If evenings don't work for you, come find us on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Ride depends on conditions. Call or email Lennon to confirm.
This ride is condition dependent. Contact the ride's leader for more information.
The trails at Lincoln Woods are among the best in all of Rhode Island. Join us for a fun no-drop ride.
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This is a fun no-drop ride, not a race. The ride is held whenever conditions allow.
Contact me for more information or directions.
Normally we divide up into groups depending on how many people show up and how far or fast people want to ride.
Expect to see a lot of people at the start. This is one of Rhode Island's most popular rides. :-)
This ride is intended to show off one of the most popular riding areas in Rhode Island.
It is a relaxed, newer rider oriented ride intended to be fun, not fast or intimidating. It is always a no-drop ride.
Contact Alan Winsor for more details or any questions that you might have.
This is an intermediate ride but we usually have a relaxed pace group as well. No drop ride.
Midway parking lot at 9am.
4/26/14 8:30am to 1:00pm
West Greenwich, RI. Exit 6A Park and Ride
If you are looking to get out in the woods, have some fun, and stretch your skills, feel free to join us. The group will stop to play on skinnies, drops and other features along the way. We ride together, play together, teach and learn from on another. This is often a technical based ride for intermediate and up riders.
If you are looking for steady fast paced, high mileage, smooth single track, this is probably not the ride for you.
Starting time and location vary. The ride typically takes place on Sunday, but may change to Saturday due to weather or ride location. This is a year round ride, but revolves around ride leader availability.
Prudence Island is the largest island in the middle of Narragansett Bay with no bridge. There is daily ferry service from Bristol. The island is about 1.5 miles wide at the widest and about 7 miles long with about 2/3 under conservation or state control. When you look west as you go over the Mount Hope Bridge, you look over Hog to Prudence. From the Newport Bridge looking north, you see it centered in the bay.
Lincoln Woods State Park is one of the most enjoyable riding areas in all of Rhode Island. At 627 acres it may seem a little on the small size, especially considering that a lot of that area is taken up by Olney Pond, a deep water lake. But don't let its size fool you. Lincoln Woods hosts some of the best riding in the state.
I usually park in or near the main parking lot which is on your right after the front gate off Route 146. Then heading North on Only Road I try to ride all of the trails that I find on the right side of the road.
It's not possible.
Despite the many times that I've ridden here, and despite having a lot of "favorite trails" I am constantly lured off the trails that I know onto something I haven't seen before.
Many of the trails are old woods roads. Leading off of them are almost countless singletracks. It's hard to ride for more than a few hundred yards without encountering a new 'trail option'. And that's what keeps drawing me back to Lincoln Woods. Every one of my rides there is different. And each is just as much fun as the last.
The forest's many trails have a long history. Dating back to the early 1800's much of the land was farmed, then it was used as an experimental forest to demonstrate good forestry practices. All of it has been logged. Though you'd be hard put to realize that as you ride through Lincoln's many dense forest stands. Logging roads, farm roads, cart paths, horse and hiking trails all have existed, overlaying each other for more than a century. Giving today's trail users an almost unending variety of trails to explore.
Recently a new stable opened just outside the entrance to the park. The trails closest to the stable, right near the entrance and to the West of Quinsnicket Road, are closed to bikes. See the MAP. The trails in Zone "A" are to be exclusively for equestrian use. While the trails in Zone "B" are multiuse.
Expect to spend a lot of time exploring the trails here. It will take you a lot of time to figure out where they all go. But long before you do you'll find yourself thoroughly addicted to the stony, hilly trails of Lincoln Woods.
Note: RI NEMBA usually holds a food bank ride here every fall before Thanksgiving. It's an awesome ride! Check the RI NEMBA Facebook page for more details.
More information on Lincoln Woods can be found on the RI NEMBA website.
Cautions / Miscellany:
Riding the paved loop of Olney Road is a great way to recover after your ride. But be careful, it's a one way road with automobiles traveling in a counterclockwise direction. There is no charge for parking, but there is a fee to use the beach or to rent a picnic site. Maps are normally available at the park's entrances.
Submitted by Bill Boles Read more about Lincoln Woods State Park