Blackstone River Volunteer Bikeway Patrol



Blackstone River Volunteer Bikeway Patrol

The Blackstone River Volunteer Bikeway Patrol
Schedule of Events
Spring/Summer 2008

The Bikeway Patrol is pleased to announce our schedule of upcoming events. All programs begin at 10 am at the Blackstone River State Park 295N Visitor Center, Lincoln, RI. They will be guided by the Volunteer in Parks Blackstone River Bikeway Patrol in partnership with the Peloton Bicycle Shop

Join us as we debut our team of volunteers on May 3 , 2008 at The CorridorKeepers Wellness Walk a Thon

Sunday Rides

May 11 Mother’s Day Ride Enjoy a coffee and a bagel before the ride. Present Mom with a gift bag courtesy of local day spas and Diva Designs Unique Handmade Jewelry

May 18 Maintenance Clinic Get your bike ready for the season with the help of our highly skilled mechanics from The Peloton

June 15 Father’s Day Ride Get Dad off the couch, give him time off from those Sunday chores and enjoy time together riding along the bikeway. Surprises for him before the ride and maybe even along the path!

June 29 Children’s Parade Arrrive early to decorate your bike with streamers, horns, bells and ribbons. Join our parade which will begin at 11. Also enjoy our bicycle safety clinic and get your helmet properly adjusted by one of our experts.

July 13 Interpretive Ride Guided tour highlighting the historical and natural significance of the bikeway, river, canal and Kelly House. Interpretation provided by our friends at Blackstone Valley Interpretors Network. Enjoy refreshments at the Kelly House.

July 27 Parents’ Day Ride A ride for the entire family to enjoy together. Fill your backpacks with a picnic lunch and enjoy the cool of the shade and the serenity of the flowing river.

Aug 10 Dog Days of Summer A cool themed ride. Join us for frozen lemonade and ice cream. Wear your favorite casual summer attire in traditional “tourist style”. Cool off with water balloon and squirt gun fights at the field by the Kelly House.

Aug 24 Back to School It’s time for the kids to go back to school but that doesn’t mean the end of the riding season. Some of the best fun is yet to come with the upcoming fall foliage (scheduled fall rides yet to be announced). We will be suppling the kids with gift bags of school supplies.

Sept 7 Grandparent’s Day Bring Grandma and Grandpa, Memere and Pepere, Noni and Nono. Ride or simply walk along the scenic bikeway. Coffee and juice will be served at the Visitor Center from 10:00-10:30.

Sept 21 End of Summer Ride Good bye hot summer days, hello cool fall rides.

Oct 5 Antique Bicycle Day Penny Farthings, Bone shakers,Colnago, Masi, Schwinn and more! Bring yours to show off or just come and admire the many ol’time bicycles of others. Prizes awarded for oldest, best refurbished and most rare bikes. .

Oct 19 End of Season Ride Blackstone River Volunteer Bikeway Patrol Appreciation Ride.
Thursday Senior Rides

Thursday Mornings 10am leaving from Blackstone Valley Outfitters, 2 Mendon Road Cumberland, RI. Located adjacent to the bikeway. Bikes may be rented for a small fee from BVO. Bikes are in limited supply and it is suggested that you call ahead to reserve your bike and helmet. Riders of all abilities welcome.

May 29
June 19
July 24 (evening ride at 6:30pm)
Aug 21

We are always interested in recruiting volunteers for our Volunteer Bikeway Patrol. Maybe you are already a V.I.P and want to stretch your wings or maybe you know a young person that is looking to do community service hours. It’s a great way to get involved in your community, make great friends, and learn about the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. Are you or someone you know interested in joining our group or maybe just volunteering to help host one of our scheduled events? If so, please contact:

VIP Karen Ciavarini
Blackstone Bikeway Patrol, Chairperson

Our Mission:
To create a visible presence on the bikeway by providing assistance and hospitality to visitors while offering historical, natural and cultural interpretation of the resources of this region.

In Partnership with:
Nat’l Parks Service
Dept of Enviromental Management
John H. Chaffee BRV National Heritage Corridor
Volunteers in Parks

Join Today!

Wellness Walk-a-thon
May 3,2008
Along the Bikeway
Meet our Volunteers
Business Sponsors

The Peloton Bicycle Shop
408 Eddie Dowling Highway rt 146A
North Smithfield RI
401 765 3275

Blackstone Valley Outfitters
2 Mendon Road
Cumberland, RI

We hope to see many of you out on the path. Look for our brightly uniformed Blackstone River Bikeway Patrol members along the bikeway. We are an all volunteer organization promoting the Bikeway and the many recreational uses it has to offer.

Safe Pedaling,

Karen Ciavarini
Blackstone River Bikeway Patrol, Chairperson
Volunteer in Parks

1 Comment

  • Bruce
    Apr 29, 2008 at 4:17 am

    Wow quite an ambitious schedule. Good luck.

    I saw a note on the news this morning about the walk a thon. Remember to walk left.

    Saturday walk a thons on the EBBP I have come across have been a hazard to navigation due to users all over the place. The BV path seems to have a higher ratio of walkers on the correct (left) side though.

    Thanks for all your efforts.