On Thursday, September 14, 2017 Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will celebrate the opening of this 3.7 mile segment of the Blackstone River Bikeway. The celebration will begin at the historic “depot” site, 93 Canal St., Blackstone MA.
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Join the Blackstone River Bikeway Patrol on a “Ride of Discovery” to the grand opening celebration of a new segment of the Blackstone River Bikeway in Providence, RI.
The ride will start at the Slater Mill Historic Site (67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, RI), and ride the on-road section of the Blackstone River Bikeway to the celebration at the Gano Street Boat Launch, behind 133 Gano Street, Providence, RI.
If you wish to drive by car, the celebration starts at 2:00 p.m.
Join BHC’s Blackstone River Bikeway Patrol on their weekly “Ride of Discovery.” These volunteer will guide the ride from Slater Mill Historic Site in Pawtucket, RI onto the marked path of the Bikeway along city streets, ending on Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI. This ride is suitable for riders age 15 and older. Bring bike and helmet (required).
Upon returning to Slater Mill, the big screen alive through the Old Slater Mill Association’s outdoor film series celebrating America’s culturally rich immigrant communities. The evening’s film ‘The Secret of Grain” focuses on immigration and will be projected onto the side of Old Slater Mill’s bell tower. Bring your own seating & snacks.
Free admission, open to all.
For more background on the film being shown: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_of_the_Grain
Join BHC’s Blackstone River Bikeway Patrol on their weekly “Ride of Discovery.” These volunteers will guide the ride from the Front Street Parking Area (Front St., Lincoln, RI, about 1/4 mile west of Route 122), passing through a beautifully restored marsh wetland system at the former Lonsdale Drive-In, over the boardwalk and onto the marked path of the Bikeway along city streets. Stops include Valley Falls Heritage Park (Cumberland, RI), Pierce Park (Central Falls, RI), Chocolateville and on to Slater Mill Historic Site (Pawtucket, RI) and back. This ride is suitable for riders age 15 and older. Bring bike and helmet (required).
Join the volunteers of BHC’s Blackstone River Bikeway Patrol on their weekly “Ride of Discovery.” Volunteers will guide the ride which leaves from the Blackstone River State Park Visitor Center on I-295 Northbound (between exits 9 and 10). Cyclists will enjoy a ride through a section of the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park to the Pratt Dam. This will be an opportunity to learn interesting facts about the history and natural environment of the Blackstone River and Canal. The ride is open to the public, so please invite family and friends to join in. There is always so much to see and discover as we enjoy the sights & sounds of the along the Blackstone River & Canal. 6.75 miles round trip. Bring bike and helmet (required).
Join the Blackstone River Bikeway Patrol as they will guide you on a “Ride of Discovery.” As you pull into the driveway for the bikeway, notice the Veteran’s Monument and the old smokestack from the Glendale Mill. The land once owned by them has been repurposed into the Rivers Edge Recreation Complex. We will be riding to Manville where you will discover a kayak/canoe launch to the Blackstone River at Sycamore Landing. Come join us as we explore the history in recreational opportunities along the the Blackstone River.
6 miles round trip, helmets required.