Impact on the NBW

July 28, 2020

Recently the NBW Board of Directors discussed resumed group riding. In order to be best prepared for this discussion, I spoke to the Rhode Island Department of Health. The state sporting activity guidelines for Phase 3 are not specific to our club rides since we have different groups of riders each week and the majority are considered to be at a vulnerable age. A COVID dedicated nurse provided me with the complete list of requirements we would have to follow, which include riding in pods, contact tracing and keeping riders over age 65 distanced at 16 feet or more. She also stated that no drafting would be allowed.

In Massachusetts, outdoor activities such as outdoor, organized athletic or recreational events that gather large numbers of participants or spectators outdoors are prohibited until further notice.

In light of the heavy burden to ensure our riders are safe and that we are following protocols for the state, we have decided not toresume rides. At least for the time being.

However, we still want you to ride.The club has many maps, and rides on RidewithGPS. We are looking into having volunteers resume arrowing so that there will be fresh arrows out on the road and the membership can ride these routes at their leisure.

Please reach out with any questions. Be safe, be well.
Michelle Cortes-Harkins
NBW President

30 Day Ride Calendar* NBW Rides cancelled as of March 16 2020 until further notice
  Useful for your independent rides:
NBW maps by geographic area
, Map of NBW riding area, NBW maps by number

These rides are currently arrowed: #47 Lakeville Tour (White arrows), #67 Our Lady Queen of Martyrs (White arrows), #109 Walpole Dover (Red arrows), #113 Westerly Ride (alternate route because of construction), #149 Fish Road (White arrows), #160 BikeWorks Ride (Yellow arrows), #166 Foxboro 55 (Red arrows).



*See full Ride Schedule for directions to start and other ride details