May 9, 2021

NBW Name Change: As mentioned in the prior club newsletter, the Board has decided to have the membership vote on a potential name change. Please click to access our poll on potential NBW club changes.

International Ride of Silence - May 19th: The International Ride of Silence is held on the third Wednesday of May every year. The ride honors vulnerable road users who have been injured or killed by traffic violence while bicycling, raises awareness that bicyclists have a legal right to use the road, and reminds motorists to respectfully share the road with all users.

Freshly arrowed rides - This spring and summer, volunteers will be refreshing club routes. Thank you to Mike Emma for arrowing the Fish Road ride. The arrows are white. We will be updating this list of newly refreshed routes as they are arrowed (see below).

National Bike Challenge: RIBike has put together a team for the National Bike Challenge organized by the League of American Cyclists for the month of May, National Bike Month. Bike Month is a national community and workplace challenge designed to get everyone riding and encouraging others to ride. RIBike wants to extend an invitation to the members of NBW to join the RIBike team in meeting the local May Challenge. Rhode Island has 384 miles of tidal shoreline. The challenge is to ride/log 11,904 miles during the month of May. That's 384 miles per day for 31 days.

Mattapoisett 50 with the Charles River Wheelers: The CRW are riding the NBW Mattapoisett 50 on May 29th, NBW riders can join and register as guests under the CRW umbrella. Register for the ride.

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 - our many RideWithGPS files can be found by linking your account with the NBW account

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), #172 NBX Narragansett Ride (Pink arrows)



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