About Blackstone Bicycles

We are a full service bike shop in Cumberland, RI carrying Rocky Mountain, IBIS, SALSA, Transition, Redline, Banshee, Surly and KHS. We offer quick and reliable service work and host a weekly NEMBA mountain bike ride at Lincoln Woods.

Our address is 391 Mendon Road Cumberland, RI 02864.

Phone is 401 335 3163.

Winter hours are now in effect: Monday through Friday 12-6, Sat 10-6.

Closed on Sundays and Tuesdays (I need to ride sometime)....

Email: blackstonebicycles@gmail.com

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ronde de Rhody and NEMBA Fest!

Man, I gotta get some pics from NEMBA Fest. Photo evidence or not, it to say it was a really good time! The long loop was great and it started with a beautiful mix of fast and swoopy singletrack that turned into a nice long technical bony challenge around mile 14. One of the rock staircases was rough enough to knock Joe H's Brooklyn bottle cap off his You are What You Drink headset cap... After the ride we scarfed down some BBQ and beers and headed back to RI thinking that we might not have the energy for yesterday's on/off road tour of RI known as the Ronde de Rhody.

Waking up at 8:00 on Monday was a bit rough but the weather looked promising so we met up with 20 or so other riders at the RI State House and headed out on one really fun, and really unique, tour of the greater Providence area. The route included some out of the way spaces like the old railroad bridge that spans Interstate 95, some trail at Roger Williams Park and the abandoned stretch of old route 195. This ride was maybe best ridden on a 'cross bike (or a road bike with fatter tires) but everyone who rode it, regardless of the bike, had a great time. We unfortunately had to skip a few miles to make the time cut, but it was for great reason as there was great food and drinks awaiting us at McFaddens in Providence. Eric Weis, the ride leader/coordinator, passed out swag and also held an auction full of great prizes from Thule, Thomson, Princeton Tec, Ryders, etc.. This was my second ride on my Hutchinson Bulldog cyclocross tires set up tubeless. They were a blast the other night at Chase at real low pressures and they held up just fine over the varied terrain yesterday.

Anyways, I bored everyone with too many words in the last post. Here are some pics from yesterday's ride:

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