It's already May! Insane, isn't it? Seems like it was just yesterday we were getting back down to business here after our winter break... Hopefully you've taken advantage of the dry, warm and generally great weather we've enjoyed in southern New England as of late.
The Monday night Lincoln Woods rides are in full swing.We're still meeting at the covered bridge off of route 123 at 6:00 on Monday nights, and we're able to ride for almost two hours now that the sunset is cooperating with us! The Thursday night Big River ride has now moved to exit 6 (Burnt Sawmill Rd.) and starts at 6:00 these days, just a friendly reminder.
Speaking of Lincoln Woods.... if you ride in there without a helmet well, then, you probably don't need one. Seriously kids! Use your damn brains while you still got 'em. I'm getting tired of seeing people ripping around out there sans protection. Don't get hurt and ruin it for everyone, please. I'm asking nicely, and really, this is nice. What won't be nice is when you're in a coma and you can't hear your friends talking all around you.
Wow, what a bummer... On to positive things below:
Did you know that May is National Bike Month? Well, it is! Even if every month is bike month for most of us this is the time of year the cycling community collectively asserts itself, and works to get more people safely out there on the road. Recreation and transportation cycling on our roadways is something many folks are interested in but not sure how to get started doing it safely. Luckily for us here in RI we have a great resource in the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition. And, not too surprisingly, they have a bunch of events planned for the month of May including Bike to Work Day on 5/18 in both Providence and Newport. Click here for the latest schedule of events.We like to think the bike below would make for one super duper commuter... Discs, a steel frame with rack and fender mounts and a full Tiagra 10 speed kit for $1099. What's not to love?
Speaking of events, RI NEMBA is holding a trail work day down at Arcadia Management Area in Exeter this coming Saturday, May 5th at 9AM. If you're a mountain biker, or hiker, and you don't mind getting your hands dirty consider giving back to the trails you love to ride and hike! The work party is meeting at the Browning Mill Pond parking lot, info can be found on the RI NEMBA facebook page.
Don't forget we're still demoing some really nice bikes this season! We currently have an 18.5" Rocky Mountain Element 950, a large Transition Bandit 29 as well as an IBIS Mojo HD in large. All of the above bikes are sporting a height adjustable post as well. If you haven't tried one of these yet, well, now you can kill two birds with one stone.