May is National Bike Month and May 10-18 is Bike Week. In the Tri-Town and across South Coast, we’ll be promoting better bicycling in the following ways:
1) Bicyclists can join the Tri-Town Bike Riding Club and join us on Sundays for a sociable outing. We provide maps, and break into compatible groups according to speed and distance. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list. The first ride will be Sunday, May 4.
2) The SouthCoast Bikeway Alliance is sponsoring a ride on May 10 that starts at Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven. To register, go to www.southcoastbikeway.com.
3) Bicyclists can join the “Bike Friendly Mattapoisett” National Bicycling Challenge team. The goal is to inspire 50,000 riders to ride a total 30,000,000 miles between May and September. What’s your goal? Go to https://nationalbikechallenge.org to join or for more information. Our group is called “Bike Friendly Mattapoisett” and we can start a “friendly” competition among local riders for the greatest distances this season.
4) There will be a bike rodeo for Mattapoisett kids at Center School on May 14. The Friends encourage bicyclists to learn the rules of the road and obey all traffic signs and signals. Take a refresher course at sameroadssamerules.org.
Get all the updates on the bike path on our Facebook page: “The Friends of the Mattapoisett Rail Trail” or by registering at http://www.mattapoisettrailtrail.org.