Thank you to all of the 140+ registered riders, 20+ volunteers and our generous sponsors for supporting our 5th annual Pedal for the Path fundraiser ride.
Celebrate Bay State Bike Month with a ride along the South Coast Bikeway. Ride from Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven to Fort Taber in New Bedford. On Saturday, May 21 cyclists will follow a mostly protected route from Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven, MA to Fort Taber in New Bedford, MA and experience breathtaking views, the top seaport in the USA, and loads of history. This is a casual, unsupported ride with an out and back route. Several opportunities to stop for ice cream or other treats if you desire. Helmets required.
Where: Fort Phoenix 100 Green ST, Fairhaven, MA
When: Saturday, May 21 @ 1 pm. (rain date Sunday, May 21 @ 1 pm)
Route: Fort to Fort
Distance: 20 miles round trip (may be shortened or lengthened as desired)
Let us know you will be joining us. Register today.
We had an amazing day to start Bay State Bike Month in New Bedford!
Riders from across the region met at Cisco Brewers and followed Civitron of the New Bedford Starchasers along the Blue Lane to Fort Taber Park and experienced spectacular views from the CoveWalk along Clark’s Cove and atop the HarborWalk along the Acushnet River.
SRPEDD is currently working with the Towns of Marion, Mattapoisett and Wareham to coordinate South Coast Bikeway routing across town boarders. Historically, the path has been proposed to connect Marion and Wareham via County Road. However, there is now an opportunity to connect these towns sooner than anticipated, and more efficiently, through projects already in development through MassDOT by means of Route 6. For more details view the SRPEDD Connecting Marion and Wareham presentation.
There is a lot happening throughout the state of Massachusetts including the South Coast Bikeway’s Mattapoisett Rail Trail.
The pathway will be on the abandoned railroad bed in the woods parallel to I-195 from the Mattapoisett Town line to Front Street in Marion. We are looking forward to the anticipated start of construction in early 2023.
Funding for next phase of Rail Trail
According to the Fall River Herald …the latest list of new ARPA projects reviewed by Coogan’s ARPA Task Force includes $4 million to complete phase 4 of the Quequechan Rail Trail project.
According to a website by the trail’s landscape architects, phase 4 will connect the existing rail trail to the recently renovated Father Travassos Park. The design for phase 4 is complete and the project has been awaiting funding to move ahead.