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On Tuesday, May 9 the South Coast Bikeway Alliance’s 10th Annual Bike Summit returns. Join us from 6 – 8 pm as we gather at the James Arnold Mansion (formerly the Wamsutta Club) at 427 County ST in New Bedford to share news and progress along the South Coast Bikeway. Guest speakers include MassDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Pete Sutton, MassBike Communications Coordinator, Jes Slavin and SRPEDD Transportation Planners Jon Gray, Andrea Duarte and Sean Hilton. Ride your bicycle to the event or park free in the lot or on the surrounding streets. Check our Facebook page and website for group rides to the Summit. Please let us know you plan to attend by submitting a RSVP.
Arrive at 6 to visit with South Coast Bikeway Alliance Representatives in our member communities from Swansea to Wareham. Find out what is happening in your community and learn how you can help complete the bikeway. Our speakers session will begin at 6:30 and will include:
Want to ride to the event? Group rides will be leaving from South Dartmouth and Fairhaven. Learn more and sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSkwYFZAMxK0zihEhpfHQAvaOc4ENP2Yxm1XCq2iuGXIEuqA/viewform?usp=pp_url
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.
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Join us for our signature fundraising event of the year – a cycling tour of the South Coast with beautiful views, quiet roads and lots of fun. Keep an eye on this page for updates!
Registration is OPEN! Register today as space is limited.
Free t-shirts if you register by August 28.
The South Coast Bikeway Alliance (SCBA) will hold its fifth regional bike-ride fundraiser, Pedal for the Path.
Beginning and ending at Cisco Brewers Kitchen & Bar, two distances (52 and 30 miles) offer miles of fabulous cycling, postcard perfect scenic views, more historic places than you can count, and, along the way, memorable ice cream and more! A post ride celebration features a Cisco food and beverage voucher, live music and a spectacular view!!
Sponsored stops include:
(Note: Each route has a different selection of stops.)
Acushnet Creamery at Pier 3 – ice cream
Davoll’s General Store
Del’s Lemonade served by Dorothy Cox Chocolates
Dairy Maid will serve up Dole Whip at Cisco after the ride.
52 mile route: ridewithgps
30 mile route: ridewithgps
Use the RidewithGPS app (iOS or Android), or visit the links above to download route data or send to your device.
Please check back here and on our Facebook page for the latest event updates. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Registration opens August 1. As space is limited, sign up – right away!
Not planning to ride? Donations are welcome on our website or Facebook page! Thank you!
We will need plenty of help on the day of the event, Sunday, September 11. If you don’t feel like riding but want to be outside doing something helpful and fun – then this is your opportunity to have it all.
This ride will help raise funds to further advance the results of the Closing the Gap feasibility study enabling the communities of Dartmouth, New Bedford, and Westport to move closer to completing their portions of a multi-use South Coast Bikeway spanning from Swansea to Wareham. Sections have already been completed in Fall River, Fairhaven, New Bedford and Mattapoisett. We need your help to bring the Path to completion!
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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.
South Coast Almanac’s got 8 Great Things to help you “bring in the May”! Read the article for the full list of fun ways to welcome May.
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.