novidence

by
par
Matthew Tschiegg
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Providence

12

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km

Distance

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35

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Time Spent Off-Road

temps dépensé sur saleté

1.5

hrs

Estimated Total Time

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3

Estimated Dismounts

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42mm

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novidence

by
par
Matthew Tschiegg
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Distance

Distance

12

mi

Time Off-Road

temps dépensé sur saleté

35

%

Estimated Time

estimé temps total

1.5

hrs

Estimated Dismounts

estimé démonter

3

Suggested Tire Size

conseillé pneu de largeur

42mm

Difficulty

difficulté

Novice

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Quick. Easy. A blast

Meet up outside La Gran Parada- one of Providence’s best Dominican restaurants. Don’t forget it because you’ll end up back here after working up an appetite.

After you ride Narragansett Ave all the way through Cranston until it connects back to Elmwood Ave, cross the River and take the 1st left into Belmont Park. After a quick loop you’ll take an unassuming track into the woods along the Pawtuxet River. This section is liable to be VERY wet but it should be passable (maybe wait a few days after it rains!). After you’re back on solid ground, cross Warwick Ave and head north to the scenic Shaw’s parking lot.

From here you can try your hand at following the river again, though if you thought it was boggy before you should turn back now (just kidding- backtrack a touch and work your way to Post Road- it has great clear shoulders in this part of Warwick). Before you know it you’re crossing the Pawtuxet River in Pawtuxet Village where you owe it to yourself to grab a Del’s before you head back into the swamp behind Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.

When you’re on dry land again you’ll head west then north into Roger Williams Park- a true gem. F.C. Greene Memorial Blvd is the main road through the park, complete with 3(!/?) lane cycletrack but dedicated urbandirters will take the dirt track along the lake. There are a thousand roads/tracks/trails/paths/etc through the park so you can add basically anything you want to your plate BUT be aware than you’ll be sharing most of it with pedestrians (though they tend to stick to the sidewalks).

Pop out of the park, head up Broad Street, and treat yourself to some mofongo- you earned it.

route created on
1/13/21

- Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park

- Pawtuxet Village

- AWESOME FOOD

- The sections of along the Pawtuxet River can be VERY wet

- If you deviate from the street route be careful- Elmwood, Reservoir, and Broad are all VERY busy streets with no bicycle infrastructure

- There is a lot to explore in Roger Williams Park but expect to share trails with walkers


- It’s possible to make a day of this short route. Roger Williams Park is also home to a zoo, botanical gardens, and miles of additional trails.

- Pawtuxet Village is one of mainland Rhode Island’s oldest settlements

- The route begins and ends a short trip from downtown Providence

- If you want to do a little extra exploring, Elmwood is full of quiet streets lined with incredible architecture- Providence was one of the wealthiest cities in the nation when the neighborhood was built out


- You don’t really need to bring anything on this relatively short, urban route- you’re never more than a mile or two from a good stop!

- Elmwood and Lower South Providence are home to some incredible Dominican restaurants and food carts

- Pawtuxet Village is a great place to sit down for a meal if you didn’t get too dirty


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highlights

- Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park

- Pawtuxet Village

- AWESOME FOOD

what to know

- The sections of along the Pawtuxet River can be VERY wet

- If you deviate from the street route be careful- Elmwood, Reservoir, and Broad are all VERY busy streets with no bicycle infrastructure

- There is a lot to explore in Roger Williams Park but expect to share trails with walkers


points of interest

- It’s possible to make a day of this short route. Roger Williams Park is also home to a zoo, botanical gardens, and miles of additional trails.

- Pawtuxet Village is one of mainland Rhode Island’s oldest settlements

- The route begins and ends a short trip from downtown Providence

- If you want to do a little extra exploring, Elmwood is full of quiet streets lined with incredible architecture- Providence was one of the wealthiest cities in the nation when the neighborhood was built out


food / hydration

- You don’t really need to bring anything on this relatively short, urban route- you’re never more than a mile or two from a good stop!

- Elmwood and Lower South Providence are home to some incredible Dominican restaurants and food carts

- Pawtuxet Village is a great place to sit down for a meal if you didn’t get too dirty


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