This weekend I got to explore a portion of the Washington Secondary Bikepath. The path currently stretches from Cranston to Coventry along which it is dedicated bikepath. North of the Cranston end, one could get there via roads, and West of Coventry, the path continues unpaved. Like the Blackstone path, this one ends unceremoniously as the paved portion simply yields to dirt leaving little option but to simply turn around.
A good friend of mine lives near the Warwick Mall, so I met up with him near that portion of the path. We biked towards Coventry as far as the pavement would lead us, about nine miles, but had I started at the northernmost end, it would have been closer to 14 miles.
Like the other paths, this one is relatively flat, nicely paved, and there are few street crossings. There are several scenic bridges, and on a quiet day, one could conceivably get up some good speed, but Saturday had a little too strong of a breeze for me to put it to the test. What I did get to test, however, was taking pictures from my phone mounted to my handlebars, like this one below:
At the western-most end, near Flat River Reservoir:
Here is where the paved portion of the path ends in Coventry.
As the weather improves, I hope to be out there more, and I’m looking forward to doing more bike-photo-blogging! This apparatus seems to be working out nicely.
On your left!