Robert Billington: Bringing the Blackstone Valley Bikeway to its completion

In Bicycles, Reader Submissions, Recreation by Guest PostLeave a Comment

Photo (cc) cho_kettie The following is by Robert Billington, Ed.D, President of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. January 20, 2011 Let’s face it; Rhode Island’s bikeways bring lots of enjoyment to our residents. From South County to the Blackstone Valley, these paths connect our neighborhoods, improve our economy and draw visitors to explore our communities. They are safe, enjoyable and …

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Connecting the Blackstone and East Bay bike paths

In Bicycles, Recreation, Roads, Transportation by Jef Nickerson6 Comments

Photo (cc) spablab Last month Matthew wrote about the proposed on-road connection between the Blackstone and East Bay bike paths. Now we have the draft plan from the city of Pawtucket detailing part of that connection. City of Pawtucket Blackstone Valley Bike Stripe Project [.pdf] There are some caveats right now to these plans. The section between Pitman Street in …

Blackstone and East Bay Bike Paths to connect

In Recreation, Roads, Transportation, Waterfront by Matthew Coolidge27 Comments

We have some spectacular bike paths here in Rhode Island, and two of them are about to get connected, maybe as soon as this spring. Officials from the Broad Street Regeneration Initiative (BSRI) and the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council (BVTC) have announced that the City of Pawtucket, RI has been awarded $38 thousand in Federal funds to create a temporary …

CBC Wine Tasting 12/2

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On Thursday, December 2 at 7:30pm, the Providence Community Boating Center is hosting one of its 2010 wine tasting events at the boat house. This months varietal: Cava If you’ve never been to a CBC tasting event before, this is a great opportunity to try some wines that might be appropriate for the holidays. It goes like this: Your team …

First-ever New England Bike-Walk Summit

In Recreation, Roads, Transportation by Matthew Coolidge2 Comments

Thursday, October 7 at the Marriott Courtyard, 32 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI Support better biking and walking in Providence, around Rhode Island, & throughout New England, and learn about what’s happening across the region and the country at the first-ever New England Bike-Walk Summit! With 9 sessions in all, there’s something of interest for all bicycle and pedestrian stakeholders, whether …

Great Day for Community Boating

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It’s been 3 years since the CBC saw a sunny forecast for the annual Renaissance Regatta, but today looks like a lucky day. Every year, the CBC tries to raise money to pay for its youth outreach and program initiatives by holding a regatta event. Companies, organizations, and individuals are invited to sponsor a team of sailors to compete in …

Children’s Museum visit

In Recreation by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

Today I took a tour of the new outdoor play-spaces at the Providence Children’s Museum. The Climber The climber was created by father and son artist/architect team, Tom and Spencer Luckey of New Haven, Connecticut. The Luckey’s have created uniquely designed climbers around the country. The one here in Providence is the first one they’ve created for outside installation. I …

Come sail away…

In Parks/Open Space, Recreation, Waterfront by Matthew CoolidgeLeave a Comment

Ok, so maybe you missed the last wine tasting… Maybe you even missed last weekend’s Boats, Birds, and BBQ event… But starting June 1st, the Community Boating Center at India Point Park is officially open for business! Have you ever driven over the Iway bridge and looked out over the water? Did you know that there is actually a park …

CBC Wine Tasting This Thursday

In Events, Recreation, Waterfront by Matthew Coolidge1 Comment

This Thursday, the Providence Community Boating Center is hosting one of its 2010 wine tasting events, and now that spring is here, this one is back at the boat house! This months varietal: Chianti If you’ve never been to a CBC wine tasting before, all the more reason to join us! It goes like this: Your team of up to …

Bike Path Update

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Well, I thought for sure after all the flooding that today’s ride along the East Bay Bike Path was going to be wet at best. I was pleasantly surprised. We had a nearly perfect ride from East Providence all the way to Bristol. There were a few wet spots, some puddles just south of the Dairy Bee, and some sand …