Woony River Ride Celebrates Reopened Urban Bike Path

Friday, August 23, 2013


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Celebrate the re-opening of the Woonasquatucket bike path with the Woony River ride on Saturday, September 21st.

At long last, the Woonasquatucket bike path is re-opened! Over the past year, part of the Greenway Bike Path had been closed for Narragansett Bay Commission improvements. Now, there is no detour to Manton Avenue. You now can ride traffic free right into the town of Johnston. The significant improvement on the route will bring you enormous enjoyment and a fresh experience.

The Woony River Ride, to be held Saturday, September 21 from 9 AM to 2 PM, is a fundraiser for the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council. Funds raised will be used to maintain the river, provide recreation and education programs, and expand the Fred Lippitt Woonasquatucket River Greenway Bike Path

Riders choose from 5, 10, 27, or 50-mile courses. Rides begin in Waterplace Park in Providence and continue to North Smithfield and back. All participants must check in at Waterplace Park a half hour before the chosen course begins.

The Woony River Ride brings out families, cyclers, runners, and walkers from all over the region to enjoy the beauty of the Woonasquatucket River, a historic asset to the state of Rhode Island. The after-party at Waterplace Park basin delivers great food, live music, and awesome prizes for participants. Free parking is at One Citizen Plaza, Providence. Volunteers will be on hand to direct participants and Recycle-A-Bike will provide bike valet.

The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council encourages, supports, and promotes the restoration and preservation of the Woonasquatucket River, one of 14 American Heritage Rivers. The Woony River Ride is a great way to show your support. 

Volunteers are also needed for the event. To volunteer, call Carol Carson at 401-465-2708.

Register online at www.wrwc.org. The registration fee is $30 for individuals and $40 for families. Registrants under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian at event registration. Rain date: Sunday, September 22.

Participants can register and fund raise at http://www.firstgiving.com/WoonyRide/4th-annual-woony-river-ride.


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