Corridor brings accessible biking to Massachusetts, Rhode Island
The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (BHC) is partnering with All Out Adventures (AOA) to offer a series of accessible cycling events in September on the Blackstone River Bikeway/Greenway in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Two rides will be at the Blackstone River Greenway in Blackstone, on Wednesday, September 6 and 20. An additional ride will be held on Wednesday, September 13, on the Blackstone River Bikeway in Lincoln, RI. All events will run from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by reservation only.
The September 6th ride is presented in partnership with Universal Access Program, and there is a fee of $5 per participant. The rides on September 13 and 20 are free and funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Worcester.
To register for these events, call All Out Adventures at 413-584-2052 or email [email protected]. All Out Adventures will spend time talking with each individual to learn about their disability to select the proper piece of equipment ranging from single and tandem recumbent trikes to two-wheel tandem and upright and low-style handcycles. Cycling opportunities will also include the wheelchair tandem bicycle BHC acquired in 2020 through a grant from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, New England Region.
To learn more about All Out Adventures and other recreational programs it offers, visit AllOutAdventures.org. To learn more about the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, visit BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org.
About the Blackstone River Bikeway/Greenway:
The Blackstone River Bikeway/Greenway is a multipurpose, recreational resource and an alternate mode of transportation for commuters. Part of the East Coast Greenway, the Blackstone River Bikeway/Greenway will extend 48 miles (24 miles are currently constructed), connecting 14 cities and towns, from downtown Worcester, MA, to Providence, RI. BHC champions the Blackstone River Bikeway/Greenway as one of its top priorities. To learn more about the Blackstone River Bikeway/Greenway, visit BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org.
About the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor:
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, working with community partners, provides strong leadership to preserve, promote, and celebrate the Valley’s historic, natural, and recreational resources for current and future generations. To learn more, visit BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org.