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Old 09-24-06, 11:05 PM   #1
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Providence to Cape Cod

Can anyone tell me a good route from Providence to the CC rail trail?
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Can anyone tell me a good route from Providence to the CC rail trail?
hmmm. I'm from New Bedford and I'm yet to find a safe route to the Cape. Route 6 seems like the only viable way to get there and its not really that safe. Maybe route 105 through Rochester and Marion...
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Old 10-01-06, 10:44 AM   #3
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Send me a P.M. if you want details. I do that all the time.
Last year I did it once a week, to the Canal and back to East Providence.

Forget route 6. I've done it on route 6 too. That is the worst possible bike road in the area.

Up above New Bedford airport that road, can take you out to the cape very nicely. I do go through Rochester. I don't use 105 but I do cross it. From East Providence I use three nice routes or a variation of them.
The Rubels bike map of that area is something you must have !! It can be ordered on line. With that you can make your own route in ten minutes. You really need a map even if I give you detailed instructions.
To try it without a map is silly. Road signs can be stolen, road work can have detours etc.
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2manybikes knows these roads better than anybody, but if you are a NBW member you can download the Plymouth Centry ride map.

That ride starts on Rte 44 on the RI/MA border and goes to Plymouth rock and then down to Myles Standish State Forest, a short detour there could get you to Wareham? While not the quickest way to go from point A to point B, it might at least you give you ideas of suitable roads and the route might still have arrows painted.

The Plymouth Century is one of my favorite NBW rides.
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2manybikes knows these roads better than anybody, but if you are a NBW member you can download the Plymouth Centry ride map.

That ride starts on Rte 44 on the RI/MA border and goes to Plymouth rock and then down to Myles Standish State Forest, a short detour there could get you to Wareham? While not the quickest way to go from point A to point B, it might at least you give you ideas of suitable roads and the route might still have arrows painted.

The Plymouth Century is one of my favorite NBW rides.
2manybikes has talked cdale56 into taking a wrong turn ! He was right I was wrong.

But it was scenic !

If you're new to the area NBW= Narragansett Bay Wheelmen. Rides all over every week.
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