Bike ride to pass through Fall River

July 25, 2013 by  

The Narragansett Bay Wheelmen, a club for bicyclists of all abilities in southeast New England, recently announced that it will be holding its Flattest Century in the East event. No doubt flyer printing and poster printing will be used to publicize this event as the date approaches.

According to the co-chairman of the ride, Larry Shwartz, it is one of the most popular rides of the year. It will start and end at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and traverse through town roads in Fall River, Massachusetts and Tiverton, Rhode Island.

Four police officers will be hired by the club to help deal with traffic in the Tiverton portion of the ride. Other than Tiverton, Shwartz said that the ride will mostly on side roads, traveling through Freetown to the State Forest, into Little Compton, Rhode Island, and also into Westport, Massachusetts. It consists mostly of coastal routes featuring beautiful scenery and panoramas.

The ride will begin at 7:00 am with three different routes—one of 56 miles, one of 64 miles, and one of 100 miles, which for bicyclists is called a century, this giving the ride its name. Shwartz said that, for the century, some race through it and do it in five hours while others take their time and complete it in seven or more, but at least are done before night falls.

The Flattest Century Ride was started 42 years ago and attracts people from all over New England. It is due to take place on September 8.