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Tri-Pond Park Clean Up Day: Sunday May 19th

Help us keep our local woods and trails free and clear of debris by joining the gang on Sunday 5/19 for a morning of trail work and trash clean up.

We’ll be meeting at the South Kingstown Public Works Department at 8am to organize before heading out into the local woods of Tri-Pond Park. Gloves, trash grabbers, bug spray, etc. will all be provided but be sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

These woods and trails are some of the greatest features South Kingstown has to offer and they’re right in out back yard. Let’s team up to keep this area pristine for all the hikers, runners and cyclists who enjoy them on a daily basis. Hope to see you there!

Got a question we didn’t answer? Contact us at 401-789-8664 or info@westedman.com

MOOTS MIXED ROAD DEMO RIDE: WEDNESDAY 5/8 @ 615PM

Join us Wednesday evening for a guided group ride sponsored by the gang from Moots!

What: Mixed-surface ride
When: Wednesday May 8th, 615pm
Starting Location: Stedman’s Bike Shop; 196 Main Street Wakefield, RI
Ride Distance/Duration/Terrain: 15 miles/1-1.5 hours/pavement, hardpack dirt and light duty trails
What to Bring: Drop bar road/gravel bike, helmet and lights

The demo van will be in town with many of their hottest 2019 dirt/gravel/all-road bikes and they will be available by reservation in the following models and sizes:

Vamoots Disc RSL
AVAILABLE SIZES: 52, 54, 58cm

Route RSL
AVAILABLE SIZES: 52, 54, 56, 58cm

Routt 45
AVAILABLE SIZES: 52, 54, 56, 58cm

Route YBB
AVAILABLE SIZES: 54, 56cm

This demo ride will leave the shop at 615pm and all are welcome. Drop-bar road bikes with knobby tires, gravel/all-road bikes and light duty mountain bikes are our recommendation. Don’t forget your lights!

UPDATED: Be sure to factor in a few minutes post-ride to join us for a private party at Shaidzon Beer Co. in West Kingston!

Big thanks to Moots for sponsoring this ride- Light & Motion lights will be available upon request.

Got a question we didn’t answer? Contact us at 401-789-8664 or info@westedman.com

Tuesday Night is Ladies Night: Weekly Rides All Spring & Summer Long

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Welcome to the Tuesday Women’s Rides!

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When: Spring and Summer Tuesdays. Road ride starting at 5:30 pm

Where: Stedman’s Bike Shop, Wakefield
Who: Ladies with bikes and helmets.

 The Stedman’s Women’s ride was started in 2012 with a small group of South County cyclists, and has in the last six years grown to a large group of women who gather weekly. We want to help women find a fun and welcoming community to ride with and help develop their riding abilities.

The Tuesday night ride is a road ride that starts at 5:30 from Stedman’s shop and heads out towards the Kingston Train Station, which is mile 6. From here, we split into 3 groups based on speed and distance. Three groups with cruising speeds (not average speed!) of 14-16 mph, 16-18 mph, and 18+ mph on flat roads will cover between 20-35 miles depending on the week and group. Our goals include improving riding skills within a group, overall confidence on the bike, specific skills such as handling, drafting, and cornering. We also aim to create a happy and fun ladies cycling community! We require a well-maintained road bike and a helmet and ask that you are comfortable maintaining 15 mph on a flat road when riding alone.

How to get involved:

Each week’s routes will be posted here and on Facebook by Monday.

Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/StedmansWomensRide/ 

Email with any questions:
Jen: jenkrueger.ri@gmail.com or Julie: jagoggin@cox.net