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Leisurely Bicycle Tours

Take a Peek Behind the Scenes of the
Blackstone River Valley with 4 Hour Bike Guided Bike Tours

2014 Schedule

Leisurely Bicycle Tours will be operating from
four locations:

Pawtucket, from the Blackstone Valley Visitor, 175 Main Street,

Lincoln, from the Blackstone River State Park Visitor Center, located off Interstate 295 north.

Lincoln Great Road Tours from Eleazer Arnold House on Great Road.

Burrillville on July 27 from the Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library on Tinkham Rd. Harrisville

 

August 23 (Lincoln) September 13 (Pawtucket)
September 27 (Pawtucket) October 11 (Lincoln)

* Burrillville ride leaves from Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library 100 Tinkham Rd Harrisville, Rhode Island with stops along the way at the Harrisville Waterfall, Stillwater Mill Complex, Assembly Theatre, Bridgeton Schoolhouse, and the Village of Pascoag.

+ Great Road Tours leave at 10 am Eleazar Arnold House 487 Great Road Lincoln, Rhode Island Enjoy a leisurely bike tour along historic Great Road leaving from the Eleazar Arnold House with stops at the Quaker Meeting House, Hearthside, Valentine Whitman House, and Smith-Appleby.

If you don't have a bike, rent one from

Blackstone Valley Outfitters

Private tours by appointment.

Mill Tours

Self-guided mill tours can be found on the maps located here.

The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council announces its 2014 schedule of  Leisurely Bicycle Tours showcasing Rhode Island’s Blackstone River Valley.

Biking in the Blackstone River Valley is more than recreation. Join us and learn about Rhode Island's historic Blackstone River Valley. Participants enjoy a fun and relaxing way to experience culture, nature, history and recreation on the Blackstone Valley Leisurely Bicycle Tours.

Tours last 4 hours, are ridden at a very leisurely pace, stop often and are appropriate for all fitness levels.

We pedal through the Blackstone Valley enjoying the little known facts and stories while riding through charming back streets and the Blackstone River Valley Greenway (Bikeway).

Space is limited to keep groups small, however, reservations are encourage in advance but they are not necessary.

June to October Leisurely Bike Tours from Pawtucket

Our tours begin at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center in Pawtucket. Then we cycle to the top of Narragansett Bay along the Pawtucket River and then on to the Blackstone River. Features along the way include: Slater Mill Historic Site, The Blackstone River • The Blackstone Canal • Rhody Rug Factory• The Colonial Bakery • Kelly House Museum • Blackstone Bikeway • Central Falls Provisions Company • Pierce Park • The Chocolate Mill Overlook • Cherry Tree Lane • RI’s Cultural Mile • The oldest Brick Mill in America • Blackstone River State Park Welcome Center in Lincoln.

Also new this year to celebrate their 90th anniversary, Central Falls Provision Company offers each of our cyclists departing from the Visitor Center, when we stop by their shop on the tour, an $8 package of handmade Polish products to take home and enjoy a bit of their history.

May, July and September Tours from Lincoln

We begin this tour at the Blackstone River State Park Welcome Center in Lincoln. We cycle to the Kelly House Museum • Travel along the historic Blackstone Canal and Blackstone River • Pedal to one of the highest points on the Blackstone River in Woonsocket • Tour Main Street where Abraham Lincoln spoke • visit Market Square • Tour the Museum of Work and Culture • Return to the Welcome Center at the Blackstone River Park State Park in Lincoln.

All Lincoln departures will receive admission to the Museum of Work & Culture.

Special Tour from Burrillville

July 27: Villages of Burrillville (departs Jesse M. Smith Library, Harrisville)

Join us and feel the Blackstone Valley come alive!

FOR ALL FITNESS LEVELS

After the tours, we will point out local cafes, museums and activities for your added enjoyment.  Tours by appointment.