Yesterday afternoon, under very windy conditions, I rode my Trek bicycle on what I would call Stage 2 of my upcoming Charity Ride for The Rhode Island Food Bank. This stage starts around the border of North Kingstown and East Greenwich, riding the busy and very hilly Route 2 into Warwick. In Warwick, I hopped on the Washington Secondary Bike Path up to Cranston and departed onto Cranston St. From there, I rode up through Cranston and into Providence, down Cranston St., Westminster St. then right on Chestnut St, over the Point St Bridge and into the East Side of Providence. A quick left at the soon to be open Narragansett Beer Brewery in Fox Point and I took the winding path up to the Washington Bridge. Crossing the bridge and finding the “Bike Route” sign in East Providence signaled me that I was just about finished with this stage of my ride.
It was a challenging ride because of the wind, big time hills on Route 2, and the various high traffic spots on this route. That being said, I love exploring the State of Rhode Island on my bicycle. The quaint neighborhoods on the left and right of the bike path in Cranston, the various businesses on Route 2 working hard to stay open and provide a safe place for Rhode Island families, and the spectacular, colorful scenery of fall. And in embedded in all of these Rhode Island communities that I rode through yesterday are families that are struggling for the need for food this year. This is why I am riding my bike and hoping to raise awareness and funds for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
On the Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s website, there is a map of Rhode Island food pantries and food assistance agencies. There is also a complete list of the agencies, their addresses, and their hours of operation. I rode by some of these agencies yesterday on my bike ride. Here is the website link for this agency location resource – www.rifoodbank.org/find-food – and if you know someone in need, I asked that you please share this link with them.
I look forward to continuing my training days and sharing photos and updates as they become available. And please go to my donation page to help support my Charity Ride for the RI Food Bank by clicking this link – <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="http://<script src="https://widgets.kimbia.com/widgets/form.js?channel=fundraising-for-the-food-bank/p2p-donation-form&advocate=IS2JBL5">Charity Ride 2020.