“Life Behind the Scenes”
A Leisurely Valley Bicycle Tour
This leisurely, narrated half-day tour is
paced to be appropriate for all fitness levels with stops at
many points of interest. We pedal through four Blackstone
Valley communities and talk about the history, culture and
development of local industry. We’ll hear some interesting
tidbits and tales while riding through charming back streets
There are endless picturesque scenes of the
Blackstone River and
the peaceful, historic canal, so, be sure to bring your camera!
One of our stops is the
Captain Wilbur Kelly home. Alongside the
canal and surrounded by wildflowers, it’s now a small but
engaging museum with interactive displays about early
transportation and its effect on commerce, factories and farms.
We never promise wildlife, but frequent sightings of dear,
ducks, geese, heron and sunning turtles are reported! The
Lonsdale Wetlands are particularly exciting for birders.
The Museum of Work and Culture is
a good place to stop and stretch. Inside you’ll find
interactive displays on the development of labor through the
viewpoint of newly arrived immigrants from many cultures.
of interest along the way:
$30.00 plus RI sales tax
All admissions and
fees. Guided, narrated half-day bicycle tour and
On your own,
at a local diner
Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main
Street, Pawtucket, RI
Approx. 1:00 pm
Appropriate attire for the weather including
helmet, windbreaker, gloves. Bring a full water
bottle, a piece of fruit or snack bar
We have just three requirements:
- Bring your own bicycle (*or rent one beforehand).
- Bring your own helmet
- Know how to ride!
*With 3 day notice, bike rentals may be made through
Blackstone Valley Outfitters - 312-0369
Donations to the U.S. Open
Cycling Foundation for its educational and outreach
programs are welcome. Please visit our
Please see our FAQ page for important details
about your tour.