Join guided bike tour in Smithfield Aug. 6

Join guided bike tour in Smithfield Aug. 6

SMITHFIELD – The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council will host a guided bike tour through Smithfield on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 4 p.m.

With funding from the Rhode Island Foundation, WRWC partnered with the town of Smithfield to build a signage and tour program that highlights Smithfield’s water resources. This roughly 10-mile ride will take participants on a scenic tour of Smithfield, with stops at each of the five “Jewels of Smithfield” signage locations, highlighting Georgiaville Pond, the Stillwater Reservoir (Stump Pond) and the Waterman Reservoir.

The signs tell a story that most Rhode Islanders don’t know about the industrial history of the reservoirs and the rich history of Native American use of the Woonasquatucket River system.

This bike tour will start and end near the boat launch at Stump Pond, and the expected ride should take about two and a half hours. Participants are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing when possible. Also participants must bring their own bike, wear a helmet and be prepared for some rolling hills.

This trip is limited to 10 people and pre-registration is required.

This bike ride is part of this year’s Explore the Woonasquatucket recreational series.

To register or view the full schedule, visit wrwc.org/events .