WESTPORT — The days are getting longer, and the weather is getting warmer.
There’s a whole summer up ahead, full of the possibilities of warm-weather adventures.
Partners Village Store, 865 Main Road, is helping locals kickstart that summer fun with Bike to the Beach.
Guests will be able to sign up for a leisurely bike ride to different beaches on the SouthCoast, and at the end, enjoy a boxed lunch from Partners.
Partners owner Lydia Gollner told The Herald News that their first trip was to Elephant Rock, and that it was “a nice cool ride.”
She also said that most community response so far has been for upcoming rides, with the promise of better weather.
Upcoming Bike to the Beach rides include:
May 21: Gooseberry Island in Westport, 7.7 miles one way
June 4: Demarest Lloyd in Dartmouth, 8.4 miles one way
June 18: Round Hill Beach in Dartmouth, 11.3 miles one way
All riders must bring their own water bottles — and their own bikes! — and wear a helmet.
There is a 12-person limit, so riders must reserve their spot as well as their boxed lunch. No drop-ins are allowed.
The boxed lunch is $15.95, and comes with a sandwich, chips and a cookie.
Gollner said there are three sandwich options to choose from, and that usually one is vegetarian.
Riders should sign up by the Friday before the ride takes place, and on the morning of the ride, meet at Partners around 8 a.m., for an 8:30 departure.
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Boxed lunches will be picked up after the ride back to Partners.
Reserve a spot by calling 508-636-2572.
For the latest Bike to the Beach updates, visit the Partners Facebook page.
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