Fish Ladder Bike Tour

(5.7) Ever wonder why fish need ladders? Join the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council’s Fish Ladder Bike Tour for an easy bike ride along the Woonasquatucket River Greenway bike path and see for yourself.

Guided by WRWC Executive Director Alicia Lehrer and the Recreation Program leaders, you’ll discover the beauty, importance and success of the WRWC’s fish passage projects. And, you’ll probably see some native herring on their way up to their spawning grounds.

The ride begins at Farm Fresh RI on sims Avenue in Providence, and will follow the bike path for an easy round trip 5.5 mile ride, on and off road, stopping along the way at various fish passage ways and learning how they work. Riders should be prepared to do some on-road biking.

Tickets are $10 — go here to preregister.

(Seen here is the Rising Sun fish ladder off of Valley Street. The bike path bridge crosses in the background. The ladder is the slanting concrete structure in lower right. Below is a picture taken from above. Please note the fencing around the little patio — it is made of shopping carts fished out of the river.)

$10, meet up 9am, Saturday, May 7, 10 Sims Avenue, (directions)


Yeah . . . how the heck do these things work?


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