Full Moon Ride in Newport, R.I.

Full Moon Ride in Newport

Join us on our bike rides through Newport, guided by the full moon!

The event is free and open to everyone !

*Helmets and bike lights are required to ride*

Meet us at Bike Newport on 62 Broadway

7:00 pm on Sunday March 12th

7:30 pm on Tuesday April 11th

8:15 pm on Wednesday May 10th

*The rides will be a no-drop, group ride for people comfortable riding on the road – up to 12 miles depending on weather.

Newport R.I. Bike Ride on Sunday Oct. 25.

Ocean Drive, Newport, R.I.
Ocean Drive, Newport, R.I.

About this Sunday’s Ride

NBW #064 Newport Island Circuit Tour
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Why this ride is special

  • This is a new route of an old favorite, updated by Pete Rice, which is designed to keep us off busy roads and is especially suited to late fall and early spring rides. The short ride travels the famous Ocean Drive with its majestic bay and ocean views, and then continues up Bellevue Avenue past the mansions.
  • The longer ride heads further up the island past Middletown’s farmlands and beaches.
  • Larry & Sue Rollins will lead a beginners/new riders group on the 18 mile loop.
  • Off Season – safer riding for cyclists

Towns & Villages we travel through

Newport – Middletown

Some of the landmarks we pass by

Fort Adams
Castle Hill
Ocean Drive
Bellevue Avenue
St Georges


  • 10:00 AM Start
  • Fort Adams
  • The GPS address is 84 Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI

GPS Files – RideWithGps format (free to use)

Coffeeneur Challenge #1 Austin Texas Road Trip

Mellow Johnny’s bike and coffee shop. In Austin, Tx.

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I waited till today to begin my challenge in order to do it on a road trip. First order of business in Austin was to rent a bike.  Austin Bike who sponsors #3 son gave me a good deal.  (I think).  “Take the bike and we will settle up when you bring it back” was the owners comment.  I have no idea what it’s going to cost, but I have confidence he will do me right.

Austin Rental Bike
Brandon, had a training ride today with his group that met at Lance Armstrong’s bike and coffee shop.  We decided that was our coffeeneuring challenge #1 entry.  An iced latte for me and a regular old hot coffee for him.  His gang went off on their ride while I hopped on ole 40 Scott (the bike brand) and rode to a great dog, jogging, biking, fitness park in the center of Austin. Norwood Estate park sits on the bank of the Colorado River.  It’s a really nice spot.

Brandon coffeeing up for his training ride in Austin at Mellow Johnny's Bike and coffee shop.
Brandon coffeeing up for his training ride in Austin at Mellow Johnny’s Bike and coffee shop.
Crew on the Colorado
Crew on the Colorado
Dog Park clientele
Dog Park clientele
Me and #3
Me and #3
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie Ray Vaughan
On the grounds of the Austin Motel
On the grounds of the Austin Motel

We are doing all our transportation around the city by bike.  Tonight we will dine at G’Raj Mahal on Rainey St.  And for those back in the Northeast wondering about riding a bike at night in October.  It’s 8:30 PM here as I write and it’s 85 degrees.  No sweat.  Um  well you know what I mean.

Coffee challange #1 is done and it was a very sweet one.  Nothing like a road trip, with a bike on a warm October night.

Ride Into The Sunset. Thursday 5:30 PM in Newport, RI

This is one of the highlight rides of the summer.  Ride along the beaches, five mile drive, the mansions and chasms of Newport, RI.   The ride begins at 6 PM at the bike shop which is across the street from the baseball stadium.

Newport bike has a large parking lot less than a mile from the bike shop and it’s available free of charge for anyone with a bike.

Ten Speed Spokes Longest Day Ride is a yearly event held to celebrate the start of summer and all things cycling.  It features 4 different length arrowed courses.  Everything is free!  Shirts and helmets are required.

All skill levels and ages of cyclists are invited.

This year the Honky Tonk Knights are playing live tunes for your return to the shop.

The ride will be on June 25th and will start at 6pm.  Be sure to get here by 5:30pm at the latest to allow time for check in.  T-shirts will be limited to the first 150 people who check in on the day of the ride so get here early!

After the ride Five Speed Spokes bike shop provides, entertainment, soda, a beer, pizza and snacks.  All included in the free ride.

Newport, RI

Keep off the rocks
Keep off the rocks

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See all the Photos on flickr HERE

The call was issued by the Fall River Bike gang to meet in Newport for an early Sunday morning bike ride. Expecting a medium hard ride, I loaded the road bike and set out on the 45 minute drive to the start at Newport Bike Coalition office on the island. (Newport is on Acquidneck Island). There I met up with five other riders and ended up being unofficially elected to lead this ride.

Sunny, eighty something degrees with no wind riding our bikes in Newport RI. There are things just as good I’m sure, but I doubt if there is anything better.  Early in the ride we all decided this would not be a ride so much as a sightseeing adventure on our bikes.  Because of all the stops, it took us three hours to ride twenty two miles.  The up side, we all got some great photos.

Fort Adams. Newport, RI
Fort Adams. Newport, RI

Fort Adams, Ocean Drive, First and Second Beaches and Purgatory Chasm were the highlights of this ride.  I didn’t get a photo but we stopped near Flo’s Clam Shack were their special is two hot dogs and a bottle of Moet for $110.  It’s so unique that it’s one of the most popular items on the menu.  Remember, we are in Newport.  Home of Mansion Row on Bellvue Ave, the tennis hall of fame and the America’s Cup Yacht races.  As daddy always says, “money don’t spend itself”.

Summer home  in Newport RI
Summer home in Newport RI
Second Beach, Newport, RI
Second Beach, Newport, RI
Ghost Bike, Newport RI
My favorite toy

Narragansett Bay Wheelmen Sunday Ride


The Narragansett Bay Wheelmen offer group bike rides every Sunday with a variety of mile options.  Everyone is welcome, member of the club or not.  Members paint arrows on the route to let the riders know that there is a turn approaching.  After the turn there are confirmation arrows and also dangerous road conditions like potholes have a bright orange circle painted around them.

Today’s ride had a very large turnout and every level of abilities was well represented from the 20+ MPH, full kit, gnarly hammerheads to the sub 10 MPH, overweight, grey haired, retired, comfort bike riders and all those that fall between these categories.

It was a cool 10 AM start with the temperature of 45 F.  It got a bit warmer as the ride progressed, but not a whole lot.  As the weeks progress the fitness of the riders is evident.  Everyone has just a little more oomph at the beginning of the ride and the lot empties out a little sooner every week.

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Narragansett Bay Wheelmen Sunday Series Ride in Westport, Massachusetts from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

This Weekend’s Rides.


     Sakonnet Bridge Bike Lane Celebration.

This event is being sponsored by the Tiverton Trailblazers, Bike Newport, Bike Fall River, RI Bicycle Coalition and Supporter, the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen.

The day will start off with a bike ride starting at 11:00am in Portsmouth R.I. at the Park n’ Ride on Boyds Lane in Portsmouth and then it will cross the Sakonnet River Bridge and will continue through Tiverton. It will be a 12 mile ride. At 1:00pm everyone will gather at Evans Avenue in Tiverton near the bike path entrance for the celebration. For those who cannot ride you can still come down to the event and take a leisurely walk across the bridge and enjoy the beautiful scenery and then join us for the 1:00pm celebration.

     NBW Cafe Ride (weather permitting)

East Bay Bike Path – from Fort Hill to Bristol Bagel and back (27 miles)

  • Leaves Fort Hill Parking Lot at 9:00 A
  • Contact John Nery for more details


    For directions to Fort Hill bike path access search for directions to intersection of Mercer Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway in East Providence through Google Maps or GPS. Parking is overlooking the river on the West side of the highway.

    Saturday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Northwest wind around 8 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

SUNDAY April 26

NBW #111 Westport Ride

This Weekend’s Rides


  • The East Bay Bike Path Cafe RideIMG_1566

East Bay Bike Path – from Fort Hill to Bristol Bagel and back (27 miles)

Leaves Fort Hill Parking Lot at 10:00 AM

Contact John Nery for more details

  • Fall River Bike Group
    “It was a long and grueling winter but the good weather is here finally. That means it is time to get out and enjoy the weather on our bikes. For the first ride we will go on the East Bay Bike Path for a nice, slow, leisurely ride to get our legs back to normal. Here are the details:
    Bike Fall River 1st Ride
    When:        Saturday, April 18, 2015 – at 9:00am
    Where:       East Bay Bike Path
    Directions: Take Route 103 through Somerset, Swansea and Warren.  Once in Warren look for the Dels Lemonade on the left and take the immediate left, Railroad Avenue, after Dels.  Park along the left”

Join us this Saturday, April 18th at 1:30 pm to kick off the Bike Newport group riding season with “Tour de Newport Daffodil DaysJonqulles” – part of the Newport Daffodil Days Festival! Get up and close and personal with many of the 385,000 daffodils now planted throughout Newport on this daffy bike ride supporting the Daffodillion project. We’ll take a ~5-mile tour of the plantings, the gardens at the Hillside private estate, and end up at the Ballard Park “Bouquet Bar” and Flower Market where live music and nearly 20,000 daffodils will greet us. Ride rolls out at 1:30 from Touro Park on Bellevue.

SUNDAY   19 April

  • Narragansett Bay Wheelmen

    Saturday 04/18/15 – NBW Cafe Ride (weather permitting)

    • East Bay Bike Path – from Fort Hill to Bristol Bagel and back (27 miles)
    • Leaves Fort Hill Parking Lot at 10:00 AM
    • Contact John Nery for more details

    Sunday 04/19/15 – NBW #166 Foxboro 55

    • 23, 36 & 55 Mile Rides
    • Leaves from La Salette Shrine, Attlleboro, MA
    • more details HERE

    Wednesday 04/22/15 – Blinky Ride (weather permitting)

    • On a seasonal weather hiatus
    • Alternates with EBBP (East Bay Bike Path) 27 miles
    • Alternates with BBP (Blackstone Bike Path) 20 miles
    • Leaves 5:30 pm
    • Contact Rod Breault for more details

    Casually Employed Series

    • Varies – takes place on Weekday to take advantage of weather
    • Bicycling, Hiking or Skiing
    • Contact Jan Harbutiak for more details

Leaves Soutboro at midnight.  Check out the facebook page for details