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

Start:

  • 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

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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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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
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Ghost Bike, Newport RI
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My favorite toy

Narragansett Bay Wheelmen Sunday Ride

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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.