Great news for bikes and bridges!
Don’t let a couple of bridges get in the way of your ride!
RI BRIDGE BIKE SHUTTLE
To cross the Verrazano and Pell Bridges from North Kingstown, to Jamestown, to Newport and back!
Reserve your FREE connection now! Space for up to 10 riders and bikes on each shuttle.
3x/day SATURDAYS from June 30th to October 13th, 2018.
FREE People’s Credit Union water bottle for all riders while supplies last.
Have RI Bridges gotten in the way of your ride? Yes, we are working toward bike-able walkable bridges! But in the meantime … there’s a solution! On Saturdays through the summer of 2018, there will be a FREE shuttle service for people and bicycles – with pickup and drop off on either side of the bridges – in North Kingstown, Jamestown, and Newport, making three rounds each day.
Thanks to a host of generous bike-friendly local businesses and agencies, interested in getting you where you’re going – RI Turnpike and Bridge Authority, Discover Newport, YMCA, Preservation Society of Newport County, Reynolds DeWalt, Standard Modern Company, VHB, Barnum Financial Group, AAA NorthEast, Newport Restaurant Group and People’s Credit Union – the shuttle service is FREE. These businesses understand the economic, tourism, health and environmental benefits of biking – and of happy bicyclists – thanks to all!
Eric Offenberg, Director of Engineering at RITBA, explained, “If you want to ride around Jamestown and then continue on to Narragansett, or you want to come to Jamestown and continue on to Newport, you’ll be able to get across and know you have a way back across the bridges.”
“Whether they’re coming from Connecticut or Key West, whether they’re going to Newport or the Cape or Canada, we want to make sure that our bridges don’t get in the way of cyclists passing through Aquidneck Island,” said Bari Freeman of Bike Newport.
There are 10 spots available on each ride. Sign up for yourself and your bike mates below.
Reserve your spot here.
SHUTTLE STOPS – PICKUP AND DROPOFF
Rte 138 & 1A
RITBA Office • 1 East Shore Road
Newport Bridge Antiques • 29 JT Connell Hwy, Newport, RI 02840
So, don’t let those two bridges get in the way of your ride. Grab your friends and family and give it a try. We’d love to hear about how it went. Email email@example.com with your story and a photo and you could be in our newsletter or on our social media channels. Share the bike-love!
RI Bridge Bike Shuttle
c/o Bike Newport
62 Broadway Newport, RI 02840