The 2018 Tour de Jonquilles will be held on Sunday, April 15th, 2018.
Get up and close and personal with many of the 866,500 daffodils now planted throughout Newport on this daffy bike ride supporting the Daffodillion project! Join us on a tour of the plantings, a tour of the gardens at the Hillside private estate, and end up at Ballard Park where nearly 20,000 daffodils will greet us. Our ride is part of the 5th Annual Newport Daffodil Days Festival.
Meet at Touro Park (Bellevue Ave. between Mill and Pelham) at 1:45pm, ride rolls out at 2:00pm. Length will be about five miles, with an option to continue riding around Ocean Drive after checking out over 20,000 daffodils blooming at Ballard Park. Bring a camera, bike lock, and wear yellow — lots of yellow! A special prize will be given to the daffiest outfit and free “Daffy Duck Calls” to all those wearing their Daffy Pin. As we spot the daffodils, we’ll all toot hello. Helmets are required on all Bike Newport rides.
Coming from over the bridges? Feel free to use our Park n’ Bike lot free of charge.
Here’s a map of the route, which is the yellow line: