2015 Ride Weekend Information

 

Thank you for signing up for the third annual 4 Bridges Ride sponsored by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. This 26-mile charity ride would not be possible without the help of our volunteers, the seven local police departments and their respective municipalities, the State Police, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority.

100% percent of the proceeds from this event will be donated to our official charitable partner, Save The Bay. If you have not done so already, please consider making a donation to Save The Bay through our Crowdrise page.

On-site registration will be available at the bike drop and on ride morning.

Finally, we ask that you please review the below information carefully in helping us make this weekend a great event for all.

Bike Drop, Shuttles and Parking:

This is a point-to-point ride covering 26 miles. We ask that all participants check-in and drop their bikes on Friday, May 1st at the ride start location at the Park and Ride adjacent to the Hess Station at 1820 Boston Neck Road in North Kingstown, R.I. between 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (map).

Once racked, the bikes will be overseen by full-time security and the North Kingstown police department overnight. If they wish, participants can arrange for their own transportation to and from the start/finish, but we encourage you to utilize the shuttles. Bicycles will not be allowed on the shuttles.

Parking is available at the finish line of the event adjacent to Roger Williams University on Old Ferry Road (map) starting at 5:20 a.m. on Saturday, May 2nd. Shuttles to the start line will be provided to all participants and will run from 5:20 a.m. until 6:15 a.m. Please arrive early to allow yourself enough time to park, board the shuttles, and get to your bike in North Kingstown.

There is NO parking available at the starting line in North Kingstown, and there will be no shuttles provided after the ride.

Enjoy the ride, it's not a race

The 4 Bridges Ride is an untimed charity ride with the mission of raising money for our not-for profit partner. All riders are required to wear a helmet and obey all traffic laws throughout the course, including stop signs and traffic lights. While strict safety measures are in place throughout the course, no roads will be closed to traffic during the ride.

Please familiarize yourself with the course map and the turn-by-turn directions. Riders will be led by a State Police escort but do not have the right of way. A sag vehicle will follow the last riders and will be available for assistance. Post-ride food and beverages will be available to all participants at the finishing line. There will be one water-refilling location on Burma Rd. at the intersection of Green Lane.

Additional Notes:

The last shuttle leaves Bristol at 6:15 a.m. Please allow yourself enough time to park and board the shuttles on race morning (map)

• The ride starts promptly at 7:00 a.m.
• If riders would like to handle their own transportation to and from the start and finish lines, they can either be dropped off at the start or park at Hamilton Elementary School one-mile from the Park and Ride in North Kingstown. (map)
• There are no shuttles returning to the starting line after the race
• Post-ride snacks will be offered at the race finish in Bristol
• Riders can pick up their t-shirts on Friday and Saturday at the Bike Drop and rider registration
• Onsite registration will be available at the Bike Drop on Friday and Saturday

 

The Bridges

This third annual 26 mile morning ride will cross all four bridges that connect Conanicut Island and Aquidneck Island to the main land.

Experienced Riders

This event is designed for riders with the skill and endurance to cover 26 hilly miles. All riders are required to wear a helmet and obey all traffic laws.

Save The Bay

This is a not-for-profit charitable event. All proceeds from the 4 Bridges Ride will benefit Save The Bay in support of their mission to protect our vital waterways.

Route Map

Turn by turn directions and preliminary course maps are available. Full course map with details including aid stations will be available soon. » More Info

Volunteer

A charity ride of this size requires help from volunteers of all ages and abilities. We encourage you to reach out to us for details. More Info

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