Newport Pell Bridge
The Claiborne Pell Bridge (Newport) and the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge are normally closed to bicycle traffic.

Mt. Hope Bridge
Finish your ride on the waterfront campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol.

26 Mile Ride
Enjoy this amazing experience of Rhode Island waterways while obeying the rules of the road.

Sakonnet River Bridge
The new Sakonnet Bridge pedestrian/cycling lane will be complete in time for this new event.

Jamestown bridge
Starting in North Kingstown riders will cross the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge moments into the ride.

Proceeds benefit AIPC
Join hundreds of cyclists and help raise money for charity.

Important Weekend Information

Thank you for signing up for the second annual 4 Bridges Ride sponsored by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. The 26-mile charity ride would not be possible without the tireless work of our volunteers, seven police departments and their respective municipalities and The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority for providing access to the Verrazzano, Pell, Sakonnet and Mt. Hope Bridges.

We ask that you please review the following information carefully in helping us make this weekend a great event for everybody.

BIKE DROP

Because of the point-to-point nature of the race we REQUIRE that all riders check in on Saturday, September 20th at the starting area at the Park and Ride on Boston Neck Road in North Kingstown (map) between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Riders will receive a jersey and bike number at check in and will place their bikes on the designated racks where they will be secured overnight by full time security staff.

PARKING & SHUTTLES

Race day parking will be provided at the finish line at Roger Williams University in Bristol (map). There is no parking at the starting line in North Kingstown and bikes should have already been checked in and stationed on Saturday at the required Bike Drop (map).

Shuttles will be providing one-way transportation from the parking lots in Bristol to the starting line and bike drop in North Kingstown from 5:00 a.m. until the last shuttle leaves at 6:15 a.m.

Participants can arrange for their own transportation to and from the start/finish, but we encourage you to utilize the shuttles.

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 partners. 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 lead by a State Police escort but to not have the right of way. A sag vehicle will follow the last riders and will be available for assistance. Post race food and beverages will be available to all participants at the finishing line but there are no aid stations on the route.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

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.

There are no shuttles returning to the starting line after the race

Post-race snacks will be offered at the race finish in Bristol

Riders can pick up their t-shirts on Saturday at the Bike Drop and rider registration

Onsite registration will be available at the Bike Drop on Saturday

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

Ocean Road 10k

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Pell Bridge Run

Join the RITBA on Oct. 26 for the fourth annual Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run, a 4 mile run/walk over the Claiborne Pell Bridge. More Info

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