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May is Bike Month

May is bike month, and the folks over at Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition have put together quite a list of events leading up to Bike to Work Day on May 20th.

I’m definitely looking forward to making my way to the festivities on the 20th, as last year I was sick that day. Hopefully, the lure of free bananas and bagels will help me talk at least one more coworker into biking to work with me.

Bike Month Events


May 8 – South Coast Randonee by East Coast Greenway Alliance – Bourne Bridge to India Point Park


May 8, 2pm to 4pm – Mother’s Day on the Greenway by East Coast Greenway Alliance/Roger Williams University @ India Point Park


May 10, 6:30PM – Bicycle Maintenance Basics @ REI Cranston


May 12, 6:30PM – Conversation with Give A Bike riders hosted by Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition @ McFadden’s


May 14, 8:00PM – Bike Prom – A benefit for US Open Cycling Foundation @ Roots Cafe


May 15, 10:00AM – Ray Young’s Ride w/Narragansett Bay Wheelmen @ Greenville, RI


May 15, 1:00PM – SRPEDD, Mass in Motion and UMASS Dartmouth hosted bike ride between Fall River and New Bedford


May 16, 5:30 to 7:00 PM – bikeProvidence! – Bike Sharing Study and Cycling Resources by City of Providence/RIBIKE @ 30 Exchange Terrace


May 17 – Women Only Bicycle Maintenance Basics @ REI Cranston


May 18, 5:00PM – Ride of Silence Providence, Honoring Paige Hicks

The Ride of Silence will take place in Providence, and in 200 cities world-wide, on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, to honor those injured or killed while cycling on public roadways, particularly members of the Greater Providence community.

The event has no sponsors and no registration fees. It asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. All cyclists will be required to wear helmets, follow traffic laws, and use hand signals, aiming to raise awareness about the important of cycling safety and sharing the road.

Cyclists will gather at 6:15 on the Front Green of Brown University, at the corner of Prospect Street and Waterman Street. The ride, which will be 8 miles long, will begin at 7:00 p.m., with a reception to follow in the Multipurpose Room of the Stephen Robert Campus Center on the Main Green of Brown.


May 19, 5:30 to 7:30 PM – Gallery Night Bicycle Tour


Bike to Work Day

May 20, 6:30 to 9:00 AM – Providence Bike to Work Day morning festivities:

  • 6:30 Am to 9:00 AM – Breakfast, Raffle, Bike Checks!
  • Breakfast of bagels, spreads and fruit courtesy of Whole Foods Market
  • Fresh coffee courtesy of New Harvest Coffee Roasters
  • Bike Checks/Service provided by REI

May 20 – Newport Bike to Work Day festivities


May 22, 10:00AM – Introduction to Road Cycling @ REI Cranston


May 27, 5:15PM – Critical Mass/Community Bike Ride by Critical Mass RI @ Atwells Ave. Pineapple

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3 Responses to May is Bike Month

  1. Adam April 30, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    There is also a free bike ride between Fall River and New Bedford on May 15th. Click on my name here and then follow the link to “May 15th bike ride” for more details.

  2. Matthew Coolidge May 5, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    I’ve updated the above list with the May 15th ride and more info about the Ride of Silence

  3. Matthew Coolidge May 10, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    I’ve added the Gallery Night bike tour to the list

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