Greater City Providence

Updated: May is bike month

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Update: This post previously had links to last year’s events. Sorry about that! (page updated 5/1/12 @ 4pm)

Congratulations, you made it through one of the most mild winters on record. If you took advantage of the warmer temps and got out on the bike, good on ya! For the rest of you, if you haven’t been out on your bike yet, now is the time.

That’s right, May is National Bike Month! And bike month wouldn’t be complete without a Bike to Work Day event where you can put a name to some those spandex clad bodies faces you’ve seen two-wheeling it around town.

According to the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition’s website, the Providence B2WD will be on May 18th and, like last year, there will be an opportunity to meet-up downtown for a little morning bike-fuel.

In the meantime, take the lane, turn on your blinkies, don one of Jef’s slick designs (like this cool button), and I’ll see you on the streets.

Matthew Coolidge

Matthew Coolidge is co-founder of Greater City Providence. In addition to the occasional blog post about cycling, sailing, or urban rant, he works as an Electrical Engineer, often traveling to major cities and ports around the globe, or simply Warwick.


  • Those RIBIKE links are to last years events! I haven’t gotten this years events posted yet on the ribike site…

  • Alright, looks like the RIbike links are coming online. I’ve updated my post above.

    Maybe I just wanted to repeat last year’s success…

  • Just a note to encourage folks to show support for bicycling and come to the Providence bike to work day on Friday which as of now should be a fine day. From 6:30am to about 10am there will be a gathering at Memorial Park at the foot of College St off South Main, including coffee, bike info, and even speeches by the Mayor and Providence planners that will update us on bike plans for the city.

    Please visit for updates and more info on this and for bike events in Newport and Pawtucket

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