The Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition promotes and enables bicycling as a healthy, enjoyable, efficient and environmentally friendly mode of transportation in and around the State of Rhode Island.


During the Fall of 2007, a number of like-minded cyclists met over dinner to discuss the lack of organized cycling advocacy in Providence. While there are many great groups interested in cycling in and around Providence, it became clear that these groups were not effectively communicating with each other. The Providence Bicycle Coalition was born to fill this gap. During the next three years, our work focused almost exclusively on cycling issues in the City of Providence.

In 2010, we became the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition to advocate for better bicycling not only in Providence but across the state.