About RI Bike
Since 2004, the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition has worked to create safe & accessible biking in for all.
Our dedicated board, volunteers and members envision safe & connected bike routes separated from traffic within easy reach of all Rhode Islanders.
Bicycles are a key part of a successful mobility network. Transportation, personal mobility, recreation – RI Bike works with all levels of local and state government to prioritize active transportation in all planning decisions. Find out more about RI BIke’s advocacy work.
If you want to be more safe, comfortable and confident on a bike, RI Bike can help you build the skills and confidence you need with in-person instruction and at-home resources. Find out more about RI Bike’s educational programs.
Events, Group rides, activities and more! RI Bike is in the community – riding, spreading the word and having fun! Find out more about the RI Bike community.
In the Legislature
RI Bike has helped craft and pass laws to make cyclists and pedestrians safer on the streets.
- Frank’s Law – Safe passing legislation
- Hand Held Ban – For safe driving
- Bicycle Mobility Plan – part of the State’s Transportation Master Plan
- Vulnerable Road Users Bill – over 10 years work!
- Roadway Safety Act –
RI Bike is an active member of these local, State and regional organizations.
- East Coast Greenway Council
- Statewide Traffic Safety Coalition
- Providence Streets Coalition
- Paths to Progress
- Rails to Trails Conservancy
We also work closely with advocacy groups around the State.
- Bike Newport
- Friends of the South County Bike Path
- Blackstone Valley Tourism Council
- Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
- Bike Tiverton
As part of the ongoing work to track issues important to Rhode Island cyclists, we monitor and raise our voices at State and local meetings where big decisions about policy, legislation and infrastructure are made.
- Statewide Planning – Transportation Advisory Council
- Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Council
- Providence City Council
- Mobility Innovation Working Group
In addition, we act as the designated key stakeholder for projects across the Ocean State. In this capacity, we review projects, attend preliminary presentations and consult with local agencies.
Why I Bike - Daria15 years ago, I needed to find exercise I liked. I went from “i don’t bike” to “100 miles a week” over the course of 2 weeks.
- East Providence First Street Pilot Project is live!Congratulations to East Providence and all the businesses and residents of Watchamoket Square! The long awaited First Street… read more
- ACTION ALERT: Your chance to influence future transportation spendingPlease read and sign this urgent Transportation Funding Alert put together by RI Bike and Paths to Progress to require… read more
- Cyclists and others have new protections in Rhode IslandGREAT NEWS! As of Friday, June 25th, 2021, the vulnerable road users bills became LAW. The new statute… read more