Bike Month



What #bikemonthri events are happening near you?

As always, you can see a calendar of all RI bike events on our Events page.


Bike to Breakfast
Portsmouth Farm-To-Farm Bike Ride
Ride of Silence
Bikes + Preservation: The Dorr War Tour
Elliot’s Ride for Everyone
PVD Critical Mass


Bicycle Skills 1-2-3
Bike to Work Day – Providence, Newport, South Kingstown
Bike Home Together Party

All Events


May 1: Bike to Breakfast • 7:30am – 9:30am
Riverside Park, 50 Aleppo St, Providence

A quick and fun ride to breakfast at Scramblers to start Bike Month (and your day) off right! Meet at Riverside Park at 7:30AM. Sponsored by the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council.


May 1: Bike Month Kickoff Party • 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Mission Electric Bike, 198 Ives St, Providence

Description:Hooray Bike Month! Come celebrate the beginning of Bike Month 2019 with RI Bike and Mission Electric Bike during an informal, chillaxified, no-agenda evening at Mission Electric Bike in Fox Point. We’ll provide some beers, tunes, and snacks — you provide yourself. (But of course, feel free to bring additional goodies.)

Come hang with us, learn about RIBike, and meet your fellow enthusiasts! Donations welcomed but not required.


May 2: Bicycle Skills 1-2-3 • 6:00pm – 7:30pm
DASH Bicycle Shop, 228 Broadway, Providence

In this on-bike clinic we will cover skills like starting and stopping, signaling, shifting, hazard avoidance and more. We will cap off the evening with a short group ride around the neighborhood, ending back at Dash to refuel with pizza and drinks.

*A bike will be required, but please reach out to arrange a loaner for the evening if you do not currently have a working bicycle.


May 6-23: Repair-A-Bike • 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Recycle-A-Bike, 1911 Westminster St, Providence

Repair-A-Bike (formerly Build-A-Bike) is a hands-on 6-session, 18-hour course that goes into great depth of the most common repairs that are performed in the bike shop. Curious to see the ball bearings inside your hub and headset? Wondering how cable tension improves derailleur performance when you’re shifting? Come on in and find out! This is a bike mechanics class for all skill levels- no experience required.

Registration required. Class Dates: Monday 5/6, Thursday 5/9, Monday 5/13, Thursday 5/16, Monday 5/20, and Thursday 5/23

*Financial aid/work trade granted on a case-by-case basis, send an email for more information.
*Want to keep a bike at the end of the class? As a member of the class, you will receive a 50% off any of our refurbished sale bikes or the bike that you worked on.


May 11: Portsmouth Farm-To-Farm Bike Ride 2019 • 10:00am – 1:00pm
29 Middle Rd, Portsmouth

Pump up your tires and get ready for the Second Annual FREE Portsmouth Farm-to-Farm Bike Ride on Saturday, May 11th!!!
Lovely Middle Road, lined with six family farms, will be CAR FREE so families, friends, and neighbors can enjoy the experience of riding together. On May 11th, from 10am until 1pm, Middle Road will be closed to car traffic for the Farm-to-Farm Bike Ride – a short and delightful 4 mile ride for people of all ages and biking or walking abilities.

This ride is FREE! Questions? / (401) 619-4900


May 12: CycloFemme Ride to Narragansett • 10:00am – 1:00pm
Amtrak Kingston Station, 1 Railroad Ave, West Kingston, RI 02892

This Mother’s Day weekend, join RI Bike and female-identifying bicyclists around the globe as we band together on bikes to set a movement in motion! We’ll be celebrating the power of women and bicycles by riding together from the Amtrak Train Station in West Kingston to Narragansett.

May 13: RI Bike Monthly Advocacy Meeting • 6:00pm – 8:00pm
SEGHub 1st Flr Conference Room, 10 Davol Sq Providence

Come learn how you can help make bicycling safer and more accessible to people of all ages and abilities.


May 15: Ride of Silence • 6:00pm
India Point Park, 225 India St, Providence

On May 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will traverse and unite the globe as nothing before it. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.

Meet at India Point Park at 6pm ready to ride on Wednesday, May 15.

The route will be a slow ride to Blackstone Boulevard and back. All are welcome.


May 17: Bike to Work Day • 7:00 – 9:00am
Burnside Park, Providence

Bike to Work Day is the origin of all National Bike Month events. Started in 1956, this day is a time to try out commuting to work by bike, even if that’s not something you’d normally do. This year, Bike to Work Day is on Friday, May 17th. There will be a big celebration in downtown Providence from 7-9am, in Burnside Park, with free food, booths with community organizations, and a few special guests to applaud your bicycling efforts.

Other locations around the state holding Bike to Work Day events include Newport and South Kingstown. Details below.

May 17: Bike to Work Day • 7:00 – 9:00am

Gather for Bike Newport’s annual Bike Commuter Breakfast from 7-9 a.m. at Newport City Hall (rain location is Bike Newport’s office across the street, at 62 Broadway).  At 4:30 p.m., head over to City Hall for bike-friendly progress reports and to award the Bike-Friendly Business of the Year. At 5 p.m., join a group bike ride around downtown!

May 17: Bike to Work Day • 7:00 – 9:00am
Railroad St, Peace Dale-Wakefield, South Kingstown

Light refreshments provided, please bring your own travel mug.
Bike decorating, Stedmans Bike Shop service station, RIPTA bus with bike loading demo, Music, Prizes, and Group rides to local schools


May 17: Bike Home Together Party • 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Black Duck Tavern, 5030, 31 Warren Ave, East Providence

Details coming soon.


May 18: Bikes + Preservation: The Dorr War Tour • 10:00am – 12:00pm
Northeast Corner of Benefit & Bowen Streets, Providence

On May 18 and in the wee hours of May 19, 1842, Thomas Wilson Dorr and his followers stole cannon from one arsenal and led an attack on another in the name of extending the vote to more Rhode Islanders. We will revisit the history of “Rhode Island’s very own, very small Civil War” by tracing its path through the streets of Providence—on bicycles. Join us to observe the 177th anniversary of the Dorr Rebellion. Power to the people!

START: NE corner of Benefit/Bowen Streets
END: R.I. State House, Smith Street
DISTANCE: about 5 miles

Don’t forget your helmet!


May 19: Elliot’s Ride for Everyone • 9:00am – 11:00am
Bike Newport, 62 Broadway, Newport

Elliot’s Ride for Everyone is an invitation to EVERYONE, of every age and every level of bicycle experience, to come out and ride and experience the joy of biking along the picturesque ocean coastline while celebrating the importance of safe road sharing.

Bring your family and friends, bring your neighbors. This day will be a wonderful chance to celebrate public space and show our interest in protected byways to access beautiful places safely and confidently.


May 31: PVD Critical Mass • 7:00pm
Burnside Park, Providence, RI

Group ride around PVD, at a 10 mile casual pace, music along the way, drinks to follow. Open to all!