Bike the Night
Mayor of Providence Jorge Elorza bikes to work almost every day, and he wants to share that experience with you! On the first Thursday of every quarter, join Mayor Elorza and the Rhode Island Bicycel Coalition for an evening ride that showcases different neighborhoods of Providence. Bring your bike, a helmet, and front and rear lights to City Hall, and enjoy this slow ride for all experience levels!
Registration & Check-In at 6:00 PM. Ride departs at 6:30 PM.
Next Ride – April 19, 2017 – Starts at Classical High School
Due to rain, this spring’s ride has been rescheduled for April 19.
Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition and the City of Providence have partnered with Youth in Action and Recycle-A-Bike for our spring ride. Bring your friends and family for a leisurely ride through the neighborhoods of Providence with Major Elorza.
April’s ride will begin at Classical High School located at 54 Fricker Street, Providence, RI. We will gather in the large parking lot along Fricker St for a 6:30PM departure. We will be biking around Pleasure Lake in Roger William Park on this spring’s ride. Along the way, we’ll roll by Youth In Action’s Headquarters located on Broad St. The ride will end at Classical High School.
This will be one of our shortest routes ever, clocking in at about 7 miles.
Youth participants and participants with youth at April’s Bike the Night event can enter a raffle to win a $25 Visa gift card, a helmet, and one of 10 youth-sized bikes donated by Recycle-A-Bike! You must be present to enter the raffle. Winners of the raffle will be announced on Youth in Action’s Facebook page.
You won’t want to miss this ride.
Ride departs from 54 Fricker St, Providence, RI at 6:30PM.
Rain Date: April 19, 2017 6PM – 8PM. Visit the Facebook Page for the latest updates.
- July 6, 2017
- Oct 5, 2017
Bike the Night is a volunteer-run event and can’t happen without your help! If you would like to help with future rides, Contact Us. Include “Bike the Night” in the subject and information about how you would like to contribute.
Bike the Night launched in October of 2015. Since that first ride, we’ve visited many communities and neighborhoods in Providence. No two rides have been the same, and we continue to plan new routes every month.
- October 8, 2015 – South Elmwood – Our first ride! And the only Bike the Night that didn’t happen on the first Thursday of the month. We rode down the infamous Allens Ave for a ride through Roger Williams Park.
- November 5, 2015 – East Side of Providence – We visited the east side of Providence, including part of the on-road route of the Blackstone River Bikeway, Hope St, and Thayer.
- December 3, 2015 – Olneyville – Participants in December received a free Holiday Helmet Cover courtesy of generous RI Bike donor. Decked out in holiday lights & gear, we biked the Woonasquatucket River Greenway – Providence’s only off-road bike path – through Olneyville. We stopped at The Scurvy Dog, the first business Bike the Night has visited, for a post-ride celebration.
- January 7, 2016 – West End, Silverlake, & Hartford – Cold temperatures didn’t stop us in January! We took to the streets again to ride through the neighborhoods to the western most neighborhoods of Providence. we finished the ride at Pizza J to warm up.
- February 4, 2016 – Wanskuk & Charles – Officially Bike the Night’s longest and steepest ride – in the rain, nonetheless. This route was challenging with several steep climbs. It was worth it in the end, however, as we rolled into the parking lot at Ladder 133.
- March 3, 2016 – Roger Williams Pond – Riders braved the cold for a slow roll along the perimeter of Roger Williams Park. We celebrated Women’s Month at the end with a stop at Murphy’s, owned by Ruth Ferrazzano, located at 100 Fountain St.
- April 7, 2016 – Unfortunately, due to weather, April’s ride in 2016 was the first Bike the Night to be cancelled.
- May 5, 2016
- June 2, 2016
- July 7, 2016 – Ride cancelled due to weather.
- October 13, 2016
- January 5, 2017