The 2019 Ride will be held on September 15 at 7:00 a.m. Online Registration is now Closed.
The seventh annual 4 Bridges Ride sponsored by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority is a 26 mile charity ride that allows cyclists an opportunity to cross the Verrazzano, Pell, Sakonnet and Mt. Hope Bridges connecting the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. The event will be held on September 15, 2019 starting in North Kingstown and finishing on the campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol.
All participants are required to register prior to the event, wear a helmet and obey all traffic laws throughout the course. While strict safety measures are in place throughout the course, no roads will be closed to traffic during this ride.
A 26 mile ride of this nature requires tremendous planning and the cooperation of all seven communities, their police departments, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, R.I. State Police and from all participants and volunteers. Please read the following details carefully before registering.
Weather Forecast: Rain or Shine Event
The current forecast calls for light rain and scattered showers early Sunday morning. Our fingers are crossed that this clears by the ride start at 7:00 AM. We do recommend dressing for wet conditions and covering your bike's seat when you drop off our bike on Saturday.
The 4 Bridges Ride is a rain or shine event. In the event of extreme and severe weather, the ride may be delayed as officials consult public safety officers. If there is more than a short delay, if conditions persist, or the forecast calls for extreme weather, the ride director reserves the right to cancel the ride. Please check the website, our Facebook page and your email before the ride for any changes or cancellations.
Celebrating 50 Years
The Newport Pell Bridge turns 50 on June 28, 2019! In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the completion of the Newport Pell Bridge, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority plans to host a variety of festivities and celebrations throughout the year.
For more information, visit: www.ritba.org
In recognition of their efforts to protect and improve Narragansett Bay, all net proceeds from rider registration and sponsorships from this year's 4 Bridges Ride will be donated to Save The Bay.
Online registration will open on May 1st.
Onsite registration will be available at the Park and Ride in North Kingstown on September 14 from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Please have your bike ready to be checked into our overnight holding area so you will be able to utilize the shuttles on Sunday morning.
• $65 May 1 - June 30
• $70 July 1 - Thursday, September 13 (online registration closes midnight, 9/12)
• $75 Limited onsite registration is available on Saturday, September 14th
Registration fees include an event t-shirt, post ride food/beverage and shuttle transportation from Roger Williams University to the N.K. park and ride. 100% of net proceeds benefit local charities.
The 4 Bridges Ride extends its thanks to those serving our country. We invite active, reserve members and veterans of all military branches to email us to receive a discounted registration.
Since this is a a point to point ride covering 26 miles, we REQUIRE that all participants check-in on Saturday, September 14th at the Park and Ride adjacent to the Hess Station at 1820 Boston Neck Road in North Kingstown, R.I. between 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Only participants being dropped off on ride morning can check in prior to the ride from 6:00 am - 6:30 am. All other participants must check their bike in on Saturday.
No bikes will be allowed on the shuttles from Bristol to North Kingstown. Bike racks will be overseen by security and local police overnight however the event is not liable for any damage or loss of property. Bike racks and a full time security detail will be on-site overnight to ensure the safety of your bicycle. A shuttle will be provided from the finish line/parking area on ride day.
A shuttle will take participants from the finish line parking lot prior to the ride and deliver you to the starting line in North Kingstown.
Parking & Shuttles
Parking will be provided at the finish line of the event adjacent to Roger Williams University on Old Ferry Road starting at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 15th. Shuttles will be provided to all participants and will run from 5:00 a.m. until 6:15 a.m. There is NO parking available at the starting line and there will be no shuttles provided after the ride.
If riders would like to handle their own transportation to and from the start and finish lines, they can either be dropped off at the start or park at Hamilton Elementary School one-mile from the Park and Ride in North Kingstown.
Bicycles will not be allowed on the shuttles.
Rules of the Road
All participants are required to obey the rules of the road. Police details will be in place at certain intersections, but participants must obey all traffic laws including stop signs and traffic lights.
All Participants Must be Registered - Age Limit 10
All riders must be registered, including both tandem bicycle participants. Ther minimum age requirement is 10 years old and we do not allow bike seats or bike trailers.
Narragansett Bikes (NBX) will be providing pre-ride support and on-course aid at the 4 Bridges Ride.
NBX aims to create an inviting atmosphere and provide expert customer service, whether you are a beginner, enthusiast, competitive racer, or enjoy the more extreme variations of riding.
The 4 Bridges Ride is a charitable event. In order to provide our participants with the best experience possible we are actively seeking event volunteers.
You can raise money for our Official Charity Partner, Save The Bay, or for any cause you care about deeply. There are no minimums and no requirements and all of the money you raise rolls up into the total amount raised for the 4 Bridges Ride.
So if you are participating in the race or not, raise money for a cause you're passionate about and ask your friends and family to sponsor you at this unique event!
2018 Crowdrise Page
Unfortunately there are no refunds. Adhering to the event industry policy, all entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. This is noted on our registration application, and when you register for this event you must agree to this policy. You may not give or sell your registration to another individual.
The 4 Bridges Ride is a rain or shine event. In the event of extreme and severe weather, the ride may be delayed as officials consult public safety officers. If there is more than a short delay, if conditions persist, or the forecast calls for extreme weather, the ride director reserves the right to cancel the race. Please check the website, our Facebook page and your email before the ride for any changes or cancellations.