Ride Info

Overview

The 2016 Ride will be held on September 18 at 7:00 a.m. Registration will open April 3rd

The fourth 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 18, 2016 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.

 

Mission

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority is pleased to offer cycling enthusiasts a one of a kind course while raising money for our not-for profit partner.

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.

 

Registration

Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available at the Park and Ride in North Kingstown on September 17 from 1:00 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.

 

$50 April 1 - June 30
$55 July 1 - Thursday, September 15 (online registration closes midnight, 9/15)
$65 Onsite registration is available on Saturday, September 17th

Registration fees include an event t-shirt for the first 500 riders, 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.

 

Military Discount

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.

 

Bike Drop

Since this is a a point to point ride covering 26 miles, we REQUIRE that all participants check-in on Saturday, September 17th at the Park and Ride adjacent to the Hess Station at 1820 Boston Neck Road in North Kingstown, R.I. between 1:00 - 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 18th. 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.

Rhode Island Department of Transportation's Bicycle Safety brochure

 

Narragansett Bikes

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.

 

Volunteer

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.

The event would not be possible without your support. If you are interested in volunteering for any portion of event weekend 9/17 - 9/18 please feel free to contact us or use the sign-up form.

 

Crowdrise

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!

2016 Crowdrise Page

 

No refundS

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.

 

 

 

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