Whether you're looking for a light and leisurely ride or something a bit more challenging, Newport offers some of the most scenic paths for exploring on two wheels. Cover more ground and avoid parking with these resources for exploring The Classic Coast by bike.
The following information is courtesy of bikenewport.org
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PARK & RIDE
Park & Ride lots located around town are free of charge to anyone who parks a vehicle. Trade four wheels for two when you park your car and hop on your bike for a scenic ride into town.
ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL
109 Old Fort Road, Newport
Open year-round (except for the Saturday right before, or on, March 17th as the City of Newport uses the lot for St. Patrick's Day Parade operations.)
This parking area is convenient for exploring the southern region of Newport, including Fort Adams State Park and Ocean Drive. There is no charge for parking. Please park by the tennis courts.
NEWPORT COUNTY YMCA
792 Valley Road, Middletown
Open May 1 – September 1
Park your vehicle at Newport County YMCA in Middletown in their third lot (located at the top of the hill, designated by “Park n’ Bike” signs) for cycling visitors.
EAST BAY BIKE PATH
The East Bay Bike Path weaves through coves, marshes, parks and bridges offering a scenic journey from Providence to Bristol along the shore of Narragansett Bay.
FORT ADAMS BAY WALK
The Fort Adams Bay Walk is a 2.5-mile loop around the perimeter of Fort Adams State Park, providing unparalleled scenic views of Newport's Harbor, the Newport Bridge and Narragansett Bay.
Cruise down the 10-mile shoreline-drive in Newport featuring panoramic ocean views. Along the way, stop at Brenton Point State Park, plant your blanket in the ground and enjoy the ocean breeze.
Various bike loops exist throughout the area, including the10-mile Middletown Beach Loop offering a scenic start at Second Beach in Middletown and traveling to Third Beach, down to Wapping Road and around to Prospect Avenue, eventually ending back at Second Beach. More loops through our various coastal communities can be found here.
Looking for more? Check out this detailed map of the best places for biking around town.
FIND A BIKE
12 Christie's Landing, Newport
In addition to scoot coupes, kayaks, surfboards and more, Scooter World also offers bike rentals for 10-speed bicycles in a variety of styles. Free delivery is available for parties of 10 or more.
TEN SPEED SPOKES
18 Elm Street, Newport
Ten Speed Spokes, located in downtown Newport just next to the Newport Visitor Center, offers a selection of hybrid and commuter bikes that can be rented for as little as $7 per hour. Each rental includes a helmet and lock.
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