Whether you're a seasoned rider or just starting out, Newport offers some of the most scenic paths for exploring on two wheels. Cover more ground and avoid parking with these resources for exploring our City by the Sea by bike.
The following information is courtesy of bikenewport.org
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.
437 BROADWAY, NEWPORT
This is a very convenient location if arriving from the Newport bridge or from the north. There is no charge for parking, though donations to Bike Newport are always welcome and will support bike education and road sharing initiatives. Parking is first come, first served.
- Map location of 437 Broadway
- Bicycle route from 437 Broadway to Fort Adams
- Bicycle route from Fort Adams to 437 Broadway
Driving directions from Newport Bridge: Take the 114 North/Fall River/Cape Cod exit off the bridge. At the end of the off ramp, turn left onto Admiral Kalbfus Road. Take a right onto Broadway at the second light. 437 Broadway will be on your left with a “Park n’ Bike” sign marking the driveway.
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.
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.
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.
Various bike loops are provided by Bike Newport, including the 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? Here is a detailed map of the best places for biking around town.
FIND A BIKE
130 Broadway, Newport
Newport Bicycle is located just one half mile from downtown. Choose from a selection of hybrid bikes, road bikes, tot trailers and tandem bikes. All rentals include a helmet and a lock.
879 West Main Road, Middletown
Pedal Power is located in Middletown and offers a selection of bikes for rental. It's recommended that you call ahead to check for availability.
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.
CELEBRATE NATIONAL BIKE MONTH
BIKE AND WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
Where: Thompson Middle School
When: Wednesday May 10, 7:30 AM
Details: Bike Newport staff will be greeting riders and walkers at Thompson Middle School during arrival. All bikers and walkers are eligible to win a bike.
FULL MOON RIDE
Where: Bike Newport, 62 Broadway
When: Wednesday May 10, 8:15 PM
Details: Join Bike Newport for a bike ride through Newport guided by the full moon.
BIKE TO WORK DAY
Where: Newport City Hall, 43 Broadway
When: Friday, May 19, all day
Details: Celebrate bicycling and go green during Bike to Work Day as a fun and healthy way to get to work. Bike with family, friends or colleagues to Bike Newport’s Commuter Breakfast from 7:00 - 9:00 AM and end the day with 4:00 PM bike-friendly announcements and a 5:00 PM city group ride.
CITY BIKING CLASS
Where: Bike Newport, 62 Broadway
When: Sunday, May 21, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Details: City biking classes led by Bike Newport intend to get you out of the car onto a bicycle. This four-hour comprehensive class on biking will teach you how to safely ride your bike on city streets. Must haves: bike, helmet and basic riding skills.