RIPTA Announces Let’s Ride RI Commuter Bike Challenge in Honor of National Bike Month and to Encourage Greener Commuting
Bike to work, track your trips and win cool prizes with Commuter Bike Challenge, May 1 – 31, 2023
Providence, Rhode Island, April 28, 2023 -- In recognition of National Bike Month, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority’s (RIPTA) Commuter Resource RI team is launching a “Let’s Ride RI” Commuter Bike Challenge beginning on Monday, May 1 and ending on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.
It’s free and easy to participate! Click here to create an account and start logging your bike trips. The more you bike to work, the more chances you have to win prizes. You don’t have to bike all the way every day, just one bike trip to your local bus or train stop during the challenge counts!
Bike to Work Month is a fun and engaging way to encourage people to try the healthy option of “pedal power” for part or all of their commute, rather than relying on automobiles. Choosing to ride a bicycle to work offers many benefits including saving money, boosting morale and health, reducing traffic congestion and reducing harmful automobile emissions.
RIPTA is also reminding the public that biking and taking the bus can be a winning combination for people who want to ride part of the way to work and then take public transportation. All of RIPTA’s fixed-route buses are equipped with bicycle racks.
This month-long celebration encourages commuters to bike to work as much as possible, and members of RIPTA’s Commuter Resource RI (CRRI) team will be there to cheer them on. Our team will be setting up tables at various locations and will have raffle prizes, giveaways, and snacks for cyclists. Follow this schedule to find our team:
Bike to Work Week Commuter Resource RI Outreach Schedule:
- Wednesday, May 3 • 6AM-9AM: Base of the George Washington Bridge, East Providence
- Wednesday, May 10 • 6:30AM-9AM: Jewelry District – Intersection of Ship & Richmond Streets, Providence
- Wednesday, May 17 • 6:30AM-9AM: Memorial Park – South Main Street, Providence
- Wednesday, May 24 • 3PM-6:15PM: Amtrak Station (Downtown Side), Providence
Friday, June 2: Bike to Work Week Closing Party at Black Duck Tavern
Black Duck Tavern, located along the bike path at the base of the George Washington Bridge in East Providence, will be hosting a Bike to Work Week Closing Party from 4:30PM to 6:30PM. Stop by on your bike and enjoy one complimentary drink to wrap up the Let’s Ride RI Commuter Bike Challenge! Commuter Resource RI staff will be on hand with promotional giveaways and Rack N’ Ride information.
Commuter Resource RI works year round to educate the public about riding RIPTA and other modes of public transportation while also supporting alternatives such as carpools, vanpools, and biking.
Bike to Work Month is also made possible by community sponsors including NBX Bikes, Black Duck Tavern, Café La France, Clean Energy Bars, Cleverhood, Friendly Bike Shop, Manhattan Portage Bags and Narragansett Brewery.