2017-09-14 / Front Page

Biking Across the Bays


(Photo by Jon Clancy) (Photo by Jon Clancy) The fifth annual 4 Bridges Ride, sponsored by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 17. Cyclists will have an opportunity to pedal across four of Aquidneck Island’s major bridges in a 26-mile course. The steepest is the Pell Bridge with a height of 207 feet and an incline grade of almost five percent. The ride will begin at 7 a.m. at the Park & Ride in North Kingstown. Participants will cross the Verrazzano, Pell, Sakonnet and Mt. Hope Bridges, and finish near the campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Save the Bay to fund their efforts to protect and conserve Narragansett Bay. The event is produced by Gray Matter Marketing. For more information and to register for the ride, visit 4bridgesride.com.

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