NEWPORT ‘CITY BY THE SEA’ BIKE TOUR
This is New England, and the conditions can change quickly. We will always head out with full intentions of completing the day’s itinerary, so please be ready to ride. A small bag with extra gear can be left in the SAG wagon each day.
We will always do our best to adhere to the planned schedule, but it is always subject to change due to reasons beyond our control.
We require you to wear a helmet during our rides.
Length: 3 days, 2 nights
Dates: September 27-30
Prerequisites: Must be able to ride 30 miles per day at an average speed of 15 mph.
Our first day of riding is a 50-mile cruise along the gorgeous coastline of Newport Harbor, with a 30-mile option for those who prefer more time on the town. At the end of the ride, we’ll board the Schooner Adirondack and enjoy the ocean under sail power followed by a group dinner
at the hotel’s Pier 49 restaurant.
Today’s ride starts with a bus trip to the small town of Tiverton for a longer day (50-70 miles) along the east side of RI. Tiverton is located on the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay. From here, we’ll make our way to Sakonnet Harbor, where we’ll enjoy lunch on the busy working waterfront before heading to the quiet roads of Little Compton and beyond.
We’ll make the absolute most of our last day by setting out for the town of Bristol, home of the Herreshoff Marine Museum. You’ll enjoy awesome views along the shore before we roll into Colt State Park, where we’ll stop to take in the sounds and sights of Narragansett Bay. Those wanting a longer ride can continue along the East Bay bike path into Providence before returning to our start point.
Included/ Not Included
Bike service by one of our techs before the ride
3 nights shared accommodations at the Harbor Hotel & Marina; private rooms are available for an additional charge
1 evening meal
3 buffet breakfasts
Support wagon while out on the road
Eastern Mountain Sports School staff riding alongside you
Cue card for the route of the day
Special arrangements can be made to rent a bike if flying in; you can also ship your bike to our Cranston, RI, store, and we’ll have it ready for you when you arrive and then ship it back to your home.
Bike, helmet, shoes, or specific bike clothing
Transportation to and from the hotel at the start of day 2
Each ride will include two trip leaders and an experienced bike tech from one of our RI stores. All staff are locals who are familiar with the area and know the least- trafficked cycling routes as well as the most scenic places to stop. We’ll adjust the pace to ensure an enjoyable day for everyone. If you’re too tired to finish a ride or your bike needs a major repair, our fully outfitted SAG wagon will take care of anything you need.
Payment is due in full at time of reservation to secure your reservation. Events run rain or shine. Eastern Mountain Sports Schools reserves the right to cancel or reschedule events for low participation, weather or safety concerns at any time. We will try to give as much advance notice as possible, but may not always be able to give much advance warning, especially for weather cancellations.
1) Cancellations or schedule changes 8 DAYS OR MORE PRIOR to the event start date will be fully refunded or credited with no penalty.
2) Reservation changes of any kind WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE EVENT START DATE WILL NOT BE REFUNDED and you WILL NOT be permitted to carry over deposits to future events. Please mark this date on your calender after making your reservation!
If you have any questions please call 800-310-4504. We will be more than happy to review our cancellation policy with you.
Reservations are required in advance for all programs and full payment is required to hold your spot. Please call 800-310-4504 to make your reservation and have credit card ready for payment.