June 15, 2014

Ride Info

Elliot Kaminitz

Elliot Kaminitz (1946-2012)

Our Dad was an amazing individual - a devoted husband, loving father and doting Papa who treasured family above all else. During his 40-years as a community dentist, Dad was known as a gentle individual, loved by patients and staff. Striving every day to provide the utmost in care, he improved the smiles of thousands of people.

In retirement, he happily pursued his favorite passions – teaching Chinese cuisine, leading historic tours of Newport, and staying fit through a healthy active lifestyle.

Dad loved to bicycle. And when he died tragically in June 2012, he was riding the roads he loved adjacent to the beaches he loved – a road now graced with a much safer dedicated bike lane.

We know that the bike lane, too late for our father, is the promise of a safer cycling experience for future riders. We want to see more progress here in Newport and across Aquidneck Island.

Our hope above all is that the annual Elliot Kaminitz Fathers Day Ride will honor our father, raise awareness of bike safety initiatives, and raise funds needed to make these improvements happen.

Thank you for supporting more, better and safer cycling! And for helping to keep our father’s legacy alive.

With love,
Adam Kaminitz, Ilicia Kaminitz Strasser, Jon Strasser


Unable to make this year's ride? Donations in memory of Elliot Kaminitz and in support of more, better and safer bicycling can be made on the registration page to Bike Newport.


Ride Info

8:00 a.m. June 15, 2014


On June 16th, 2013 more than 300 people participated in the inaugural Elliot Kaminitz Father's Day Ride. It was a beautiful day full of the joy of cycling, the legacy of a cyclist and the promise of more and better cycling in and around Newport.

Join Bike Newport and hundreds of cyclists as we ride Newport County's scenic coastline while celebrating the life and passion of Dr. Elliot Kaminitz. The second annual Elliot Kaminitz Father's Day Ride will be held on June 15, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. With a range of distances from 6, 10 and 25 miles, riders of all levels can participate. We are also engaging young cyclists with a "Safety Town" presented by the R.I. Department of Transportation. This youth program and activity area will be hosted inside the walls of Fort Adams State Park, which will provide a fun and safe environment for kids and parents to participate.

All three ride options start and finish inside Fort Adams State Park. Following the ride, food and beverages will be available for participants. Riders are encouraged to choose the distance that suits their abilities.

"There in Spirit": Can't get to Newport, but want to participate? Join us in spirit! Sign up and take a ride with your family and friends wherever you are on Father's Day morning. We'll send you a tshirt and you'll promise us a photo. Don't let the distance keep you from supporting Elliot's legacy of more, better and safer cycling.

Proceeds from this event will benefit local cycling advocacy group. Bike Newport.

For more information about supporting the 2014 Father's Day Ride:
Bike Newport: (401) 619-4900, info@bikenewportri.org

2013 Recap:


The registration fee includes full route support for the Father's Day Ride courses as well as post- event food and entertainment. Every participant will also receive a commemorative T-shirt. Post ride festivities will be held on the Parade Field inside Fort Adams and will include live music and youth activities.

Children that are registered to ride can participate in the open rides, however they are not required to do so. All children are welcome to participate in our Safety Town activities.

All Bike Newport members receive 15% off their registration. For Bike Newport membership information please visit bikenewportri.org/membership.


Registration Fees *Same price for all route distances and "There in Spirit"








15% OFF

Children must be under 18 years old. Students must present a valid student ID.

• Registration fees include an event T-shirt and food & beverage.
• Proceeds from this event will benefit Bike Newport.




Interested in volunteering for this event? Contact info@bikenewportri.org


Safety Town

Young riders can join the cycling fun in the safety of Fort Adams, riding up to one mile (3x around the Fort loop) and practicing their skills in Safety Town, complete with child-size road signs and overseen by certified cycling instructors.

Registration includes a special Safety Town event t-shirt and completion of the course earns a Smart Cycling certificate. All children must be in the care of an adult.



Newport Pedicab

Would you like to participate in the Father's Day Ride but are not able to? Our awesome sponsors Newport Pedicab have offered to do the pedaling for you! Just sign up for the ride using the link below and email us here and we will make it happen!


Route Maps

The 2014 Father's Day Ride will feature three fun and scenic courses. All rides start at 8:00 a.m. We encourage riders to choose the course that best suits their ability and endurance. All courses will start and finish in Fort Adams State Park.


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Printable PDF
Turn by Turn cue sheet


Bay Walk

Not a cyclist? You can still take part in the Father's Day Ride while enjoying a scenic stroll on the Bay Walk. This 2.2 mile course features views of Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor. Course Map


Fort Adams

Make history come alive for every member of your family. Just a short ride, drive or a water taxi ride across Newport Harbor stands the largest coastal fortification in the United States. Visit this engineering and architectural masterpiece to see where the soldiers lived, enter the casemates, explore the tunnel system, and climb the bastions for breathtaking views. Consider renting the Fort with its 6-acre parade field or North lawn on the water for your special function.


Proceeds from the Elliot Kaminitz Father's Day Ride will benefit Bike Newport.

Bike Newport's mission is to improve, encourage and facilitate bicycling in and around Newport for the health and well-being of our youth and families and as a viable and enjoyable method of transportation for residents and visitors.



Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about this event!

General Inquiries

Phone: (401) 619-4900
Email: bari@bikenewportri.org

Sponsorship Inquiries

Phone: (401) 318-2991
Email: bari@bikenewportri.org


Partners & Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Additional Sponsors

Please contact Bike Newport if you are interested in partnering with this event