8:00 a.m. June 15, 2014
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 Kids "Tour de Fort". 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.
• Saturday 6/14: 3:00-6:00pm Bike Newport office 437 Broadway
• Sunday 6/15: 7:00-7:45am Ride Site Fort Adams, inside the Fort
Pre-ride yoga with Thames Street Yoga: Sunday, 6/15, 7:30 am
Ride start: Sunday, 6/15, 8:00 am
6-mile loop will be coned and police-escorted. Pedicabs available but must be reserved by Thursday, June 12th. 10- and 25-mile loops will be marked with yellow signs. Riders must be comfortable riding with traffic and follow all road signs and signals.
If you’re coming from over the bridges and far away and want to add a few miles to your ride, use our dedicated “Park ‘n Bike” lot. This free parking lot is located at Bike Newport’s new office - 437 Broadway – the former Triplett School. You can park, hop on your bike, and pedal the 4 miles to Fort Adams. If you’d rather park closer, Fort Adams parking lot is also free and available. Or put your bike on RIPTA's bike racks, ride the bus to Newport’s Gateway Center and pedal the three miles to Fort Adams. Need directions from any of these locations? Check our Newport Bicycle Map.
• Helmet required.
• Signed waiver required (included in registration).
• Ride right, single file.
• Use hand signals.
• Obey all road signs and signals.
Father's Day Ride Video:
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 "Tour de Fort" 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"
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.
Free Bike Rentals
All five of Newport's rental shops will provide rental bikes FREE OF CHARGE to ride participants. Bikes must be picked up on Saturday afternoon and returned after the ride on Sunday. Please click here for the list of bike shops that offer rentals and call to make a reservation.
• Hooley: single speed beach cruisers
• Mansion Rentals: seven speed cruisers
• Newport Bicycle: road bikes and hybrids
• Scooter World: ten speed hybrids and electric bikes
• Ten Speed Spokes: commuter bikes, road bikes
Interested in volunteering for this event? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org