Bike to Work Month 2023

Challenge yourself and bike to work as much as possible during Bike to Work Month with RIPTA’s Let’s Ride RI Bike Commuter Challenge!

This month-long Bike Challenge encourages Rhode Islanders to reduce carbon emissions by riding their bikes to work. It’s free to participate. Just sign up here, ride your bike, log your trips and see how you are making RI a greener state!  The more bike trips you record, the more chances you have to win!

There will be weekly winners and a grand prize winner.


Every Wednesday during Bike to Work Month, our Commuter Resource RI (CRRI) transit team will host a pop-up table to greet two-wheeled commuters!  Stop by the CRRI table – with your bicycle – for a complimentary coffee from Café La France, a snack from Clean Green Energy Bars, an awesome Bike to Work t-shirt and a chance to win some great raffle prizes! 

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 4:30PM – 7PM: Let’s Ride RI closing party at Black Duck Tavern

Black Duck Tavern, located along the East Bay Bike Path at the base of the George Washington Bridge at 31 Warren Avenue in East Providence, will be hosting a Bike to Work Month Closing Party from 4:30PM to 6:30PM.  Stop by on your bike and enjoy one complimentary drink to wrap up Bike to Work Month.

  • Get active and start a new healthy habit.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Participate as a bike community and see the power of togetherness!
  • Win prizes just for riding your bike!
  • Have fun—the most important part!

You don’t have to be an experienced bike commuter to participate!

We’ve got Bike Buddies ready to help you feel comfortable commuting by bike.

Bike Buddies are bicycling enthusiasts who have volunteered to show newbies how to get started.

It’s easy! Create a profile on this site and then follow these directions:

  1. Go to the trip planner by selecting the “Find Rides” option.
  2. Choose the type of trip you’re looking for (Commute, Single Trip, or Events & Destinations).
  3. Enter your origin and destination. If you selected a commute trip, locations will be pre-filled with the information you entered in your profile.
  4. Select the “Bike route” mode.
  5. Select the “Buddies” option.
  6. You’ll now be able to see other members who are interested in being a Bike Buddy! Reach out to them directly and get pedaling.

We’re looking for volunteers to show newbies how to get started biking to work!

Email or call 401-784-9575 today.

We’ll hook you up with a “Let’s Ride RI” t-shirt and other cool RIPTA swag.

GRAND PRIZE:  NBX Bikes Gift Card


Cleverhood Poncho, Manhattan Portage Bag, Free Bike Tune-up at Friendly Bike Shop, Narragansett Brewery Gift Card, and a Black Duck Tavern Gift Card