RIPTA Announces “No Pollute Commute” Bike to Work Challenge to Encourage Greener Commuting in Honor of National Bike Month

April 29, 2024

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Bike to work, track your trips and win cool prizes in the Commuter Bike Challenge, May 1 – 31, 2024

In recognition of National Bike Month, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority’s (RIPTA) Commuter Resource RI team is launching a No Pollute Commute Bike to Work Challenge beginning on Wednesday, May 1 and ending on Friday, May 31, 2024.

It’s free and easy to participate! Click here to create an account and start logging your bike trips. The more you bike to work, the more chances you have to win prizes. You don’t have to bike all the way every day; just one bike trip to your local bus or train stop during the challenge counts!

The No Pollute Commute Bike to Work Challenge is a fun and engaging way to encourage people to try the healthy option of pedal power for part or all of their commute. Choosing to ride a bicycle to work offers many benefits including saving money, boosting morale and health, reducing traffic congestion, and reducing harmful automobile emissions.

RIPTA is also reminding the public that biking and taking the bus can be a winning combination. All of RIPTA’s fixed-route buses are equipped with a bicycle rack that can fit two bicycles each. RIPTA’s bicycle racks allow riders to bike part of the way to work and let RIPTA get them the rest of the way there.

This month-long celebration encourages commuters to bike to work as much as possible, and members of RIPTA’s Commuter Resource RI team will be there to cheer them on. Our team will set up Celebration Stations at various locations with raffle prizes, giveaways, and snacks for cyclists. Follow this schedule to find our team:

No Pollute Commute Bike to Work Challenge Schedule:

Stop by our Celebration Station every Wednesday in May on your commute and pick up some free Bike to Work swag – PLUS refreshments!

May 1, 2024 • 6am – 9am • Memorial Park, Providence (South Main St. and College St.)

May 8, 2024 • 6am – 8am • Warren Ave., East Providence (at the base of the Washington Bridge)

May 15, 2024 • 6am – 9am • Downtown Providence (corner of Ship St. and Richmond St.)

May 22, 2024 • 6am – 9am • Michael S. Van Leesten Memorial Bridge (west side, across from District Hall)

May 29, 2024 • 6am – 9am • Michael S. Van Leesten Memorial Bridge (east side, across from Plant City)

Friday, May 31, 2024: No Pollute Commute Closing Party at Black Duck Tavern

Black Duck Tavern, located along the bike path at the base of the George Washington Bridge in East Providence, will host 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 the No Pollute Commute Bike to Work Challenge! Commuter Resource RI staff will be on hand with promotional giveaways and Rack N’ Ride information.

Commuter Resource RI works year-round to educate the public about riding RIPTA and other modes of public transportation while also supporting alternatives such as carpools, vanpools, and biking. 

The No Pollute Commute Bike to Work Challenge is also made possible by community sponsors including NBX BikesBlack Duck TavernPVD Donuts, CleverhoodFriendly Bike ShopManhattan Portage Bags, Boxed Water and Narragansett Brewery.

Need help planning your commute? Contact our transit specialists at For more information on the No Pollute Commute Bike to Work Challenge, please visit

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