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Biking is a great way to get around and it is great exercise. It is also very easy to practice social distancing while you explore the state.

Here are some of Rhode Island’s most treasured bike paths for you to enjoy.

Blackstone River Bikeway

This bike path covers 17 miles from Woonsocket to Cumberland, but there are plans to extend it form MA to Providence. It connects with the East Bay Bike Path which will take you all the way to Bristol.

The bikeway hugs the Blackstone River whenever possible and offers spectacular views of waterfalls, dams, wildlife, and historic mills. It is on and off road and is moderately difficult.

Coventry Greenway and Trestle Trail

This five mile converted railway has been paved, making it a favorite destination for cyclists. The wide path makes it ideal for social distancing and it is relatively flat. The trail is also part of the East Coast Greenway which spans over 3,000 miles from the Canadian border to Maine, if you’re feeling ambitious.

East Bay Bike Path

This bike path travels along the Providence River and Narragansett Bay towards Bristol. It is one of the longest paths in Rhode Island and offers oceanfront views and plenty of places to stop in Providence. It’s very easy to traverse and passes through parks and alongside many ponds and marshes. Those feeling energetic can connect to the Blackstone River Bikeway for a longer ride.

Ten Mile River Greenway

This path is actually only 3 miles long and connects Pawtucket and East Providence. It passes along the Ten Mile River and several reservoirs and is very easy to bike. Don’t miss the 1894 Looff Carousel in Slater Park!

Ocean Drive Loop

Newport is a very bike-friendly city. The Ocean Loop route is one of their most popular trails as it circles through the mansions and offers fantastic views and historic stops such as Fort Adams State Park too. The path is 10 miles long and does involve some uphill spots. However, cyclists don’t have to do the entire loop.

Quonset/Davisville Bike Path

This off-road path is 2.5 miles long and starts at North Kingstown. It passes through a woodland area and then on towards public beaches, ideal for a family swim. You can also continue on once the path ends to explore Cattle Pasture Point’s undeveloped beach.

Washington Secondary Bike Path

This bike path runs 19 miles from Cranston to Coventry along the abandoned railway that once connected Providence and Hartford. Cyclists enjoy trestle bridges and urban landscapes as the line winds in and out of civilization, but it is a lengthy ride so make sure you’re prepared!

William C. O’Neill Bike Path

This easy seven mile path starts at the Kingston train station and follows the old Narragansett Pier Railroad. It passes through woodlands and wetlands and several small historic villages. Cyclists can continue to Narragansett Town Beach if they fancy a swim, making this a great option for the summer months.

Before you head out on the trail though, make sure that your protected. Give us a call so that we can tell you all about the benefits of bicycle insurance.

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