Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition
Formed from groups advocating for Rhode Island’s greenways and the state’s cycling community, the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition works to create safe and accessible bike routes: Notably, the group’s vision statement specifically calls for “bike routes separated from traffic.” The coalition, which successfully worked to get a $10 million state bond for bike paths passed and bike and pedestrian needs incorporated into the 6/10 highway replacement project, holds monthly advocacy meetings, and membership is free when you buy a bike from a participating local bike shop.
Narragansett Bay Wheelmen
This nonprofit organization has been giving voice to the Rhode Island cyclist community since 1879, when it was formed as the Providence Wheelmen. Like the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition, the Wheelmen advocate for safe biking routes but also organize weekly rides in Providence and across the state, as well as the 100-mile Flattest Century in the East, a challenging recreational tour of southeastern Rhode Island and Massachusetts.