Bridges ride offers unique opportunity


On Sunday, Sept. 15, cyclists can cross the Jamestown, Newport, Sakonnet and Mount Hope Bridges in a 26-mile charity ride. The Pell and Jamestown Bridges are normally closed to bicycle traffic, and the new Sakonnet Bridge pedestrian path is near completion just in time for this new event sponsored by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority.   

Hundreds of participants are expected to turn out and enjoy this scenic morning ride through seven coastal communities. Experienced riders will cross the Narragansett Bay and Sakonnet River, taking in some of the more exceptional views Rhode Island has to offer.

The ride will begin at 7 a.m. in North Kingstown at the Park and Ride and end just outside of Roger Williams University in Bristol. All participants must abide by the rules of the road throughout the course.   

“This event will bring cyclists from across New England to the Ocean State,” said David Darlington, chairman of RITBA. “Bike enthusiasts will have a unique tour of Rhode Island waterways that has never been offered before.”

Sponsorship opportunities are available and interested parties should contact Matt Gray at (401) 318-2991 or via email All net proceeds will benefit local charities.

For more information and to register please visit

Aftershock softball holding tryouts

The North Providence Aftershock softball team will he holding open tryouts for its 2014 Travel teams in 14U, 16U & 18U age divisions on Friday August 16, 2013 from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. The Aftershock offers a place for young women to play a sport they love at a higher level of competition for very low playing fees.

The organization offers Fall, Spring & Summer Ball, Winter training and several tournaments throughout the Summer. For more information please contact coach Steve Day at


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