Date & Location
June 12, 2021
120 Flagg Road, Kingston, RI 02881
Routes from 40 and 75 miles
Fundraising Minimum: $300
Age Minimum: 12
7AM start time
May 26: Rider Number Mailing DeadlineIn an effort to minimalize gathering at the start line on Saturday, June 12, rider packets will be mailed out prior to those who qualify and request it. To receive your rider number in the mail, we must have received your required waiver/safety pledge and minimum $125 donation. See Ride Info & Requirements section for ride requirements.Visit the Get Your Rider Number (Packet Pick-Up) section for more details on how to receive your rider number packet.June 8: Packet Pick-Up #1Tuesday, June 8th3:30 – 6:30pmSteingold Volvo766 BroadwayPawtucket, RI 02861June 10: Registration and Venue Access Window sign up closes at 12:00 pm ETRegistration and Venue Access Window Sign Up for Bike MS: Ride the Rhode will close at 12:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 10th.
June 11: Packet Pick-Up #2Friday, June 11th3:00 – 6:00pmNational MS Society Parking Lot300 Jefferson BlvdWarwick, RI 02888June 12: Ride the Rhode 2021!
- Ride morning registration will not be available.
- Cyclists who have not signed up for a Venue Access Window by this time/date will be assigned one.
Click here to sign up for your desired Venue Access Window (and release time) by 12:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 10. Participants riding the 75-mile route are encouraged to sign up for the earlier time slots at 6:30 am and 7:00 am.Participants will ONLY be able to access the event site during their assigned Venue Access Window. Once your window has begun, you have 30 minutes to go through the Mandatory Check-In Area, use the restroom, obtain your rider number if needed, grab some water and a snack, and hit the road. There will no mass release, cyclists may access the route at any time during their allotted 30-minute Venue Access Window.Additional Reminders:
- Before you ride!
Watch the new Bike MS Kick-Off Video through the *new* Bike MS App.
- Ride starts at 7 am
To ensure we are keeping everyone as safe as possible, and to assist in social distancing, all participants must sign up for a Venue Access Window.
Route Closes at 4:00 pm. We will make every effort to work with you to complete the ride.For more information about ride day please review the following:
- All participants, volunteers and staff must complete a pre-event health screening questionnaire 24 hours prior to the event and will be required to show proof of completion at Mandatory Check-In.
- Face coverings will be required for all participants, volunteers and staff throughout the event. Participants may remove their masks when out on the road. Face coverings must cover the nose and mouth and must be snug. Bandanas will not be permitted. Coverings must be worn at all times except when actively cycling.
- Only participants, staff and volunteers are allowed into the event site. Spectators will be not allowed on the ride.
July 12: Fundraising/Money Turn In & Prize Deadline.Visit the Clubs & Incentives page for more details.August 13: Deadline for Cash Masher Club (Top 25 Fundraisers) RankingsVisit our Leaderboard page for real-time listings of the top individual fundraisers for Bike MS: Ride the Rhode.
- Routes & Maps and Meals & Support sections of this page.
- Ride Info & Requirements and Packet Pick -Up sections of the Registration page.
- Bike Safety & COVID-19 page and the complete Bike MS 2021 COVID Safety Protocol for more information on safety and what to expect ride day.
Routes & Maps
The 2021 Bike MS: Ride the Rhode will be a one-day ride leaving from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston with two route options of approximately 40 miles and 75 miles.
In order to have the best chance at an in-person event in 2021, we are holding Ride the Rhode as a one-day event this year. Riders will begin at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston on the morning of Saturday, June 12th, with staggered start times. They will travel their choice of approximately 40 or 75 miles through the southwestern part of the Ocean State, with the 75-mile route following the coastline in Westerly. Riders will loop back and finish at the University of Rhode Island, with rest stops on the way.
Complete challenges and mileage goals as you train and take on the open road.
Your training rides bring you out into your community and past some scenic destinations and we want to see them too!
Snap a selfie at a designated landmark and share it with your fellow MS cyclists using our submission form below. Complete all 4 challenges by your event day and get a Bike MS-branded tire tool and be entered into a grand prize drawing for one of two Garmin Edge 130s. Flats happen—now you’ll be prepared!
Complete the weekly mileage goals—or ride even more!—to rack up badges along the way.
Team Captain Meetup
5/12/2021 7:00 PM
With Bike MS: Ride the Rhode 2021 right around the corner, we invite you to join our second official Team Captain Meetup to hear the latest event information and ride details. Get important COVID-19 protocols and safety updates, highlights of the event experience, logistical reminders including packet pick-up information, fundraising progress, the latest event schedule, and more!
Use the button below to join the meetup. There is no need to register in advance.
5/25/2021 7:00 PM
Your local Bike MS staff and amazing guest speakers will share information about staying safe at Bike MS. Topics will include cycling safety and COVID-19 protocols, ride support, bike inspections, suggested packing list, and more.
Use the button below to join the clinic. There is no need to RSVP.
Stay up-to-the-minute with conversation and event details by joining our Facebook Event. Please mark yourself as "going" on the Ride the Rhode Facebook Event Page. We will use this page for event updates, recognition, encouragement and more.
We won't have in-person bike get-togethers this year, but may have virtual gatherings. We're happy to attend your virtual team kick-off or celebration.
While you are out on training rides, use RunBuddy to let your friends and loved ones know you are safe on the road. RunBuddy is a smartphone safety app for runners, walkers and cyclists and will donate $1 from each annual subscription to Ride the Rhode when you use the referral code BIKEMS.
Meals & Support
Bike MS is an extraordinary ride no matter where you are! Whether you have a flat tire or need a snack to help get you across the finish line, we’ve got you covered…
Each route included fully-stocked rest stops every 10 to 12 miles with some of the best snacks and volunteers around. Relax, hydrate, use the restroom, re-apply sunscreen and enjoy the volunteers. Bike mechanics and support and gear (SAG) vehicles will also be on the route to assist you.
After the ride, we will have plenty of food at the finish line.
Lodging & Transportation
Room Reservations Available for Bike MS: Ride the Rhode
Fairfield Inn & Suites South Kingstown, just 15 minutes from the start line. Rooms are $199 per night.
- Make a reservation online: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1611352579892&key=GRP&app=resvlink
- Reservations must be made by Saturday, May 15, 2021.
- Rates are offered Friday, June 11 - Sunday, June 13, 2021