Bike trails are plentiful for biking fun for the family on a RI getaway

Rhode Island's bike trails range from redeveloped beds of old railroad tracks as "rail trails" inland, to the famour East Bay Bike Path in Barrington and other East Bay towns.

East Bay Bike Path

path along Providence River and Narragansett Bay Providence, East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, RI Phone: 401-253-7482

Length: 14-5 miles

The East Bay Bike path is a 14.5-mile, 10-foot-wide ribbon of asphalt that provides a safe place for unobstructed cycling. Most of it follows the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay. Users can enjoy the sights, sounds and smells as the path takes them by coves and marshes, over bridges, and through state parks. Trail map
Blackstone River Bikeway

Path follows Blackstone River Central Falls, Lincoln, Cumberland, RI Phone: 401-723-7892

Length: 11.5 miles

The Blackstone River Bikeway is scheduled to be a 17.1 mile by 12-foot wide scenic bike-path, currently under construction. Right now, bicyclists can access 11.5 of those miles linking the towns of Central Falls, Lincoln, and Cumberland. The path is scenic and educational, as it follows the historic Blackstone River with it’s many beautiful mill buildings, canal chambers, and ruins of the industrial revolution. See website for access points. Trail Map
Colt State Park

Route 14 Bristol, RI, 02809 Phone: 401-253-7482

Beautiful park along Narragansett Bay; walking trails; picnicking; playfields

This large, open park on the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay has many drives and trails for walking and biking, and the famous East Bay Bike Path passes through the park. Map of Colt State Park.
See full description of Colt State Park.
Fred Lippitt Woonasquatucket River Bikeway

WaterPlace Park to Lyman Avenue in Johnston Providence, Johnston, RI Phone:

Length: 5 miles

The Fred Lippitt Woonasquatucket River Greenway Bike Path starts at Waterplace Park in downtown Providence, goes under Providence Place Mall, and runs up the Woonasquatucket River through Providence and into Johnston. Parking for the trail is at Riverside Mills Park off Aleppo Street in Providence. Trail Map
You can get access to the bike path in Providence at Waterplace Park in the downtown; Donigian Park near Atwells Avenue and Valley Street; Riverside Mills Park on Aleppo Street in Olneyville; Merino Park in the Hartford neighborhood, just off Route 6; Manton Gateway, a small green space on Manton Avenue; Buttonhole gtolf course. In Johnston, you can reach the bike path Hillside Avenue just off Greenville Avenue.
South County Bike Path (William C. O'Neill Bike Path)

Kingston train station to Mumford Road Kingston, Peace Dale, Wakefield, Narragansett, RI Phone: 401-783-8886

Length: 6 miles along old railroad corridor

The South County Bike Path, also know as the William C. O'Neill Bike Path, is 6 miles in length but when completed, will be approximately 8 miles. From the Kingston train station, the path follows the easement of the old Narragansett Pier Railroad, passing through the villages of Peace Dale, Wakefield, and into the Town of Narragansett. See map for access points.
Trail Map
Ten Mile River Greenway

Route 1 in Pawtucket to Ferris Avenue in East Providence East Providence, Pawtucket, RI Phone:

Length: 2.5 miles

One of Rhode Island’s newer bike paths, the Ten Mile River Greenway extends from Kimberly Ann Rock Athletic Fields in East Providence to Slater Memorial Park in Pawtucket. The name is misleading; the trail is only 2.5 miles. One of only a few such paths that was not constructed on an old rail line, this bike trail includes lots of dynamic turns and inclines. Parking is at Slater Park in Pawtucket or at Kimberly Ann Rock Athletic Fields in East Providence.
Trail map.
Washington Secondary Bike Path

Cranston Street to Log Bridge Road Cranston to Coventry through West Warwick and Warwick, RI Phone:

Length: 19 miles; follows an old railroad bed; mostly level

The Washington Secondary Bike Path covers 19 miles from Cranston Street in Cranston to Log Bridge Road near Route 102 in Coventry. The path is often referred to by the names of parts of the path as it was being built: Trestle Trail, Coventry Greenway, West Warwick Greenway, Warwick Bike Path, and Cranston Bike Path. The path follows an old rail corridor and it’s mostly flat except for a gradual downhill slope from west to east. Much of the path runs parallel to the Pawtuxet River. Small boat access is possible at several points at official canoe launches. The trail also has a horseback riding trail from Route 117 at Old Main Street to Log Bridge Road. Trail Map