Impact on the NBW

April 27, 2020
2020 TFCE is cancelled - The NBW Board has made the difficult decision to cancel The Flattest Century in the East (TFCE), that was to be held this year on Sunday, September 13. We cannot predict when the COVID-19 pandemic will be over and we worry that September will be too early to bring over 2,000 riders back together from all over the US. Thank you for your patience during this time. We look forward to seeing you in 2021.

April 13,2020
During this rapidly changing time, the NBW is striving to pass along up-to-date guidance from the Department of Health, the State of Rhode Island and the City of Providence.

This week, with increasing Covid-19 cases, the Governor and some mayors have decided to close certain areas to cyclists, hikers and walkers. Right now, bike riding is still allowed in most areas of Rhode Island and Massachusetts as long as riding is with 5 or fewer individuals. It is also dependent where you park. For example, you can't drive to certain locations, park and then ride.

Personally I would suggest avoiding local bike paths and exploring quieter side streets. There are fewer cars on the road which makes riding on the street much more enjoyable.

Please reach out with any questions. Be safe, be well.
Michelle Cortes-Harkins
NBW President

Resources to help you during the ever-changing local regulations:

RI bike paths during COVID-19

Riding in MA during COVID-19

CRW video presentations via Zoom on fitness and health

Narragansett Bay Wheelmen


30 Day Ride Calendar* Rides cancelled as of March 16 2020 until further notice


*See full Ride Schedule for directions to start and other ride details



April 2020 newsletter - special online issue

Online NBW membership

NBW Ride with GPS