Great Motorcycle Roads in Rhode Island
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These are the best motorcycle roads in Rhode Island. Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it's filled with plenty of roads to explore, from the miles of coastline that earn it the moniker of the “Ocean State,” to leafy corridors on the western side. The best rides in Rhode Island are here!
Tiverton to Sakonnet Point
Routes 77 (14 miles)
This road runs north/south through Little Compton and offers a smooth ride past quaint farmlands and green pastures. The end of this short ride offers views of Sakonnet Point Lighthouse and Newport's beaches and Wildlife Refuge across the bay.
Routes 94, 102, 44 (28 miles)
Explore the northwestern part of the state on this loop with some of the best motorcycle roads in Rhode Island. This route consists of RI-94, which is a fun little solitary road through Foster, RI, and Routes 44 and 102 through Glocester. There's some pleasant heavily forested areas and some nice open stretches to ride through. If you've got the time to explore more, be sure check out the great roads around the nearby Scituate Reservoir.
Wickford to Point Judith
Route 1A (18 miles)
Much of this road is coastal, and passes along Narragansett and Scarborough State Beaches. Take this road south all the way to the historic Point Judith Lighthouse and the nearby plateau overlook of the Atlantic Ocean.
Routes 138, 165, 102 (50 miles)
This loop around the southwestern part of Rhode Island has some surprisingly open stretches of road and some high elevation points (for Rhode Island, that is), especially on RI-165. This route will briefly cross into the Connecticut state line. Enjoy the farmland scenery with lakes and state park reservation areas.
Little Compton Loop
Small states like Rhode Island mean small motorcycle roads.
Just east of the above Sakonnet route is another set of small, yet pleasant roads around the beautiful Little Compton area. Pass along farmland, leafy trees, and well-kept private landscaped homes. This loop consists of a few side roads, but we've got you covered - click on the map link for the Google Maps route, and enjoy this peaceful ride!
This route will take you through the leafy forests of western Rhode Island, with some great views as you cross over the Scituate Reservoir. Overall, this is not an overly populated area of the state, and this route provides an easy-going ride with minimal traffic.
Between Newport and Narragansett Bay is Conanicut Island, home to the charmingly pleasant area of Jamestown. Enjoy the ocean and marina views on this route which includes the road leading to the Beavertail State Park Lighthouse. Even in the summer these roads are usually much less busy with traffic than its neighboring seaport towns.
This little known hidden gem is a short, yet delightful road in southern Rhode Island. It's a quiet 2-lane road through the trees with some nice curves, and even some elevation changes. And the pavement quality is some of the best in the state. Continue on south to East Matunuck State Beach.