GREAT MOTORCYCLE ROADS IN RHODE ISLAND

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WHAT ARE THE BEST MOTORCYCLE ROADS IN RHODE ISLAND?

- Tiverton to Sakonnet Point (14 miles)
- Foster/Glocester Loop (28 miles)
- Wickford to Point Judith (18 miles)
- Arcadia Loop (50 miles)
- Little Compton Loop (22 miles)
- Route 14 (20 miles)
- Jamestown Loop (15 miles)
- Route 110 (6 miles)


Below is our detailed list for the best motorcycle rides 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 motorcycle rides in Rhode Island are here! Click on the Rhode Island motorcycle map links for the direct Google Maps route.

TIVERTON TO SAKONNET POINT

Routes 77
DISTANCE: 14 miles
TIME: 25 mins

This Rhode Island motorcycle road runs north/south through Little Compton and offers a smooth ride past quaint farmlands and green pastures. On a weekday, there is usually very little traffic, making for a smooth, relaxing ride through some of Rhode Island's most scenic country landscape. The end of this short ride offers views of Sakonnet Point Lighthouse and Newport's beaches and Wildlife Refuge across the bay. 

Photos by S. Profenna

Grinnell's Beach

RI-77

FOSTER/GLOCESTER LOOP

Routes 94, 102, 44
DISTANCE: 28 miles
TIME: 45 mins

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.

Foster, RI

RI-94

via Google maps

WICKFORD TO POINT JUDITH

Route 1A
DISTANCE: 18 miles
TIME: 40 mins

Much of this motorcycle ride in Rhode Island 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.

Photos by S. Profenna

Ocean Road

Point Judith

ARCADIA LOOP

Routes 138, 165, 102
DISTANCE: 50 miles
TIME: 1 hour 15 mins

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 consists of some of the best motorcycle roads in RI, and will briefly cross into the Connecticut state line. Enjoy the farmland scenery with lakes and state park reservation areas.

Beach Pond

Exeter

via Google Maps

LITTLE COMPTON LOOP

DISTANCE: 22 miles
TIME: 40 mins

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 direct Google Maps route. Really, all the roads in this little area are pleasant enough to ride, and no matter what road you take, it's almost impossible to get lost. You'll end up back where you were at some point! If you're looking to pass the time and enjoy a peaceful motorcycle ride, then it's worth exploring the surrounding roads around this great little town.

Photo by S. Profenna

Willow Ave

Pottersville Rd

ROUTE 14

DISTANCE: 20 miles
TIME: 30 mins

This Rhode Island motorcycle ride will take you through the leafy forests of western RI, 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. The Reservoir area has some of the best motorcycle rides in RI.

Photos by S. Profenna

Foster, RI

Scituate Reservoir

JAMESTOWN LOOP

DISTANCE: 16 miles
TIME: 40 mins

Between Newport and Narragansett Bay is Conanicut Island, home to the charmingly pleasant area of Jamestown. Enjoy the ocean and marina views on this Rhode Island motorcycle road 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.

E Shore Rd

Beavertail Rd

Beavertail State Park

ROUTE 110

DISTANCE: 6 miles
TIME: 10 mins

This little known hidden gem is a short, yet delightful motorcycle 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.

Photo by S. Profenna

via Google Maps

via Google Maps

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where can I ride in Rhode Island?

Even though Rhode Island is the smallest state in America, there are still a surprising amount of motorcycle roads to discover. The northwestern part of the state has some great riding through dense forests. The southwest region has quaint towns and farmlands, while to coastal roads through Narragansett and Little Compton offer great motorcycle rides.

Do I have to wear a helmet in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island law requires motorcycle operators under 21 to wear a helmet. All new operators, regardless of age, must wear a helmet for one year after the date their motorcycle operator's license has been issued.

When is the best time to ride a motorcycle in Rhode Island?

Due to its northeastern location, the best time to ride a motorcycle in Rhode Island is the summer and fall. There are great motorcycle roads with ocean-side scenery in the summer, and in the autumn, the foliage is on full display in the forested northwest part of the state.

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