This group has done this trail plenty of times before. It's a nice trail, all flat, paved so all bike types welcomed...hybrid, mountain, road bike. Very scenic path, woods, buildings, the ocean.
The path totals 14.5 miles one way (Prov- Bristol) but we are going to start somewhere in the middle at Haines Mem Park. So from there to Bristol will be about 9 miles one way (approx 17-18 r/t). If you desire the longer ride you may start in Providence and deal with the big hill going back but I'm not gonna do it!! lol.
MAP of bike path: http://www.dot.ri.gov/documents/bikeri/maps/ebbp2015.pdf
Directions/Parking: Take your best route toward RI South toward Providence, get on 195 east EXIT. On 195E take the exit that says RIVERSIDE, travel Veterans Memorial Pkwy - Pawtucket Ave (rt 103) - Bullocks Point Ave - Willet Ave (rt 103) - Metropolitan Park Dr. to the park.
OR----exit 7 toward Barrington onto E. Shore Expressway - follow rt 114 south - County Rd - a rotary - Washington Rd - Haines Pk Rd. **You know just follow your gps to the park.** There is free parking in the state park but also parking on the sides of the park road, you will see cars doing this. Meet at the start of the bike trail, you will see a sign and the path. There is a bathroom in the park in case you need to use it. Bring plenty of water, snack, pump up those awesome tires. As usual we may get something to eat so bring cash. Inclement weather/rain cancels the ride.