Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

There is always something exciting going on around town, from alleycats to casual group rides, to benefits and centuries. Stay informed about cycling-related events in Providence, year round, and we'll do our best to keep you rubber side down.

 

OCTOBER, 2019

 

October 3rd - Bike the Night PVD: Fall edition

On the first Thursday of every quarter, join Mayor Jorge Elorza and the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition for an evening ride that showcases different neighborhoods of Providence. Bring your bike, a helmet, and front and rear lights to Burnside Park, and enjoy this slow ride for all experience levels!. Ride kicks off at 6:30pm in Burnside Park, downtown.

 

October 20th - Pedal for Pongo Documentary Screening

Join us at 11am on Sunday 10/20 for a screening of Pedal for Pongo, a documentary film about filmmaker Joseph Lyons's bike tour around the northeast to interview primatologists, zookeepers, and researchers about animal conservation, primatology, and primate evolution. The filmmaker will be on hand to introduce the documentary, and answer questions afterward. 
See Pedal Powered Anthropology for more info. 

 

October 25th - Halloween Party / Zombie Bike Crawl

Join us on Friday 10/25 for a Halloween party and group ride. Come in costume, or have Issac give you a zombie face-paint makeover. Take some snapshots in our photo booth at the shop, and we'll roll out from Broadway around 6:30pm to join the Providence Bike Jam in Burnside Park, downtown by 7pm. Bring your bike, a helmet, and front and rear lights, and enjoy this slow ride for all experience levels! We'll end the ride at Trinity Brewhouse for some grog with your best ghouls. 
Learn more, here.

 

October 27th - Tour de Tentacle Bike Game

The Lovecraftian bike-based quest game is back. The game starts at 2pm on Sunday, 10/27, at the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council bookshop in The Arcade Providence.
Tour de Tentacle - Halloween 2019 edition

 


DECEMBER, 2019

 

December 5th - Bike the Night PVD: Holiday edition

On the first Thursday of every quarter, join Mayor Jorge Elorza and the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition for an evening ride that showcases different neighborhoods of Providence. Bring your bike, a helmet, and front and rear lights to Burnside Park, and enjoy this slow ride for all experience levels!. Ride kicks off at 6:30pm in Burnside Park, downtown.

 

December 7th - Third Annual Bike Shop Day Coat Drive

Join us on Saturday, Dec 7th, as we celebrate International Bike Shop Day by hosting our 3nd annual winter coat drive to benefit Amos House, a social service agency in Rhode Island, that provides services to over 15,000 people annually, housing nearly 165 men, women, and children every night throughout the year. Please bring clean, and gently used winter coats for people of all sizes. Amos House has expressed a special need for coats in larger men's sizes. We will also accept donations of brand new hats, scarves, and gloves of all sizes.
Learn more and spread the word, here.

 


PAST EVENTS


 

SEPTEMBER, 2019

 

September 1st - Sunday Morning Road Ride

Expect a fun, sport-paced road ride on the first and third Sundays of the month. Roll out at 10:30 sharp for a 25-30 mile ride along the rural suburban roads between Providence, RI and Rehoboth, MA with Team Pratt/Phil rider Jocelyn, weather permitting. Please reach out to be added to our group rider messaging list.

 

September 15th - Annual Apple Picking Ride

Join us for a conversational-pace ride along the rural roads northwest of Providence, to a favorite apple picking destination. We recommend carrying a bag to transport all those apples and cider donuts home, and a lock to secure your bike at the farm. Leaving Broadway at 1:00 sharp.

 

September 22nd - Sunday Morning Road Ride

Expect a fun, sport-paced road ride on the first and third Sundays of the month. Roll out at 10:30 sharp for a 25-30 mile ride along the rural suburban roads between Providence, RI and Rehoboth, MA with Team Pratt/Phil rider Jocelyn, weather permitting. Please reach out to be added to our group rider messaging list.

 

September 22nd - Sunday Afternoon Mixed-Terrain Ride

Expect a fun, casual-paced ride on roads and trails in and around Providence with shop rep Issac. Wider tires, a sense of adventure, and a helmet are recommended. And since it's getting dark earlier, it couldn't hurt to bring some lights. Please reach out with any specific questions, and be added to our group rides messaging list.

 

September 29th - WRWC Benefit Fun-Ride

This event is a fundraiser for the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council. We will have ~20mi and ~40mi routes, as well as an option with an easy turnaround so riders of all levels have a chance to experience the local greenway, and do some good for a local non-profit that works hard to improve the quality of life for all members of our community. Rolling kickoff in groups from Broadway at 9:00 sharp—more info coming very soon. Special thanks to Revival Brewing, Nice Slice Pizzeria, Floyd's of Leadville, and The Nitro Bar for their support, and donations.

 

 


AUGUST, 2019

 

August 11th - Sunday Morning Road Ride

Expect a fun, sport-paced road ride on the first and third Sundays of the month. Roll out at 10:30 sharp for a 25-30 mile ride along the rural suburban roads between Providence, RI and Rehoboth, MA with Team Pratt/Phil rider Jocelyn, weather permitting. Please reach out to be added to our group rider messaging list.

 

August 18th - Sunday Morning Road Ride

Expect a fun, sport-paced road ride on the first and third Sundays of the month. Roll out at 10:30 sharp for a 25-30 mile ride along the rural suburban roads between Providence, RI and Rehoboth, MA with Team Pratt/Phil rider Jocelyn, weather permitting. Please reach out to be added to our group rider messaging list.

 


JULY, 2019

 

July 7th - Sunday Morning Road Ride

Expect a fun, sport-paced road ride on the first and third Sundays of the month. Roll out at 10:30 sharp for a 25-30 mile ride along the rural suburban roads between Providence, RI and Rehoboth, MA with Team Pratt/Phil rider Jocelyn, weather permitting. Please reach out to be added to our group rider messaging list.

 

July 21st - Sunday Morning Road Ride

Expect a fun, sport-paced road ride on the first and third Sundays of the month. Roll out at 10:30 sharp for a 25-30 mile ride along the rural suburban roads between Providence, RI and Rehoboth, MA with Team Pratt/Phil rider Jocelyn, weather permitting. Please reach out to be added to our group rider messaging list.

 


JUNE, 2019

 

June 2nd - Sunday Morning Road Ride

Expect a fun, sport-paced road ride on the first and third Sundays of the month. Roll out at 10:30 sharp for a 25-30 mile ride along the rural suburban roads between Providence, RI and Rehoboth, MA with Team Pratt/Phil rider Jocelyn, weather permitting. Please reach out to be added to our group rider messaging list.

 

 

June 6th - Community Action Night

A night of advocacy in support of reproductive rights and community wellness, organized through The Nitro Bar, in our shared community space from 7:30pm - 9:30pm. Hear from community leaders, take part in a raffle of goods / services donated by local businesses, and learn what you can do for abortion rights nationwide. 

 

June 6th - Bike the Night: PVDFest edition

On the first Thursday of every quarter, join Mayor Jorge Elorza and the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition for an evening ride that showcases different neighborhoods of Providence. Bring your bike, a helmet, and front and rear lights to Burnside Park, and enjoy this slow ride for all experience levels!. Ride kicks off at 6:30pm in Burnside Park, downtown.

 

June 23rd - Sunday Morning Road Ride

Expect a fun, sport-paced road ride on the first and third Sundays of the month. Roll out at 10:30 sharp for a 25-30 mile ride along the rural suburban roads between Providence, RI and Rehoboth, MA with Team Pratt/Phil rider Jocelyn, weather permitting. Please reach out to be added to our group rider messaging list.

 

MAY, 2019

 

May 2nd - Bicycle Skills 1-2-3

Bicycle Skills 1-2-3 is a free 90-minute clinic designed to help you brush up on basic handling skills. In this on-bike workshop we will cover skills like starting and stopping, signaling, shifting, hazard avoidance and more. We will cap off the evening with a short group ride around the neighborhood, ending back at Dash to refuel with pizza and drinks. These events are free and open to everyone in the community, of all ages and ability levels. RSVP on Facebook, and invite a friend.
See Facebook Event Page for more info.

 

May 5th - Sunday Morning Road Ride

Expect a fun, sport-paced road ride on the first and third Sundays of the month. Roll out at 10:30 sharp for a 25-30 mile ride along the rural suburban roads between Providence, RI and Rehoboth, MA with Team Pratt/Phil rider Jocelyn, weather permitting. Please reach out to be added to our group rider messaging list.

 

May 19th - Sunday Morning Road Ride

Expect a fun, sport-paced road ride on the first and third Sundays of the month. Roll out at 10:30 sharp for a 25-30 mile ride along the rural suburban roads between Providence, RI and Rehoboth, MA with Team Pratt/Phil rider Jocelyn, weather permitting. Please reach out to be added to our group rider messaging list.

 

May 19th - Sunday Afternoon Group Ride

Expect fun, relaxed-paced rides on Sunday afternoons all summer long. Roll out at 4:30 sharp for a 2-3 hour no-drop ride led by Issac, weather permitting. Ride routes will change weekly, with at least one mixed-terrain (pavement+trail) ride monthly. Please reach out to be added to our group rider messaging list for updates.

 

May 26th - Ten Year Anniversary

We got our start as a courier service in 1995, and opened the doors to Dash Bicycle in the spring of 2009. Sunday, May 26th we'll be celebrating our 10th anniversary servicing our community from our storefront on Broadway with a cycling art show in the community space, an alleycat race, a bicycle-scavenger hunt, and plenty more fun stuff in the works. Stay tuned for more info. 

APRIL, 2019


April 4th - Spring Riding Prep

Dash and the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition are offering free monthly workshops through the spring. Our first workshop of the spring will introduce some of our favorite rides for beginner and advanced riders, plus a few crucial routes around town. We will also go over topics including bike maintenance, ride-planning, clothing, and road safety, and we'll take the group for rides once the weather gets warmer. These events are free and open to everyone in the community, of all ages and ability levels. We'll supply pizza and drinks so you don't have to worry about missing dinner. RSVP on Facebook, and invite a friend.
See Facebook Event Page for more info.

 

April 18th - Bike the Night PVD: Spring edition

On the first Thursday of every quarter (weather permitting) join Mayor Jorge Elorza and the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition for an evening ride that showcases different neighborhoods of Providence. Bring your bike, a helmet, and front and rear lights to Burnside Park, and enjoy this slow ride for all experience levels!. Ride kicks off at 6:30pm in Burnside Park, downtown.
See Facebook Event Page for more info.

 

April 25th - Pedal for Pongo Send-off / Group Ride
Pedal for Pongo is a self-organized charity bicycle tour to benefit Orangutan Outreach, a charity dedicated to orangutan conservation. Documentary filmmaker Joseph Lyons will be meeting with primatologists, zookeepers, and researchers at several zoos, museums, and universities and talking to them about the different roles they play in animal conservation while learning all about primatology and primate evolution. Join the Pedal Powered Anthropology team for breakfast at The Nitro Bar, and ride out to the Coventry Greenway (aka the Washington Secondary Bike Path) at 9am.
See Pedal Powered Anthropology for more info.

 

MARCH, 2019

March 7th - Bicycle Commuting Basics
Dash and the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition are offering free monthly classes through the spring. Over the course of the series of classes, we will go over topics including bike maintenance, ride-planning, clothing, and road safety, and we'll take the group for rides once the weather gets warmer. These classes are free and open to everyone in the community, of all ages and ability levels, so bring a friend.
See Facebook Event Page for more info.

 

FEBRUARY, 2019

February 2nd / 3rd - CX Worlds, Live
Join us on February 2nd and 3rd to watch both the elite women and men’s cyclocross world championships live at the Social Enterprise Greenhouse (10 Davol Square, in Providence). There will be coffee, bagels, and pastries on hand and raffle prizes including a gift card from Dash. Tickets available through 1PVDCycling.org, proceeds benefit the 1PVD Cycling youth cyclocross league for local students.

 

February 7th - Winter Cycling 101
Dash and the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition are offering free monthly classes through the spring. Learn more about cycling in all weather conditions, and through the colder months. Over the course of the series of classes, we will go over topics including bike maintenance, ride-planning, clothing, and road safety, and we'll take the group for rides once the weather gets warmer.
See Facebook Event Page for more info.

 

DECEMBER, 2018

December 1st - Bike Shop Day
Join us in giving back to the community on Bike Shop Day as we work to make our cycling community more inclusive. Check back for more information on our BSD programming, as we have it.

 

OCTOBER, 2018

October 14th - Group ride to the corn maze at Salisbury Farm in Johnston, RI, with the option of a 30mi route or a 20mi route. Small locks are recommended, and we may have a shop truck at the farm, if you'd like to pick your own pumpkin (and collect it from the shop, after the ride). 12-4pm, group ride leaves at noon. Helmets are required for rides from the shop.

October 28th - Tour de Tentacle
The Lovecraftian bike-based quest game is back. The game starts at 2pm at the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council bookshop in The Arcade Providence.

The Tour de Tentacle—Halloween 2018 Edition

October 31st - Halloween Party!
Stop by Dash for some trick or treating and take some pics with props in our Halloween photo booth. Plus, we'll be drawing our Stranger Things raffle in the afternoon.

 

SEPTEMBER, 2018

September 16th - Scituate Reservoir Group Ride
We're leading a casual pace road ride from the shop out to the Scituate Reservoir and back on Sunday 9/16. It'll be about 30 miles of paved roads with some hills, leaving at 3pm, and we expect to be back on Broadway around 6pm. Helmets are required for rides from the shop.

September 22nd - Group Ride to the Builders Ball
The Annual New England Builders Ball is the region's only handbuilt bicycle show. Now held in Boston, MA at the Innovation and Design Building (2pm-10pm), this is a great opportunity to see what bespoke frame-builders are doing, and chat with everyone from Boston's Firefly, to locals Chapman Cycles, Pratt Frameworks, and more. The Builder's Ball is not to be missed. This is a 50mi ride, from Providence to Boston—departure time tba, and we are planning to take the train home.
*Anticipated departure time is 9am.*
New England Builders Ball

 

September 23rd - Bianchi Field Day & West Side Group Ride
Bianchi Bicycles is joining Dash's monthly casual "no-drop" group ride, with test rides of bicycles from Bianchi's range, raffles, snacks, and sale pricing on special orders from Bianchi. 12-4pm, group ride leaves at noon. Helmets are required.

September 30th - We're riding out to Barden Family Orchard in N. Scituate, RI for some DIY apple picking, so panniers or backpacks are recommended, as well as a small lock. 12-4pm, group ride leaves around noon. Helmets are required.

 

AUGUST, 2018

August 26th - West Side Group Ride
Dash's monthly casual "no-drop" group ride to ice cream, leaving at noon. Helmets are required.

 

JULY, 2018

July 29th - West Side Group Ride
Dash's monthly chill "no-drop" group ride to ice cream, leaving at noon (postponed from July 22 due to rain). Helmets are required.

July 29th - Casual-Cross Group Ride & Cookout
Our casual cx/mtb rides leave for the local trails around 5pm on Sundays, after the shop closes. Cyclocross and rigid mountain bikes are both great for the local trail conditions—helmets are required, lights might be helpful. Join us after the ride on 7/29 for a cookout at the shop.

 

JUNE, 2018

June 24th - West Side Group Ride
Dash's monthly casual "no-drop" group ride to ice cream, leaving at noon

 

MAY, 2018

May 5th - Greasy Joe's Gravel Grind
NECT's annual Spring cyclocross and gravel party 
More information at https://www.bikereg.com/greasy-joes-gravel-grind

 

FEBRUARY, 2018

February 3rd/4th - CX Worlds
1 PVD Cycling Fundraiser series 
More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1747472045559985/

 

DECEMBER, 2017

December 9th - Bike Shop Day
Donate a a coat for Amos House, and get 15% off in-store 

 

OCTOBER, 2017

October 21st - Grand ReOpening Party and Demo Day
New bikes from Kona and Surly, Beer from Revival, Pizza from Nice Slice, and goldsprints with Masters Division 
More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/506700913013998/

 

FEBRUARY, 2017

February 12th - Winter Goldsprints
Masters Division and Revival Brewing goldsprints series 
More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/408134866198950/

 

February 22nd - PechaKucha Night Providence #94: "Two Wheels"
PechaKucha slideshow with Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition & Recycle-A-Bike 
More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1006574729487433/

 

MARCH, 2017

March 19th - Winter Goldsprints
Masters Division and Revival Brewing goldsprints series 
More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/408134866198950/

 

JANUARY, 2017

January 5th - Bike the Night
Providence group ride with Mayor Jorge Elorza — Thursday, January 5th at 6pm
More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/361567927537280

 

January 28th - CX Worlds / 1 PVD Cycling Benefit
CX Worlds Elite Women's racing, live from Luxembourg—for a good cause 
More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/373797059647899/

 

January 29th - CX Worlds / 1 PVD Cycling Benefit
CX Worlds Elite Men's racing, live from Luxembourg—for a good cause
More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/373797059647899/

 

January 29th - Winter Goldsprints
Masters Division and Revival Brewing goldsprints series 
More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1063815557097742/

 

NOVEMBER, 2016

November 5th - Masters Division alleycross
We are sponsoring another Masters Division alleycat — Saturday, November 5th at 2pm
More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/673059766183582/

 

OCTOBER, 2016

October 3rd - Detour Alleycat
We are sponsoring another Masters Division alleycat — Monday, October 3rd at 5pm
More information at mastersdivision.bigcartel.com 

October 13th - Bike the Night
Providence group ride with Mayor Jorge Elorza — Thursday, October 13th at 5pm 
RSVP, and get more information about Bike the Night with Mayor Elorza here.

October 30th - DASH / Whole Foods social group ride
Biking with Whole Foods market — Sunday, October 30th at 10am
RSVP today at http://lifeisacycle.bike/ri-providence

October 30th - Tour de Tentacle bike game
Bike based quest game inspired by the writing of HP Lovecraft — Sunday, October 30th from 2-6pm
Get tickets and more information at https://www.facebook.com/events/168728226866333/

 

 

SEPTEMBER, 2016

September 25th - DASH / Whole Foods social group ride
Biking with Whole Foods market — Sunday, September 25th at 10am 
RSVP today at http://lifeisacycle.bike/ri-providence

 

 

AUGUST, 2016

August 28th - DASH / Whole Foods social group ride
Biking with Whole Foods market — Sunday, August 28th at 10am
RSVP today at http://lifeisacycle.bike/ri-providence

 

MAY, 2016

May 11th - Bike to Beer
Leaving from Ogie's Trailer Park at 5pm

May 13th - Tour de Tentacle bike game
Bike based quest game inspired by the writing of HP Lovecraft
Begins at the Westminster Arcade — Friday, May 13th, 6pm

May 15th - East Coast Greenway Ride
44 miles tour of the Blackstone River Bikeway, leaving from India Point Park at 9am

May 20th - Bike to Work Day
Annual morning commute party for cyclists — Burnside Park, 7-9am

May 21st - PVD Bike Fest
4th annual family-friendly festival event — 325 Public Street, 11-3pm

 

SEPTEMBER, 2014

September 10th - DASH's Weekly Wednesday Ride

Join us for the weekly ride at our Broadway location, Wednesdays at 5:30pm and/or sign up for our rides newsletter here.

September 17th - DASH's Weekly Wednesday Ride
Join us for the weekly ride at our Broadway location, Wednesdays at 5:30pm and/or sign up for our rides newsletter here.

September 24th - DASH's Weekly Wednesday Ride
Join us for the weekly ride at our Broadway location, Wednesdays at 5:30pm and/or sign up for our rides newsletter here.

September 30th - DASH's Weekly Wednesday Ride
Join us for the weekly ride at our Broadway location, Wednesdays at 5:30pm and/or sign up for our rides newsletter here.