Entries Tagged as U.S. - Rhode Island
With three days to get from Newport, RI to Kittery, ME, I opted out of public transportation, loaded up my Surly Long Haul Trucker, and had myself a New England experience.
Seventy-five miles of shining coastline, flat roads, pastoral landscapes, pristine beaches, and blissful camping. Plenty of local food and services along the way and great for a romantic getaway!
Rhode Island, officially known as The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is the smallest U.S. state by land area, covering only 1,045 square miles. And 30 percent of the state is water, so it should be no surprise that Rhode Island’s nickname is “The Ocean State.” Although I have cycled quite a bit in Rhode Island, I have never done any multi-day trips. The purpose of this overnight tour was two-fold: First, to practice fully loaded touring with a camping component; and, secondly, to see Rhode Island and share with the reader the surprising diversity of this smallest of states.