The seventh annual 4 Bridges Ride, sponsored by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Foundation will be held on Sunday, September 15th 2019. The 26-mile charity ride allows cyclists an opportunity to cross the Verrazzano, Pell, Sakonnet and Mt. Hope Bridges connecting the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. The ride is open to cyclists of all ages who can complete the 26-mile ride. All net proceeds from rider registration and sponsorships from this year’s 4 Bridges Ride will be donated to Save The Bay, in support of their mission to protect our vital waterways.

The event will start at 7 a.m. in North Kingstown, and finish on the campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol. Parking will be provided at the finish line of the event adjacent to Roger Williams University on Old Ferry Road starting at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 15th. From there, shuttles will be provided to all participants and will run from 5:00 a.m. until 6:15 a.m. More information and a detailed weekend schedule is available at www.4bridgesride.com.

 The 4 Bridges Ride is produced by Gray Matter Marketing, an award-winning event company with a portfolio including the Amica Newport Marathon, Ocean Road 10k, Newport 10 Miler, and the Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run.

For more information and to register, visit www.4bridgesride.com

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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