Bike enthusiasts take celebratory ride at bike path announcement

Dee DeQuattro

Bike enthusiasts across Aquidneck Island joined the Rhode Island Congressional delegation Monday morning for the announcement of a new 18-mile bike path planned for the island.

Details of the planned route were released on Monday. The new bikeway will connect Easton's beach in Newport to the Sakonnet River Bridge in Portsmouth. The project is expected to take 2 to 3 years to complete.

After the announcement Monday morning bikers took a ride down Burma Road.

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