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Updated: Hours of Operation, Sales & Service Policies

In March 2020, Rhode Island ordered the closure of all non-critical retail businesses until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

While these restrictions have been somewhat lifted, they are continuing to change the way Stedman’s conducts day-to-day business, most specifically by closing our showroom to in-person retail traffic. Due to this, no customers will be allowed inside the store until further notice.

Our hours of operation will continue to be as follows:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: Closed

All sales and service are now conducted via curbside transactions. Please call during our normal business hours with questions and/or to place an order.

We are also taking steps to adapt our repair & service operations during this time. Below are a few examples:

  • Sales of bicycles, equipment, apparel and other goods will continue to occur through the windows facing Woodruff Avenue.
  • Curbside drop off and pick up of bicycles in need of repair will be available through our service window (on the shop’s sidewalk facing Woodruff Ave) and Service Appointment Bookings are still available
  • Payments by phone for both sales and service are encouraged and can be done by calling 401.789.8664
  • Stedvan local pickup and delivery fees will be waived during this time, meaning we will come to your house, pick up your bike and deliver it back once service has been completed- please call for details

Thank you for your understanding and support during this time. For further information we can be reached at 401.789.8664 and info@stedmansbikeshop.com

Now Open: URI Bike Path Extension

After months of anticipation the William C. O’Neill Bike Path will have a couple new miles of fresh pavement for cyclists, runners and walkers to enjoy. This new extension will link the existing stretch of pavement between Larkin Pond Road and Ministerial Road to Route 138, adding approximately 2 miles to the existing 7.8 miles of path. It will also add a direct link to Kingston between Peace Dale, Wakefield and Narragansett, allowing users to access the locations by foot or pedal on nearly 7 miles of car-free infrastructure.

For more information on the William C. O’Neill Bike path head over to http://southcountybikepath.org/

Questions? Give us a shout at 401.789.8664 or info@stedmansbikeshop.com for more information

All Shop Group Rides: Cancelled until Further Notice

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5/1/20
Due to health concerns surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic all shop rides have been cancelled until further notice. This includes the Saturday Shop Ride, Tuesday Ladies Ride, Thursday Hour of Power and all other rides sanctioned by the shop.

We hope this will be only a minor setback to the start of our 2020 season of group rides. Any updates or changes to this policy will be posted here and on the Stedman’s Bike Shop Facebook Page.

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Kick off your weekend every Saturday for a morning spin. Rides are typically 1.5-2 hours, regroup at major intersections and are open to all experience levels.

Rides will vary each week, leaving from the shop at 8am Saturday mornings (weather permitting).

Stay tuned to our site’s home page and our Facebook page for details. Check back for weekly updates on our homepage as well. Routes and GPS files are posted early Friday. Rain cancels, sprinkles/showers do not.

The Saturday rides will roll out in groups of 14-16 for safety’s sake. We usually try to use the traffic light as a way to create space between each group.

We have two routes each week for folks to enjoy:

The shorter loop is a “no rider left behind” casual/novice group. This group rides routes ranging from 22 to 26 miles while averaging about 15-16 mph on flat road (will adjust to keep folks together). This is a fun, welcoming group if you are thinking about trying group riding. Come check it out!

The typical groups that ride the longer route are as follows (all of them fun!):

Group 1: Fast (25+ mph on flat road; 20-21 overall ride avg.). Typically a “drop” group (albeit a very friendly drop group), but if you fall off, don’t worry because coming along shortly will be…

Group 2: Quick (20-24mph on flat road; 18-19 overall ride avg.). Solid group. If any splits occur, this pack typically regroups to keep all folks together.

If at any time you find yourself off the back of group 2, just wait because there is always…

Group 3: Usually stays together. This group still tends to average about 18 – 20 mph on flat roads, but does its best to regroup if any gaps open.

There is often a subgroup of group 3 that will ride 17-18 mph. There is a group for (nearly) everyone!

Remember, whichever group you’re in (but especially in the last group), communicate a lot. If someone is getting gapped, let other riders know so no one gets left alone.

As the ride gets bigger in the summer, there are typically “1A and 1B, 2A/2B” etc. groups. Ride speeds are about the same, but to keep our group sizes manageable on the road we break them up.

Call the shop at 401.789.8664 or email info@westedman.com for additional details.