"Home to spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, a thriving waterfront downtown, and welcoming hospitality, Newport, Rhode Island is considered by many to be a shining gem in the coastal crown of New England. From weekend getaways spent touring the famed Gilded Age mansions that once were the summer playground for socialite families with names like Astor and Vanderbilt to an afternoon of wine tasting through Newport's three scenic vineyards, the options for interesting activities, distinctive stories, and enticing photo opportunities are countless!"
Make the most of your race weekend in the City by the Sea. Visit www.DiscoverNewport.org for information on where to stay, what to eat, where to shop and sights to see!
For hotel and accomodation information, please visit www.DiscoverNewport.org
Parking: There is NO PARKING at the race start in Jamestown. All athletes must use the shuttles from Newport or be dropped off at the designated athlete drop off locations.
Shuttles: Shuttles will run from the Newport Convention and Visitors Bureau in Downtown Newport to the race starting line in Jamestown beginning at 5:30 a.m.
Drop Off Location: Athletes wishing to be dropped off near the starting line coming from Newport will take the East Shore Rd exit just after the toll plaza and head north on East Shore Road until they arrive at the designated drop off location.
Athletes coming from the West Bay will take the first exit in Jamestown and follow signage to the designated drop-off location. NO PEDESTRIANS ARE ALLOWED TO EXIT THEIR VEHICLES ON Route 138.
The Pell Bridge will not be shut down on race day. Athletes will cross the Pell Bridge in the east bound lanes while the bridge will remain open for two way traffic traveling in the two west bound lanes. Slight delays can be expected on the bridge from 6:30 a.m. thru 8:30 a.m. Small parts of East Shore and Canonicus Roads in Jamestown will be closed from 6:50-7:30 a.m. on race day. In Downtown Newport, small portions of Farewell St. and America's Cup Avenue will be closed from 7:20-9:00 a.m.
OCTOBER 23, 2016