Friday May 18th is Bike to Work Day in Newport!
Puma on Ocean Drive, by Muriel Barclay de Tolly
Whether you’re headed to work, school, visits, errands or an Ocean Drive ride like Puma, Friday is the day to leave your car home and hop on your bicycle. It’s the day to try using your bicycle for those short distance treks that are better on two wheels. Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, save some gas and some quarters, and feel better while you’re at it.
We’ve made all the plans, placed all the posters, conducted all the interviews, sent out the press releases, picked up all the prizes, and posted the videos. We've ordered hats, water bottles, buttons and even limited edition Puma shirts for the kids!
We’ve got Park & Bike at the Newport Grand and Pedicabs on call. We’ve got bike rentals on site. We’ve covered every base.
Now, all we need is YOU.
On your BIKE.
In Washington Square.
Here are the details:
All day: Park & Bike from the Newport Grand. Information and map here.
All day: Riding your bicycle to the BREAKERS gets you in FREE.
10:00 am - 7:30pm: BIKE TO WORK DAY BIKE FAIR: bike booths, bike rentals, bike tours, bike maintenance, bike tech, bicycles and accessories, spinning, stretching, massage, charity ride information, sustainability information, kids activities (start at 3)
6-9:30am: Commuter Breakfast
10:30am: Bike Tour to Newport Mansions with historian John Tschirch is now FULL. Please join another fun tour at 11:30 or 2:00.
11:30am: Bike Tour II Register here.
1:00pm: Newport: On the Road to “Bike Friendly” featuring:
2:00pm: Bike Tour III Register here.
Evan Smith, CEO, Discover Newport
Trudy Coxe, CEO, Preservation Society of Newport County
Jody Sullivan, Executive Director, Newport County Chamber of Commerce
Jane Howington, Newport City Manager
Kathleen Connell, AARP RI State Director
3:00pm: Children's bicycle decorating begins.
4:00pm: Community Bike Ride around the City. Police-escorted, pedicab supported, awe-inspiring, not-to-be-missed. Be part of the message. Route map here.
7:00 pm: Drawing for the RALEIGH Cadent FT2 raffle prize, donated by Pedal Power
7:30pm: BIKE TO WORK DAY BIKE FAIR CLOSES
8:00pm: Breaking Away at the Jane Pickens Theater. Admission helps support Bike Newport programs.