May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling â€” and encourage more folks to giving biking a try. Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore our beautiful Newport County, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.
The #BikeNewportRI staff (Bari, Mark, and Liza) are committing to riding #EveryDayinMay. Join us and post your ride pictures with the hashtags!
Celebrate with us all month long
May 2nd: 4 Bridges Ride
Ride 26 miles over all four bridges!
May 2nd: Ten Speed Spokes Bike Swap
Buy a quality used bike or sell used equipment you might have and turn it into store credit or cash.
May 4th: Bike Newport Ladies Night at the Bike Garage
5:30 - 7:30pm, Rogers High School (Old Fort Rd. entrance)
Interested in developing your bike skills in a welcoming environment?
Email Liza. Just 4 spots left!
May 5th: Bike Newport Happy Hour at Parlor Bar & Kitchen
5:30-7:00pm, 200 Broadway
Share your ideas for this seasons's theme rides and bike adventures.
May 5th-17th: BIKE to the Volvo Ocean Race!
Help us in our efforts to make the Newport Stopover the most environmentally responsible port of the whole race! Bike to Fort Adams.
May 6th: National Bike to School Day
We'll be welcoming student bicyclists at Thompson Middle School for the first day of the Spring Bike Walk Challenge!
Parents at St. Michael's Country Day School are organizing a ride to school, leaving from Braga Park at 7:15am. They are looking for volunteers to help with the ride by supporting the children, acting as crossing guards and cheering the children on when they arrive at school. Want to help? Email Nikki or call 401-339-0243
May 9th: BikeFestRI
10:00am-3:00pm, 325 Public St, Providence
Bike Pie Joust with us and celebrate all thing bicycling at RI's statewide bike festival.
May 10th: Bike Newport, SpokesWomen, and Women Bike RI present:
2nd annual Cyclofemme Mother's Day Ride
8:30am, 437 Broadway
Celebrate women on bikes! 13 and 33 mile route options, picnic afterwards
May 15th: Bike Newport Bike to Work Day
All activities in Washington Square
7:00-9:00am: Commuter Breakfast
3:30pm: Press Conference
5:00pm: Group ride to the Volvo Ocean Race
May 20th: Ride of Silence
Annual ride in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.