"Few articles ever used by man have created so great a revolution in social conditions as the bicycle."
~ US Census Report, 1900
News & Upcoming Events
Bike Newport Night 2016
Thursday, March 3rd, 6:00-9:00 pm
Midtown Oyster Bar, 345 Thames St., Newport, RI
â€¨5th annual - best winter party in town! Live music with Slackwater String Band and Los Duderinos, with help from Common Fence Music. RIBikeâ€™s VELOSPRINT racing, silent auction, raffles, cash bar, and plenty of BIKE LOVE! Plus the annual tradition GRAND PRIZE BICYCLE. $20 at the door - all funds raised support Bike & Road Safety Education. SPREAD THE ED! More information here. Facebook event here. Please invite your friends! To donate to our silent auction (thank you!) - contact Mary Ellen.
We're Hiring - Bike Newport Development Director
Friday, February 12th
A fantastic job awaits a development professional who wants to work in support of bikeable and walkable communities. This newest member of the Bike Newport team will help us to secure more resources available in support of the myriad benefits of bicycling â€“ from health, environment, and economy, to productivity, preservation, and happiness. Find out more HERE.
RIBIKE PRESENTS WADJDA
Tuesday February 9th
6:00pm Cable Car Cinema, Providence
It's the next film in RI Bikeâ€™s monthly winter bike film series.WADJDA is the story of a rebellious Saudi girl (Waad Mohammed) who enters a Koran recitation competition at her school and hopes to win enough money to buy her own bicycle. Enjoy this much-anticipated film with fellow cyclists at the awesome Cable Car Cinema and support RIBike in the process.
Did you miss the Open Space Community Meeting on 1/28? Here's the report compiled based on the surveys completed by 551 Newport residents. The First Mile of Bike Path appears as primary in the Commission's proposed master plan - as reported here by the Newport Daily News. We're excited and encouraged that the plan prominently discusses a rail corridor path from the Visitors Center to the vicinity of the Connell Highway rotary. We advocate for the path to continue farther north to CCRI to best serve our North End neighborhoods, businesses, and schools.
Bike Newport is one of a dozen statewide advocates collaborating to make progress on completing and connecting a statewide network of bicycle (multiuse) paths. We've so far succeeded in securing a place in the proposed Environmental Bond - $10M of the $35M for bike paths. This funding request marks an exceptional first step. Please visit the Paths to Progress web site, become informed, and watch for updates.
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