Mark your calendars - and notes on bike infrastructure plans and progress.
Vol. 5, No. 4, February 7, 2016
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"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

5th annual - best winter party in town! Live music with Slackwater String Band and Los Duderinos, with help from Common Fence Music. RIBike’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
Application Deadline
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 – from health, environment, and economy, to productivity, preservation, and happiness. Find out more HERE.

Tuesday February 9th
6:00pm Cable Car Cinema, Providence

It's the next film in RI Bike’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. 

Bike Infrastructure
What Works and What Doesn’t?

We’re working together with our city and state to improve planning and infrastructure for bicycles, but what will it look like? Where are we heading? And what are the best practices? Let’s all be better informed, know what we’re asking for, and think about progress toward our bicycle infrastructure goals. Here are some thoughts about shared lanes and protected bike lanes to consider:

Protected Bike Lanes 101 (People for Bikes)
In Favor of Protected Bike Lanes (NYC Streetsblog)
Time to Put Sharrows to Rest (CityLab)
Bike lanes are about more than just bikes (Denver Post)

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Office/HQ, 437 Broadway

Bike Garage at
Rogers High School

Bike Garage North at the Florence Gray Center.


read on for more!


Open Garage Nights
5:30-7:30pm Bike Garage at Rogers
Work on your bike
or help restore donated bikes
February 8
RIBike Monthly Advocacy Meeting
6:00pm Flatbread Co., Providence

February 8
Rep Carson Constituent Meeting
6:30pm Newport Public Library

February 9
RIBike presents Wadjda
6:00pm Cable Car Cinema, Providence
February 16
HEZ and Newport Film
present The C Word
6:30pm Casino Theater, Newport
Feb 23
Public Meeting
Newport Comprehensive
Land Use Plan
6:30pm Pell Elementary School,Newprort

March 3
Bike Newport Night
6:00pm Midtown Oyster Bar, Newport

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Bike Bits
for your reading pleasure

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Pedal Generators Proposed in India

Bamboo Bikes in Ghana

The Dutch Junction

and, for those with FolkFest on your mind:
How Music Festivals Shape Cities


It's chilly out there!
Ride Safe. Ride Happy.
 Bundle Up and Ride!
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