I ride because even though I have ridden the route a thousand times,
I never know what is around the next bend."
~ Emily Kachorek, cyclocross racer and founder of Squid Bikes
News & Upcoming Events
Fall Back and Light Up!
Sat & Sun, Nov 1st & 2nd
Don't forget to head to Newport Bicycle, Ten Speed Spokes, or Pedal Power Bicycle Shop this weekend to â€œFall Back and Light Up!â€ See and be seen by outfitting your bike and yourself with lights and high-visibility gear/apparel. Please spread the word!
Tune in to RI Public Radio (88.1 or 102.7FM) on Sunday morning to hear Bike Newport's Bari Freeman talk about cyclist visibility.
^August 20, 2014: statewide officials review RIDOT's plans for pedestrian and bicycle improvements on America's Cup Avenue.
Bike and Pedestrian Improvements
Begin on America's Cup
Construction began this week on the $2.8 million project to upgrade bike and pedestrian facilities on America's Cup Ave. The project is part of the RI*STARS program, an initiative focused on delivering low-cost, high-benefit improvements throughout the state. Construction is scheduled for completion by late spring 2015. The project will include bike lanes, new crosswalks, and traffic calming measures.
Kids Get Moving in the Morning for the
Monday, Oct. 27th marked the launch of the Thompson Middle School #BikeWalkChallenge! With this incentive program, funded by the National Center for Safe Routes to School and managed by Bike Newport, kids who bike or walk to school are eligible to win amazing prizes from now 'til Thanksgiving. In the first four days, Mr. Underwood, our Greeter, has registered 121 students biking and walking! Which homeroom clusters will win the weekly Golden Sneaker and the Golden Helmet trophies for having the most students participating?! We'll find out tomorrow.
Vote Yes on 6!
Tues, Nov 4th
On Nov. 4, RI voters will decide on a ballot measure that would authorize the state government to issue $35 million in bonds to improve public transportation infrastructure across the state. Sixty-five organizations, including Bike Newport, have banded together to form the Pro-Transit Hub Coalition. The planned enhancements would encourage more Rhode Islanders to leave their cars at home, cutting congestion and pollution, and also help residents who vitally need public transportation. A yes vote on Question 6 will better position Rhode Island for economic progress.
Rides: See Calendar
For Details & Updates
LOCATION CHANGE: Bike Newport Group Rides
Every Saturday, weather dependent, Bike Newport leads local rides - Ocean Drive and/or Middletown beaches, ranging from 12 to 25 miles. All rides are no-drop and mixed pace. All rides meet at Bike Newport headquarters at 437 Broadway at 9:15am and leave at 9:30am. If you havenâ€™t joined a group ride yet â€“ give it a try! Fall is the best time of year for a crisp morning ride.
More Rides Statewide!
Sun, Nov 2nd: NBW Sunday Ride
Leaving from NBX at 10am on Post Rd in Warwick, RI. 15/25/35 route options. More info here.
Sun, Nov 16: Lincoln Woods Fun Ride
Want to try out mountain biking? Join the RI chapter of the New England Mountain Biking Association (RI-NEMBA) in Lincoln Woods from 9am-12pm. More info here.
Ride Safe. Ride Happy. Ride!