Bike light sales, America's Cup bike/ped improvements, Yes on 6, #BikeWalkChallenge and more! 
Vol. 3, No. 20, October 30th, 2014
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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 BicycleTen Speed Spokes, or Pedal Power Bicycle Shop this weekend to “Fall Back and Light Up!” 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. 

Bike and Pedestrian Improvements
Begin on America's Cup


^August 20, 2014: statewide officials review RIDOT's plans for pedestrian and bicycle improvements on America's Cup Avenue.

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 
Thompson #BikeWalkChallenge

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 haven’t joined a group ride yet – 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!

Now in three locations:

Office/HQ, 437 Broadway
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

Bike Garage at
Rogers High School
Mon, 5:30-7:30pm

Bike Garage North at the Florence Gray Center.

Fri, 2:30-4:30pm
read on for more info!

Weekend Group Rides
check the calendar

Nov 1st-2nd
Fall Back and Light Up!

Nov 2nd
NBW Sunday Ride

Nov 4th
Remember to VOTE!
Yes on 6

Nov 16th
RI-NEMBA Lincoln Woods Fun Ride
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Want to help spread the bike love?

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We need your help with events, rides and projects throughout the year.

Volunteering opportunities include (but are not limited to): 

- Bike parking at special events

- Bike Library

- Off-road Mountain Bike Academy

- Group ride support

- Help with 
BIKE POWER: our pedal-powered generators

Night Bright equipment distributions

- Lend a hand at the
Bike Garages

- Bike art projects

And much more!

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