Longest Day Ride (TONIGHT!), Biking and Yoga, 4th of July, Father's Day Ride report, Newport Waves and more!
Vol. 4, No. 12, June 25th, 2015
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"I dont ride a bike to add days to my life, I ride a bike to add life to my days!" ~Unknown


 News & Upcoming Events

Ten Speed Spokes Longest Day Ride
TONIGHT! Thurs, June 25th, 5pm

Join hundreds of bicyclists on Ten Speed Spokes' Longest Day Ride TONIGHT at 5pm. As always, the ride is free and this year they'll feature the Honky Tonk Knights playing live honkytonk, country blues, rockabilly, country, bluegrass, and roots rock at the shop after the ride.
 


INTRODUCING: #NewportWaves!

The Newport community is coming together to improve safety on our busy roads - and it all starts with a WAVE. Get your wave on now, WATCH and SHARE the video to get residents and visitors involved, and like and share the Facebook page to see how the message is spreading. Own a local business? Own this campaign, too. Say "I see you." WAVE! #dothewave #rollnice #strollnice #newportwaves


2015 Summer Biking & Yoga Series
1st installment: Sat, Jun 27th, 8am

Newport Yogis and Bike Newport are excited to present the 2015 Biking and Yoga Summer Series! Once a month, our weekly Saturday ride will start at Reject's Beach starting at 8:00am for Community Beach Yoga class followed by a 12-mile Ocean Loop bike ride starting at 9:45am. Come for yoga, biking or both!

Future dates: July 18th, August 22nd, September 19th
Donation based, weather permitting, BYO mat or towel 
Contact: info@bikenewportri.org, newportyogis.com

 



Father's Day Ride 2015: Soggy but Happy :)

Well, Sunday was certainly a wet morning! But somehow serendipity delivered a wedding tent and we huddled with hot coffee, bagels, music, and plenty of laughter. In fact, about a dozen people actually rode in the torrents. It was a communal making of lemonade from lemons! Huge thanks to our registered riders, sponsors and community partners - let's hope for better weather next year. 
 



Celebrate Independence on Two Wheels
5th annual Fourth of July Bike Parade
Sat, July 4th, 9:15am

FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES! Ride with friends, family, and fabulous vintage bikes! Ellery Park, across from Bucci’s, where Thames, Farewell, and Poplar meet.

9:15 am: Decorate your bike!
9:45: Join the parade to and around Washington Square
Then join the festivities – music, pie-eating, Paul Revere’s cannons, and the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence from the steps of the Colony House.


Ladies Night at the Bike Garage
Monday, July 6th, 6pm

 
Bike making weird noises? Chain need some TLC? Brakes just not what they used to be? Ready to repair your own flat? You can give your bike the love it wants, and it'll love you back - we promise! Mon, July 6th from 6-8pm, at the Bike Garage at Rogers High School. Class is taught by women and for women. Minimum recommended donation: $5 for students, $15 for adults - all proceeds go to Bike Newport's educational programs. Space is limited! Email Liza to reserve your spot. 
 


Help Newport Bicyclist Bobby Forster
in his fight against ALS

Tomorrow, our program manager Liza Burkin, will be riding 60 miles in support of her friend and fellow pedicab driver Bob Forster, who was recently diagnosed with ALS. You can support Liza's fundraising ride and ALS TDI to find effective treatments for ALS. Thank you!
 


Now in three locations:

Office/HQ, 437 Broadway

Bike Garage at
Rogers High School

Bike Garage North at the Florence Gray Center.

 
BIKE and COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS
read on for more info!

June 25th
TONIGHT!

Ten Speed Spokes
Longest Day Ride

June 26-28th
ALS Tri-State Trek

June 27th
Bike Newport
Biking & Yoga at Rejects Beach

July 4th
Bike Newport
4th of July Bike Parade

July 6th
Bike Newport
Ladies Night at the Bike Garage
want to reserve your spot? email Liza

July 8th
Hub and Spoke
 

WEEKLY GROUP RIDES
Want to add a weekly ride?
Email Liza.
 

Sunday mornings:

Ten Speed Spokes Tempo & Mountain Bike Rides

Narragansett Bay Wheelmen


Tuesday evenings:

Stedman's Ladies Rides

Ten Speed Spokes Interval Series

Wednesday evenings:

Newport Bicycle Night Rides

Thursday evenings:

Bike Newport Bike to Beach Cleanup

Ten Speed Spokes Rolling Hill Circuit Loop


Saturday mornings:

Bike Newport
Group Ride

Ten Speed Spokes Womens Ride

(every other)
Spokeswomen Cycling




 
Become a Member
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Want to help spread the bike love?

Volunteer 
with us!

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!

Contact
Liza to learn more. 
Ride Safe. Ride Happy. Ride!
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