Bike maintenance class for women, Bike to Work Day, Father's Day Ride registration, group rides and more! 
Vol. 3, No. 8, April 17, 2014
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"The world lies right beyond the handlebars of any bicycle."
--Daniel Berhman, "The Man Who Loved Bicycles"



 Upcoming Events


Donate Used Bikes at Newport & Middletown Recycling Days
Saturday, April 19

It's time for spring cleaning and liberating forgotten bikes from their basement and garage storage! Bring bikes (along with other recyclables and bulk waste) to:

Newport Spring Recycling Day – Easton's Beach, 8am - 12pm
Middletown Bulk Waste Amnesty Day – 2nd Beach, 8am - 1pm


A team from Bike Newport will be there to collect repairable bikes for restoration and distribution in the community. Bikes beyond repair will still be recycled.  

Have bicycles you'd like to donate but can't make it this Saturday? Contact Mark


Basic Bike Maintenance
Class for Women

Wednesday, April 23

Calling all women on bikes! Ready to fix your own flats? Join us at the Bike Garage at Rogers for a basic roadside maintenance class geared towards women and girls. Topics will include pre-ride checks, fixing flats, caring for chains, and more.

Where: The Bike Garage is housed in the Newport Area Career and Technical Center at Rogers High School (Old Fort Rd. entrance, past the tennis courts). Click here for a map.
When: 5:30 - 7 p.m. Depending on time we may go for a ride afterwards.
Bring: Your bike and a notebook. If you can't bring your own bike, we may be able to provide you with one. 
Cost: Suggested donation of $20. Includes basic tire repair kit. 
Register: By writing us at info@bikenewportri.org or calling us at (401) 619-4900. We only have 10 spots available, so register today! 

Interested in attending but live farther north? Contact Liza for information about a similar class in Providence. 


Spring Bike Sale at
The Bike Garage at Rogers

Monday, April 28

Need new wheels for spring? Our volunteer mechanics and Met School interns have been hard at work all winter to fix up our fleet of donated bikes - some for repair, some for sale. The sale of bikes helps support our program Come check out the selection at the Bike Garage at Rogers. The bikes come in all sizes and styles at very affordable prices. 


Get Ready for Bike to Work Day!
Friday, May 16

The annual celebration of getting to work on two wheels is just around the corner! May is National Bike Month and May 16 is Bike to Work Day. All activities take place in Washington Square, Newport. 

6:00- 9:00am Commuter Breakfast 
3:30pm Press Conference and Presentations
4:15pm Community Ride

Jonathan’s Cafe will be providing morning java to all bike commuters; RIPTA will be on hand with a demonstration bus bike rack for practice; and AARP-RI is again sponsoring Bike to Work Day in support of healthy, active transportation. Stay tuned for more partner updates! 


Start getting ready now! Form a riding group from your workplace and make a plan. Start the day with the Commuter Breakfast and end with the big Community Ride around town. 

Contact us to share your workplace group plans. 

REGISTER here. - be counted as an R.I. bike commuter
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How to bike commute.

 

2014 Father's Day Ride
Registration is Now OPEN

Sunday, June 15

Don't miss our signature event! The Elliot Kaminitz Father's Day Ride raises awareness and funds for improved cycling through education and engineering. Please join us, and please help spread the word. Check out the website and Facebook page and encourage your friends and family to partcipate. It's a wonderful way to start Father's Day, and with 6/12/25 mile rides, an off-road kids ride inside the Fort, and a 2-mile Bay Walk, there's an option for everyone.

Members of Bike Newport receive 15% off ride registration. Become a member of Bike Newport here

For more information, visit FathersDayRide.org.



Rides, Rides and More Rides!

(Almost) every Saturday: group ride at 8:45 a.m.
Check the calendar.

 

April 26 (Saturday)
Daffodillion Bike Ride


Celebrate SPRING with an adorable bike ride of fun and flowers! Join Bike Newport as we appreciate the efforts of Daffodillion to plant 1,000,000 daffodils in Newport! We will tour the plantings and end up at the Newport Daffodil Festival at Bannister's Wharf for local food and live music. 

Length will be 10-15 miles with a brief walk on the Cliff Walk. Bring your helmet, a camera, bike lock, and
wear yellow


April 27 (Sunday)
Group Ride: East Bay Bike Path


Join us for our first off-island group ride of the season! We leave from Independence Park in Bristol at 9 a.m. Check the calendar for more details.
 

May 11 (Sunday): 
CycloFemme Mother's Day Ride


Join Bike NewportSpokesWomen Cycling and Women Bike RI as we celebrate women through cycling! This Ocean Drive 12-mile ride will begin and end at Fort Adams. Bring a picnic for afterwards! More details TBA. 


May 18 (Sunday)
Middletown Kids PMC 

Join the kids of Aquidneck Island in the battle to beat cancer in our lifetime by riding your bike on one of three beautiful routes along and near the beaches of Middletown. Event details here


More Butts on Bikes!

BIKE HAPPENINGS
read on for more info!

Weekly Group Rides
check the calendar

April 19th
Newport & Middletown Recycling Days 
Bike Rescue

April 23rd
Basic Bike Maintenance Class for Women at
Bike Garage at Rogers

April 28th
Spring Bike Sale at
Bike Garage at Rogers

April 26th
Daffodilion Bike Ride

May 11th

CycloFemme 
Ocean Drive
Mother's Day Ride

May 16th
Bike to Work Day
Register now and be counted as an R.I. bike commuter! 

May 17th
RI Bike Festival

May 18th
Middletown Kids PMC Ride

June 15th
2nd Annual
Elliot Kaminitz
Father's Day Ride
Register here!
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