Daffodil and Sakonnet Bridge rides, Clothing swap, Spring bike distro, Volvo volunteering and more!
Vol. 4, No. 8, April 18th, 2015
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"There's a certain amount of romance to bikes;
they're both beautiful and utilitarian" ~ Dave Eggers, author



 News & Upcoming Events
 

SwapDrobe Clothing and Cycle Swap
Tuesday, April 21st

What better way to say "out with the old, in with the new" than a clothing and bike gear swaperoo? Join us with our friends from SwapDrobe the evening of Tues, April 21st at Bike Newport HQ. Pre-register online for $12 (or pay $15 day-of) and your ticket will include an all-you-can-fill bag, mingling, music, brews, light fare & raffles too! 

You can drop off your donations at our office on Monday or Tuesday, 9am-5pm. Please call ahead of your arrival at (401) 619-4900. Don't let your closet look like this

 



The newly-assembled Bridge Bike Partners â€“ made up of Bike Fall RiverNarragansett Bay WheelmenRhode Island Bicycle CoalitionTiverton Trailblazers, and Bike Newport â€“ are announcing a celebratory 12-mile ride and program on Saturday, April 25, 2015 in recognition of the dedicated bicycle/pedestrian path on the Sakonnet River Bridge!  Find out more here


Spring Bike Distro Disco
Monday, April 27th

Need new wheels for spring? Our Paul W. Crowley East Bay MET School interns, staff, and volunteer mechanics have been working hard all winter lovingly restoring our fleet of donated and rescued bikes! Come down to the Bike Garage at Rogers and find your perfect ride at our Spring Bike Distro Disco! We'll crank the tunes and get some low-cost bikes and accessories back on the road. More information here!

 

Ladies Night at the Bike Garage
May 4th


Bike making some weird noises? Chain need some TLC after this tough winter? Brakes just not what they used to be? Celebrate the start of National Bike Month and come to the Bike Garage at Rogers High School on Mon, May 4th from 6-8pm. We'll help you make your bike love you, and you'll love your bike even more for loving you. Class is by women, 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. 
 



Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover
Join the Green Team!
May 5-17th



 

In case you hadn't heard, there's an AROUND-THE-WORLD SAILING RACE coming to Newport in May!
 
As part of the volunteer-driven Sustainability Committee, Bike Newport along with many local environmental nonprofits are aiming to make the Newport stopover the most environmentally responsible port of the whole race! But we can't do it without your help. Join the Green Team at the Volvo Ocean Race! Find out more here
 

 

Rides: See Calendar 
For Details & Updates


2nd annual "TOUR DE JONQUILLES" Daffodil Ride
Saturday, April 18th, 1:30pm

Get up close and personal with the 385,000 daffodils planted throughout Newport on this daffy bike ride supporting the Daffodillion project! Join us on a tour of the plantings, a tour of the gardens at the Hillside private estate, and end up at the Ballard Park “Bouquet Bar” and Flower Market where live music and nearly 20,000 daffodils will greet us. More info here
 



4 Bridges Ride
Saturday, May 2nd, 7am


The 4 Bridges Ride is looking for up to ten experienced bicyclists to provide ride support along the route. You'll receive a complimentary registration, or a refund if you've already registered. Contact Liza if interested!. 



Group Ride Saturdays

Group Ride Season is starting! Join the planning committee by emaillng Liza. The first meeting is Tuesday, May 5th from 5:30-7:30pm at 437 Broadway. 

Meanwhile, continue to use Bike Newport HQ as a meeting place - show up Saturdays at 9:15am at 437 Broadway and see who's up for a ride. Roll out at 9:30. 


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!

Weekend 
Group Rides

check the calendar

April 18th
TODAY!

Bike Newport 
"Tour de Jonquilles" Daffodil Ride

April 19th
Women Bike RI
Seed-Bombing Ride

April 21st
Bike Newport and
SwapDrobe presents: Clothing and Cycle Swap

April 27th
Bike Newport
Spring Bike Distro Disco

MAY IS NATIONAL BIKE MONTH!

May 2nd
4 Bridges Ride

May 2nd-3rd
Ten Speed Spokes Bike Swap

May 4th
Bike Newport
Ladies Night at the Bike Garage at Rogers
interested?
email Liza.

May 5th
Bike Newport
Happy Hour

May 9th
BikeFestRI

May 10th
Bike Newport, SpokesWomen, and Women Bike RI present: 
2nd annual 
Cyclofemme Mother's Day Ride


May 15th
Bike Newport
Bike to Work Day

May 14th-17th
BIKE to the Volvo Ocean Race!

June 21st
Bike Newport's
3rd annual Elliot Kaminitz Father's Day Ride
 
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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. 

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