Sakonnet Bridge Ride, Spring Distro Disco, Ladies Night, Volvo volunteering and more!
Vol. 4, No. 9, April 24th, 2015
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"You're only one bike ride away from a good mood" ~Anonymous

 News & Upcoming Events

Have you ridden the dedicated Sakonnet Bridge Bike Lane?
Ride it, and celebrate it, TOMORROW, April 25th. Details HERE.

8:45am meet at Bike Newport HQ, 437 Broadway, to ride to Tiverton
11:00 am meet at Boyd's Lane Park 'n Ride in Portsmouth for alternate ride start to Tiverton
11-1:00pm Cross the Bridge and Tiverton 12-mile group ride
1:00 pm Tiverton side of the Bridge Bike Lane entrance for a program celebrating the bike lane and calling for more!

More information HERE
Bridge Bike Partners include: Bike Fall RiverRhode Island Bicycle CoalitionTiverton Trailblazers, and Bike Newport, supported by 
Narragansett Bay Wheelmen.

Spring Bike Distro Disco
Monday, April 27th

Bike Garage at Rogers

Need wheels for spring? Pick up a restored bike and support Bike Newport - at our Spring Bike Distro Disco! Come check out our fleet of bikes lovingly restored by East Bay MET School interns, Bike Newport staff, and volunteer mechanics. We'll crank the tunes, and you'll find your perfect ride. More information here!


Ladies Night at the Bike Garage
Monday, May 4th, 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! Celebrate National Bike Month by increasing your bike know-how and your confidence at LADIES NIGHT -  Mon, May 4th from 6-8pm, at the Bike Garage at Rogers High School. Class is taught by women and girls and for women and girls. 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! A group of local organizations, including Bike Newport, are making Newport the MOST environmentally responsible port of the whole raceYOU can be part of the volunteer Sustainability Committee - we need you!. Join the Green Team at the Volvo Ocean RaceFind out more here

Early-Bird Registration for the 
3rd annual Elliot Kaminitz Father's Day Ride
Now through May 1st

Registration is open for the third annual Elliot Kaminitz Father's Day Ride - June 21, 2015. Join hundreds of cyclists as we ride the scenic coastline in celebration of safer cycling. With 6, 10, and 25 mile ride options, as well as a 2-mile Bay Walk, riders of all levels can participate. Kids can enjoy the "Tour de Fort", inside Fort Adams - sponsored by the RI Department of Transportation. AND from now until May 1st, use offer code "FDREARLYBIRD" to get 15% off your registrationRegister Here. 

We're Hiring a Summer Intern!
Be sure to apply by May 15th

Do you know a college student or recent grad with a passion for bikes and biking? Bike Newport is hiring a reliable, organized, and dedicated PAID summer intern to work with our staff this summer. Learn more and APPLY here - by May 15th. 

Ten Speed Spokes Bike Swap
Saturday, May 2nd

Are you looking to sell a quality bicycle or accessory? Drop it off at Ten Speed Spokes between now and the end of day May 1st (Friday) for assessment and it can be included in the sale which will take place on May 2nd (Saturday). More info here


Rides: See Calendar 
For Details & Updates

2nd annual CycloFemme Mother's Day Ride
Sunday, May 10th, 9am


Join Bike Newport, SpokesWomen Cycling, and Women Bike RI on Mother’s Day for a scenic Aquidneck Island bike ride and picnic. The ride leaves from the Bike Newport HQ parking lot at 9 am, but please plan to be there by 8:30 am for pledges, temporary tattoos and pre-ride fueling. There will be two route options, 14 and 35 miles, both with cue sheets, leaders, and sweepers.

These are no-drop rides, for cyclists of all abilities.
While this is a celebration of women by women, men and boys are welcome to ride!


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 Rides!

Tuesday, 5/5: 5:30-7:30pm
 Join the Group Ride Planning Committee! The first meeting will take place at our monthly Bike Newport Happy Hour at Parlor Bar and Kitchen, 200 Broadway in Newport. 

Saturday, 4/25: 8:45am
Ride to the Sakonnet Bridge Bike Lane celebration. Meet at Bike Newport at 8:45am, hit the road at 9am. Details here

All Saturdays, beginning 5/2: 9:15am
Until the Group Ride Planning Committee announces otherwise, we'll meet at Bike Newport HQ, 437 Broadway, Newport, at 9:15am for a 15-25 mile ride of the Newport and/or Middletown towns and coastlines. More info HERE.

Now in three locations:

Office/HQ, 437 Broadway

Bike Garage at
Rogers High School

Bike Garage North at the Florence Gray Center.

read on for more info!

Group Rides

check the calendar

April 27th
Bike Newport
Spring Bike Distro Disco

April 28th
Last day to sign up for the Volvo Ocean Race Green Team!

April 28th
Bike to Beer in Providence


May 2nd
4 Bridges Ride

May 2nd
Ten Speed Spokes Bike Swap

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

May 5th
Bike Newport
Happy Hour

May 9th

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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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!

Liza to learn more. 

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