Bike Newport


Wishing you Happy Winter Holidays,
health and happiness in the new year,
the wind at your back, air in your tires
and fresh bread in your panniers!


for making 2011 a fabulous inaugural year for Bike Newport!

In just a few months, we've had HUGE successes, thanks to the enthusiasm, collaboration and support of people working together to improve and encourage bicycling in Newport. Together we know that bicycling benefits all of us - young and old, resident and visitor - our health, our environment, our historic places and our economy. May 2012 be another year of major progress!

2011:  Inaugural Year Highlights

  • City Council Resolutions April 13, 2011:  setting May 20 as Newport Bike to Work Day and calling for a Community Workshop on Bicycling.
  • Produced six promotional posters featuring prominent Newporters on bicycles.
  • Bike to Work Day May 20, 2011, funded by AARP and Narragansett Bay Wheelmen
  • Bike Fair May 20, 2011
  • Bike Map of Newport printed May, 2011, supported by NCCVB and AIPC
  • Student Baseline Survey May, 2011, 1,518 responses
  • July 4th Children’s Bike Parade
  • 14 Business Sponsored Bike Racks produced from salvage anchor chain by the Steel Yard in Providence
  • Presentation to St. Michael’s Middle School September 16, 2011
  • Bike Ed for Community Leaders September 27, 2011
  • Resident Survey:  October, 2011, 317 Responses including 110 pages of comments
  • 24 Bicycle Awareness Signs installed by the City of Newport, October, 2011, funded by Narragansett Bay Wheelmen
  • Bike to School Day October 5, 2011
  • Bike Rack Dedication October 5, 2011
  • City Council Community Workshop on Bicycling October 5, 2011
  • Presentation at New England Bike Walk Summit October 7, 2011
  • Featured speaker at Narragansett Bay Wheelmen Annual Meeting November 5, 2011
  • Distribution of bike lights to bicycle commuting workers November/December 2011, funded by Narragansett Bay Wheelmen
  • Bike Ed for Residents November 9-12, 2011
  • Bike Newport information gathering tour of Boston Bikes and Hubway with Boston Bicycle Coordinator, Nicole Freedman, November 2011
  • Bike Garage:  Met/Rogers/Salve Collaboration located at Rogers HS
  • Weekly Community Bike Rides - weekends from Touro Park, 10-25 miles
  • Partnership with Newport Community Police
  • Printed Police Pads: Bicycle Rules of the Road
  • 34-member Bike Newport Committee
  • 161 Facebook Friends
  • 240 List-serve Participants
  • Significant local and state media coverage

THANKS to the Bike Newport Committee for the time and passion to help Bike Newport hit the road racing!


  • Charles Albrecht, Retired US Navy
  • Deanna Conheeny Casey, Advocacy Director, AARP
  • Christina Erwin, Owner, Newport Bicycle
  • James Flynn, Retired US Coast Guard
  • Bari George, Founder, Bike Newport
  • Steven Heath, Catalyst, East Bay Met School
  • Allison McNally, Management Consultant
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