Video recaps and program updates ...
Vol. 5, No. 10, May 28, 2016
 
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#IBikeBecause "I like seeing the houses and sites of the city up close."
Lynne Tungett, Newport This Week

 News & Events
WE'RE IN!
Witness the transformation of 29 Spring Street: video here.
Huge thanks to all the volunteers who made it happen!
Bring your bike down to Open Garage Tues/Thurs from 4-7pm. Watch your email and Facebook for more program announcements. We're gathering volunteers to train for Open Garage hours and "Roll Model" bike classes. Are you interested? Let us know! 29 Spring is the place for bike l
♥ve - and bike volunteers.



2016 Newport County Bicycle Map




Hot off the press: the  2016 Newport County Bicycle Map.
Bigger and better, now including Tiverton, and Little Compton - chock full of information, maps, and resources. Available free of charge at Bike Newport, the Newport Visitors Center, AAA offices, area bike shops, and more. We welcome your help distributing to more locations, just let us know


Bike to Work Day 2016
Video here!



More than 100 cyclists participated in Bike to Work Day 2016. Thanks to Washington Square CafeA Market and Howley Bread Group a Franchisee of Panera Bread for a fantastic breakfast spread on a beautiful morning in Washington Square. In the afternoon we gathered for the map release (see above), the Bike Friendly Business of the Year award (see below), and a bike parade and party (see the video!) Thanks to all the cyclists, contributors, and the Newport Police Department, for making it a great day to celebrate the joys of ditching the bike and hopping in the saddle! 

Bicycle Friendly Business of the Year 
Fastnet Pub!



Fastnet Pub owner Butch Murray was recognized for unwavering bicycle enthusiasm and as a consistent first adopter when it comes to supporting bicycle activities in town - promoting events, setting up bike racks, and dreaming of bike covered roofs! Butch is lending his property short-term rent-free to Bike Newport to help us establish a presence in the heart of town at 29 Spring Street. Thanks to Butch for alway making Newport better for bikes!

Register or VOLUNTEER for the Elliot Kaminitz Father's Day Ride
on June 19th



The 4th Annual Elliot Kaminitz Father's Day Ride needs you - as a rider or a volunteer! It's up to you! 
Riders: please register today! This year, in partnership with the Newport County YMCA, we are providing busses to carry riders and bikes. And if registration fees are an issue, just check off "Fee Waiver" on your registration form. Or opt to contribute more funds to support Bike Safety Education - it's up to you!
Volunteers: We need help with set up, registration, break down, water stop, and the children's Tour de Fort. Volunteer hours possible between 6:30AM-1:30PM.  It will be a fun and rewarding day in support of more, better and safer biking in Newport! Please email tracy@fathersdayride.org if you would like to volunteer.


Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals
Volunteer Sign Up is Open!

Folk Festival (July 22, 23, 24)
Jazz Festival (July 29, 30, 31)


Jonesing for Folk Fest tickets? The show may be sold out, but you can still get in!
Just sign up for a four-hour shift, help us park some of those record-breaking 1,200 bikes/day, and you get into the show for the rest of the day. 
Jazz your thing? Get in for free when you help us out at Jazz Fest
Contact maryellen@bikenewportri.org to sign up.

Public Meeting
Newport Open Space Partnership 

June 6, 2016
Pell Elementary School

6:00-6:30pm  Open House
6:30-7:30pm  Presentation & Discussion




Share your input to shape the next century of Newport’s trees and open spaces. 
This is the final public meeting prior to the completion of the master plan. The meeting will focus on creating a lasting vision for the future and consider how to put the plan into action. RSVP here.


Come see us!

Office/HQ:
29 Spring Street 

Bike Garage at
Rogers High School

Bike Garage North at the Florence Gray Center.

Saturday Group Rides - most Saturdays!
9:00am from Miantonomi Park
9:15am from 29 Spring Street
Check the calendar for details

BIKE and COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS
Leave the car home - and ride to all.
Bring your bike with you on RIPTA.

May 30 - June 4
World Match Racing Tour 
Fort Adams State Park, Newport

June 6
Newport Open Space Partnership Public Meeting
6:00pm Pell Elementary School, Newport

June 13
Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition Monthly Advocacy Meeting
6:00pm, Flat Bread Co., Providence

June 18
Catalyzing Newport/Public Launch: The Mayor's Office
6:00pm, 48 Touro Street, Newport

June 19
2016 Elliot Kaminitz Father's Day Ride
8:00am, Fort Adams, Newport

June 21
Power of Place Summit 2016
8:00am, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend! 
Ride Safe. Ride Happy. Ride!
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