Spring bike garage hours, Bike to Work Day registration, weekend ride and more! 
Vol. 3, No. 7, April 5, 2014
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"Cycling is good for your community regardless of whether you ever ride a bike." - Dave Cieslewicz, former mayor of Madison, WI 



Bike Newport Annual Report

2013 marked an exceptional year of progress for Bike Newport in advancing our mission to improve and encourage bicycling. You can read about it all in the 2013 Annual Report now online.


NEWS


Bike Garage North was busy all winter - despite the cold!
 

BIKE GARAGES: Spring Hours
Bike rides • Bike care • Safety • Earn-a-bike • Bike library

Bike programs for all ages and abilities!

Bike Garage North at the Florence Gray Center
1 York Street - located in storage container in the parking lot - all hours are weather permitting.

Off-Road Academy
(youth mountain biking class):
Tuesday/Thursday 3-5PM


Open Garage:
Saturdays 12:30-3PM

Fridays coming soon!

 

The Bike Garage at Rogers High School
Old Fort Road - enter athletic entrance for high school and proceed up  to the Bike Garage on the left.
Monday or Wednesday evenings 5:30-7:30PM
Tuesdays 2:00PM-4:00PM
Don’t let the flexible schedule deter you!
Call Mark to confirm hours.

Contact: mark@bikenewportri.org or call (401) 207-4903



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! All activities take place in Washington Square. 
6am-9am Commuter Breakfast
4:00pm Press Conference and Presentations
5:00pm Community Ride

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 Group Ride around town. Stay tuned for more details!

Contact us to share your workplace group plans. 

REGISTER here.
Why bike commute?
How to bike commute.

 



Meetings and Events

April 6 (Sunday): Women Bike RI Meeting
4pm at the Bike Garage at Rogers
 
Join this brand new initiative that's linking ladies on two wheels all over the state to have fun and support Women Bike RI's mission. Join the joint Bike Newport / Women Bike RI ride in Little Compton (see below) and meet up at the Garage afterwards. Email Liza or call (978) 987-7595 for more information. 

April 8 (Tuesday): Community Meeting
8am at Bike Newport Office, 435 Thames Street

This month's topic: Newport Challenges. How do you fill in the blank? As a cyclist in Newport, I am challenged by _________. Bring your answer and photos if you can.



Rides

April 6 (Sunday): Explore Little Compton

Join members of Bike Newport Roads & Routes Committee and Women Bike RI as we explore roads for the next edition of the Newport County Bicycle Map.

Time: noon 
Meeting Spot: Town Farm Recreation Area, Main Road, Tiverton, east side of the road, easy to see, hard to miss.
Directions from the Sakonnet Bridge: about 4.5 miles south on Rt. 77; about .8 miles north of Four Corners. 
Length: 15-20 hilly miles
Cell number day of ride: (401) 924-3222
 

Beginning April 13
Local Group Rides

Spring has sprung and group ride season is here! If you haven't joined a group ride - do give it a try! Rides are no-drop, mixed pace, and varying lengths. 

Saturday rides: Every Saturday, weather dependent, beginning April 13, Bike Newport will be leading local island rides - Ocean Drive and/or Middletown beaches, ranging from 12 to 25 miles. The rides will leave from the playground at Miantonomi Park at 9:00am, head down to Touro Park to pick up more riders, and leave from Touro Park at 9:30am.

Sunday rides: Roughly
 every other Sunday, we'll head to other destinations including Jamestown, Tivertown/Little Compton, Cape Cod, and Rhode Island's many bike paths - lots of scenic cycling destinations!

Schedules and Updates:
Advance: Check our calendar for schedules and descriptions. 
Updates: FacebookTwitter
website (see "Tweets from the Streets" on the homepage); and/or call the office at (401) 619-4900 to check for recorded updates.



Ride Safe. Ride Happy. Ride!

BIKE HAPPENINGS
* more info below

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!
We heard it through the grapevine ...
Flash mob forming.
Rehearsals start April 7
Info
here.

 
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