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The Elliot Kaminitz Father’s Day Ride VIDEO
– beautiful day, beautiful ride.

On June 16th, 300 participants celebrated a father's legacy and the promise of better bicycling. Thanks to Sky Sabin for this beautiful video that captures it all. 

The event was sponsored by People’s Credit Union and the RIDOT Highway Safety Program, and raised more than $7,000 for safer cycling initiatives in and around Newport. We are grateful to all of our supporters, donors, volunteers and participants for contributing to a wonderful first-year success. Hold the date for next year’s Father’s Day Ride, on Sunday, June 15th, again at Fort Adams.

Find yourself in fabulous photos by Meg Heriot and Melissa Barker.
(note:  on Meg’s web site, select’ Bike Newport’. Proceeds from any prints ordered will benefit Bike Newport).
Upcoming Summer Group Rides: 

Ride with friends! We ride almost every Saturday and Sunday morning – relaxed rides, 10-30 miles. We never get tired of the Ocean Drive and Middletown’s beaches, and we do leave the island! In fact, we’re planning to bike all of the 75 miles of RI’s scenic bike paths over the course of the summer. Rides usually begin at 9am. Check the Bike Newport calendar for meeting times, locations and details, as well as ride updates.
Sun 6/23: East Bay Bike Path, north end, East Providence to Barrington and back. 16 miles
Sat 6/29: Ocean Drive, Fort Adams and Gooseneck Cove. 14 miles
Sun 6/30: East Providence to the Blackstone River Bikeway and back, 31 miles
Upcoming Meetings:
at Bike Newport office, 2nd floor, Seamen’s Church Institute, unless otherwise noted.
Community Meeting: Every 2nd Tuesday at 8am at Empire Tea and Coffee, 22 Broadway. Schmooze time starts at 7:30.
Roads and Routes Committee: Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 8:30am (please note, this new time is ½ hour later)
Bike Newport Board Meeting:  Every 4th Tuesday at 6pm 
Update from the Bike Garages
Come borrow a bike, tune your own bike, and learn about safe and fun cycling in and around Newport. Note: The Bike Garages will be closed for summer break from 7/6-7/16.
Bike Garage North (Next to The Met School, 1 York Street): Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30-5:00pm, Saturdays 9:30am-12:00 noon. These hours are designed for kids, but families and community members are welcome.
Bike Garage at Rogers (past the tennis courts behind Rogers High School): select Wednesday evenings 5:00-7:00PM. Open to all community members. Check the Bike Newport calendar for specific dates.
Upcoming Events:
June 27: 6pm - Ride your bike to Girl Rising, NewportFILM at the Casino Theater. Cocktails, silent auction, and film. Benefits NewportFILM and Child & Family. Bike Valet and minor tune-ups on site. Night event:  please use lights and reflective gear.
June 29: 12-3pm - Ride your bike to the Village Project Block Party at the Park Holm Center! Bike Newport will be on hand with bikes, helmets, and a tuneup tent for bike checkups and minor adjustments. 
Fourth of July: 9:15am - Break out your red, white and blue - it’s the annual Children's Bike Parade! Meet at William Ellery Park (in front of Bucci's, Farewell/Thames) at 9:15 am for bike and helmet decorating. The parade to Washington Square starts at 9:50.  Bring your bells, whistles and helmets (required!) Then stay on for the Newport Community Band at 10:00, the 237th (!) annual reading of the Declaration of Independence at 11:00, and the firing of the original Paul Revere cannons at noon. Only in Newport!
July 11: Sunset - Ride your bike to Stories We Tell, NewportFILM outdoors at St. George’s School. Begins at sunset (approx. 8:20pm). Bike Valet and minor tune-ups on site. Night event:  please use lights and reflective gear.

Bike to the Folk and Jazz Festivals at Fort Adams:  Last year we topped at 600 bikes/day. This year we'll be ready for even more! We'll again offer prime location assisted bike parking, tune-up tent, and - new this year - pedal-powered cell phone charging station inside the events!
Check the calendar for more events as we post them.
Welcome back Rob and Kyler!
Met School students Rob Dowler and Kyler Dillon will be working at Bike Newport this summer helping at the Bike Garages, Bike Valet, Tune-up Tents and numerous initiatives around town. 
We’re hiring!
Help us find our ideal next hire. We’re looking for a passionate, well-organized, social media savvy, cycling enthusiast to help us deliver on the promise of more and better bicycling in and around Newport, Click HERE for details. Application deadline is June 28.
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