"On a bike, being just slightly above pedestrian and car eye level, one gets a perfect view of the goings-on in one's own town."
~ David Byrne, musician and author
News & Upcoming Events
Bike Garage Fall Schedule
Bike Garage hours are subject to change. For up-to-date information, receive email alerts, or call Mark at (401) 236-5148.
Tuesday, 2:30-5:00pm: Open Garage/Bike Library/Earn-a-Bike (Youth-focused) at Bike Garage North/Florence Gray Center
Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm: Wrenching Wednesdays (adult focused), Bike Garage at Rogers
Some Wednesdays are Ladies Night at the Bike Garage â€“ want to participate? Email Liza
Thursday, 9:00am-2:00pm: Bike Garage w/ The MET Interns.
Open to the community by appointment at the Bike Garage at Rogers - email Mark to make an appointment
Thursday, 2:15-4:00pm: Vikings Biking w/ The Newport Community School at the Bike Garage at Rogers
Extended â€œby appointmentâ€ house when class is not in session
Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm: Youth Traffic Safety and Ride Club starts at Bike Garage North/Florence Gray Center
Youth ages 12+ by invitation and weather permitting
Final Installment of the Biking and Yoga Series
+ International Coastal Cleanup!
Saturday, Sept 19th, 8:00-10:30am
Join us and Newport Yogis for the final installment of the summer â€ªbikingâ€¬ and â€ªyogaâ€¬ series! Meet at Reject's Beach at 8am for a yoga class, then bike around the Drive at 9:45am. BYO mat/towel, suggested donation of $10. Saturday also marks the 30th International Coastal Cleanup - so in partnership with Clean Ocean Access, we'll do a quick beach cleanup in between the class and the ride. Note: this ride will take the place of the regular Bike Newport Saturday group ride.
Check Out the Highest View in Newport!
Miantonomi Open Tower
Sundays, Sept 20th & 27th, 10am-1pm
Looking for a new and different bicycling destination? Check out Open Tower at Miantonomi Park - great for road or mountain biking. This is a collaborative effort with the City of Newport, the Aquidneck Land Trust, and Bike Newport to provide locals and visitors alike with an opportunity to climb historic Miantonomi Tower, the highest point in Newport. You can see Block Island on a clear day! Visit from 10am-1pm.
Dedication of the George Redman Linear Park
Monday, Sept 21st, 10:00am
Ridden the East Bay Bike Path lately? Construction on the Washington Bridge, connecting East Providence to India Point Park in Providence, is complete â€“ transforming the original bike path into an 11-foot bikeway with a separate seven-foot walking path. On Monday morning, it will be dedicated in honor of the late George Redman, an East Providence resident and advocate for bike path development across Rhode Island.
Florence Gray Center Open House &
Join us at the ceremony in Providence, or ride with Bike Newport program manager Liza from Bristol at 8:30am. Governor Gina Raimondo, RI DEM Director Janet Coit, and bike advocates and enthusiasts from around the state will be in attendance to celebrate this vital and improved connection. Email Liza if interested in riding from Bristol!
Newport Health Equity Zone Launch
Wednesday, Sept 23rd, 4-7pm
Bike Newport loves having our Bike Garage North at the Florence Gray Center (1 York St), sharing space with many vital community organizations. On Wed, Sept 23rd from 4-6pm, the FGC will host an open house: meet the staff, tour the space, sign up for programs, socialize with neighbors, and see what your community has to offer! For more information contact: Debbie Bailey at 401-239-0987 or email@example.com
Right after, the Newport Health Equity Zone (HEZ), a project we are excited to be part of, is celebrating its official launch. Newport HEZ is about getting people excited and engaged about health for all. This four-year project, funded by the Rhode Island Department of Health, will focus on two Newport neighborhoods to learn from residents how to change health outcomes for the better.
Register for the New England Bike Walk Summit
Thursday, Sept 24th, 8:30am-5:30pm
Did you know that New England has its very own Bike/Walk Conference? Produced every two years by our friends at the East Coast Greenway Alliance, the NE Bike Walk Summit is a full day of informative sessions, educational opportunities, invaluable networking, and fun diversions! This year it's in Worcester, Mass. Learn more and register HERE.
Donate Used Bikes At
Newport & Middletown Fall Recycling Day
Saturday, Sept 26th
Liberate your forgotten bikes and help them find new and welcoming owners while you make space in your basements and garages! Bring bikes in good condition (along with other recyclables and bulk waste) to:
Newport Fall Recycling Day: First Beach, 8am-12pm
Middletown Bulk Waste Day: Second Beach, 8am-1pm
A team from Bike Newport will be there to collect bikes for restoration and distribution in the community. Bikes beyond repair will still be recycled. Have bicycles you'd like to donate but can't make it on the 26th? Contact Liza.
Newport Green Drinks at Bike Newport
Thurs, Oct 1st, 5-8pm
Green Drinks is a global network of rotating gatherings, bringing together people interested and involved in a variety of environmental, conservation, and sustainability issues. Get to know Green Drinks Newport! Bike Newport is happy to host next month's event in our offices at 437 Broadway. Join us on October 1st, as Green Drinks honors the Volvo Ocean Race Sustainability Committee with the annual Environmental Stewardship Award from the Newport Energy and Environment Commission.
Saturday, September 19th:
Join Bike Newport and Newport Yogis for the final biking and yoga event of the summer. Reject's Beach in Newport, yoga class at 8am followed by a 10-mile Ocean Loop.
Saturday, September 19th:
Get on your bike and explore the Woonasquatucket River from DownCity Providence to the Scituate Reservoir and back to Waterplace Park at the 6th annual Woony River Ride!
Sunday, September 20th:
Explore the trails of Arcadia Management Area on RI-NEMBA's Fun Ride! Ride starts at 9am, three arrowed loops for all levels. Learn more here.
Sunday, September 27th:
It's time to sign up for Newport County Community Mental Health Center's 7th annual Tour de Newport! 10, 25 and 45-mile courses. All proceeds go to NCCMHC, which helps people of all ages who live and work in the Newport County community who struggle with mental illness and are in need of a helping hand. Register HERE.