Statewide bike planning, meet Mary Ellen and Marc, a glimpse of Liza in New Zealand, and much more.
Vol. 5, No. 01, January 11, 2016
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" I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride it now."  ~ Freddie Mercury

 News & Events

Statewide Transportation Plans for Bicycles
TIP: Transportation Improvement Plan 2017-2025
Applications have been submitted.
Regional Public Presentation:
Tuesday Jan 12, 6:00pm 
Middletown Town Hall, 350 East Main Road

Thanks to the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission for taking the lead on a package of ten "Alternative Transportation" applications for Aquidneck Island - including: bicycle accommodations on East Main Road, West Main Road, Burma Road, Mount Hope, and a cluster of projects entitled Newport North End Connectivity, as well as an island-wide Bicycle Master Plan. The public is invited to attend this regional presentation by the applicants. Next steps will include review by the state's Transportation Advisory Committee and the Statewide Planning Council.

End of Year Campaign - SUCCESS!

Together, we did it! At 2:22pm on New Year's Eve, we reached $25,000 in donations, making it possible to collect the full $25,000 matching grant from one of our most generous supporters, ultimately ending the campaign with $26,110 before the match, and setting us off with a great start to 2016. THANK YOU! to all who contributed - you truly are the wind behind our wheels. Thanks, acknowledgements, and other information should be in your mailbox before the end of the month.

Welcome Mary Ellen and Marc

Meet Mary Ellen Lynch. our new Program Manager. While at the Dorcas International Institute of RI, she spearheaded a partnership with Recycle-a-Bike to connect newly-arrived refugees  with bicycles. She has focused much of her career fostering an inclusive, welcoming, and promising atmosphere for immigrants and refugees, and increasing scholastic and work opportunities for urban young adults. Mary Ellen's excited to help bring together organizations, individuals, small businesses, and corporations to make Newport a bike friendly city.

Welcome to our newest Board Member, Marc Braunstein. Marc began his career as a marketing consultant to the bicycle industry, and his love for the sport has taken him on roads throughout the U.S. and Europe. A longtime RIer Marc is a Newport newcomer, but it take him long to find Bike Newport. He's excited to serve as a director, and believes our city can become a world-class destination not only for sailors and visitors of historic homes, but for cyclists as well.


Manager of Educational Programs

The closing date for applications for Bike Newport's Manager of Educational Programs is fast approaching. This is a fantastic job looking for the right person - combining bike love, community love, kid love, and culture shift. Help us continue to build the programs that Mr. Mark started, that make change happen! Our Manager of Educational Programs oversees our Bike Library, Earn-a-Bike, Bike Garages and school programs. Find out more HERE.

RIBike's Winter Bike Film Festival Continues

Bikes, Camera Action - RI Bicycle Coalition's winter bike film series - continues this Tuesday, January 12th at 6:00pm at the Cable Car Cinema on South Main Street in Providence. "Inspired to Ride" is a story of the human spirit of men and women during their ride of a lifetime - the 300 mile/day inaugural Trans Am Bike Race journey across America - relying on their fitness, gear, and mental fortitude. The audience will experience the cyclists' challenges, varied landscapes, intriguing locals, and found stories all along this path of discovery. 

The Word from Liza - Bike Newport's World Ambassador

Liza and her partner Tyson have started their New Zealand odyssey! Early glimpses include  handlebar gardens, hungry biker food porn, the mastering of mountain switchbacks, and various Kiwi road mates. Be sure to check back - we'll keep you posted right here!

Come see us!

Office/HQ, 437 Broadway

Bike Garage at
Rogers High School

Bike Garage North at the Florence Gray Center.


read on for more!


Open Garage Nights
Bike Garage at Rogers
Work on your bike or help restore donated bikes

January 12th 6:00pm
RI Transportation Improvement Plan 
Public Presentation

Middletown Town Hall

January 12th at 6:00pm
Bikes Camera Action
Inspired to Ride
Cable Car Cinema, Providence

January 28th at 6:00pm
Open Space Partnership
Public Meeting
Pell School, Newport

Become a Member
Sign up for a Class

Bike Bits
for your reading pleasure

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Ten Absolutely Beautiful Bicycles

Winter Bike Commuting - 10 Tips to Ride Safe

DOT Smart City Challenge Awards Bus/Bike Safety Technology

Citi Bike Hits Ten Million Trips in 2015

Low-Tech Legos for City Planning

Germany Opens First Stretch of Bicycle Autobahn

Tegen Wind (Head Wind)

Don't let a little winter stop you.
Ride Safe. Ride Happy.
 Bundle Up and Ride!
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