Two rides this weekend:  starting with honoring fallen cyclist Mike Strickland ...

Two Weekend Rides . . .  and more

Photo:  Tiverton, Forsythia and Cherry by Leslie Lindeman, as seen here.

Saturday, March 31 / in honor of Mike Strickland

  • Ride in honor of Mike Strickland, the local cyclist who tragically died on Purgatory Road last week. The ride is organized by Mike's friends and all are welcome and encouraged to participate:
    Join us on a "Ride to Celebrate the Life of Mike Strickland" this Saturday, March 31st at 4:00pm, doing one of the things Mike loved to do - cycle. We will do a casual ride out to the Strickland house off Indian Ave, starting and finishing at Washington Square in Newport, where we will then continue to celebrate his life and remember him with drinks and traditional Australian pies at the Fastnet. The ride is 15 miles and will have a police escort. Everyone is welcome as we show our support to the Strickland family and bring more awareness to cycling safety. Feel free to join in at any point during the ride as we pass by 1st and 2nd Beach, then head out to Indian Ave and back. If you plan to join at the beginning, please aim to be at Washington Sq by 3:45pm.

    Sunday, April 1 / Tiverton

    • We're moving our Sunday group ride to Tiverton for a little change of scenery!  We'll ride is 15 miles with some hills - following Seapowet Avenue, Peckham Road, Long Road and East Road back to Seapowet Avenue.  We'll take 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on stops and we'll end with coffee at Four Corners.  Thanks to Tim Leary for mapping and leading the ride!  
    • Meet:  9:00am, parking lot of Emile Reuker Wildlife Refuge, Seapowet Avenue, Tiverton. Short distance west off of Main Road.
    • Shared Ride: please reply to this email if you'd like to ride share to Tiverton.   We'll arrange a start from Newport at 8:30 am.
    • Contact:  Bari George (401) 264-0468. Please call if you're running late so we don't take off without you.
    • Weather Permitting:  we will not ride if it's raining. If you're uncertain, check Facebook or call Bari before setting out.

    Thank you, People's Credit Union! 

    • Huge thanks to People's Credit Union for sponsoring Bike Newport's membership in the Newport County Chamber of Commerce.  We know that our Chamber is one of the BEST in the nation and we're excited to be part of the business network - promising a wonderful exchange of resources!

      • Hold the date for Bike to Work Day:  May 18

      More huge thanks to our Bike to Work Day Sponsors:  AARP, Newport Bicycle and Newport Mansions!  Hold the date - Friday, May 18 - and get ready for a FULL DAY of bicycle activity all happening at our historic city center WASHINGTON SQUARE. It's going to be a fabulous days of bicycle commuting, bike tours, bike trains, bike commerce and a fabulous Bike Fair.  Mark your calendar - more news to come!

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