â€œThe bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the
vehicle of novelists and poets.â€
~ Christopher Morley, journalist, novelist, essayist and poet.
News & Upcoming Events
We're Ready to Welcome Thousands of Bikes
to the Newport Folk & Jazz Festivals!
Last year we parked 2,695 bikes in three days during the Newport Folk Festival. With over 40 volunteers, we can't wait for the bike-happiest time of year! What will this year bring? We've seen the numbers of bicyclists grow by the hundreds each year since 2012. Respond to this email with your guess for the weekend total â€“ the closest will win their choice of Bike Newport t-shirt, hat, or water bottle!
Injured Marine Hand-Cycling Across America
Stopping in Newport Saturday, July 25th
Get ready to greet an amazing cross-country rider on Saturday morning! Toran Gaal, veteran of the Marine Corps, is in the midst of Ride Across America â€“ a solo hand-cycle from San Diego to Arlington, VA.
Although we'll be busy at Folk Fest, we'd love if our island bike community could meet Toran to show him some love and ride with him into town! His plan is to arrive at the Middletown/Newport border by Easton's Beach at/around 8:00am on Saturday, and end up at the Old Fort Rd firehouse. If you'd like to be part of this wonderful welcome wagon, check on updates at Newport local Chris Rowe's support page and learn more about Toran and his ride at: http://www.torangaal.com/
Call for Cover Art
for the new Newport County Bicycle Map
Weâ€™re gearing up for a new edition of our bike map - this time including all of Newport County - and we're looking for the next great cover!
Have a great idea for show-stopping bike culture art? Send your .jpg by Monday, July 27th. Please incorporate the title, â€œNewport County, RI Bicycle Mapâ€. Dimensions are 3.75 x 8.5.
Questions and submissions: email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please SHARE this call with local artists! Thanks to artist extraordinaire Rafael Medina for the amazing 3rd edition cover "This Way on Bellevue". See the original painting at Bike Newport HQ, 437 Broadway.
Ride Your Bike to newportFILM
All Summer Long!
newportFILM continues to wow us with their Thursday night outdoor movie series. What better way to enjoy film under the stars than to skip the traffic and arrive by bike? The film team now has portable bike racks at all their locations. You'll enjoy the popcorn even more :) Check out the full schedule of screenings HERE. Just don't forget your lights!
for your reading and viewing pleasure
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