â€œIt' amazing what you can do with your eyes, a smile, and a wave." Steve Heath, the FABulator
News & Upcoming Events
Newport Waves Street Banners Going Up!
Say Hello to Safer Streets
Be part of the movement for safer streets and get your WAVE on! Local Newporters and our lobster mascot are smiling and waving along the Memorial Blvd beach corridor and on Bellevue Avenue. But it'll really work when we all start waving - Welcome to Newport - we wave! Big thanks to Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed (shown here on Bellevue Ave) for securing the banner funding - and the Dept of Public Services for the installation!
You can help to amp up the buzz that will make this campaign successful. Remember this is a COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN. Take a lead from the Jane Pickens Theater, the Daily News, RIPTA, and the Hyatt â€“ promote the campaign in creative and visible ways!
Wave and talk about it.
Share it with your employees and customers.
Blog about it. Post it. Tweet it. Share it.
Find Newport Waves on Facebook and Twitter and spread the word.
Let us know if you need a change to the camera-ready art available on these links.
But most important of all - WAVE! Stop. Look. Wave. More patience, courtesy, and safety. No more tragedies. Newport can do this and can start a trend. Let's do it for our kids, our visitors, our customers, our employees, our families, our selves.
Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition Meeting in Newport
Monday, August 10th, 6-8pm
The monthly general advocacy meeting of the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition (RIBike) (usually held in Providence, always the 2nd Monday of the month) will be here at Bike Newport HQ - 437 Broadway - on Monday, August 10th from 6-8pm. Come on by to learn about bicycling issues and initiatives throughout Rhode Island. Meeting is open to the public.
Learn more about RIBike at: http://ribike.org/
Senate Passes the DRIVE Act
What's in it for Bicycling?
Last week, the US Senate passed the DRIVE act: the first long-term federal transportation bill we've seen in a decade. Thanks to the League of American Bicyclists for a great analysis. Read HERE to find out what's going on in Washington.
Grist.org provides another take on the bill here.
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 :) TONIGHT: enjoy "Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict" at the Newport Art Museum. Check out the full schedule of screenings HERE. Bring your LIGHTS for the ride home!
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.
Saturday, August 15th:
Join RIBike and the East Coast Greenway Alliance for a celebration of the new bike path section in Coventry, RI, known as the Trestle Trail. 9:30am-1:30pm, approx 30 miles. Learn more here or email Alex.
Saturday, August 22nd:
Bike Newport & Newport Yogis present Bike Yoga at Rejects Beach (the very south end of Coggeshall at Bellevue) from 8:00-9:30am â€“ PLEASE arrive on time. 12-mile Ocean Loop ride rolls out at 9:45am. Suggested donation: $10.
Sunday, August 23rd:
Women Bike RI & PVD Lady Project are teaming up for a spin down the Washington Secondary Path! 2pm to 7pm-ish, approx 30 miles. Learn more here or email Liza.
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.
Friday-Mon, October 1st-5th:
Experience the glory of biking and fall foliage in Ludlow, VT with the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen, Oct 1-5. $100 per person gets you a 4-night stay in the Newport Ski Club cabin and 4 days worth of family-style meals. Learn more here or email John.