Stom? What storm? Here's your end-of-October Bike Newport update - news and activities. Enjoy! And if Frankenstorm does come calling - we'll see you on the dry side!
|THE BIKE LANE IS COMING!
Have you noticed the covered signs on Memorial Blvd? Under the covers are the signs for the coming bike lane and shared lanes. Striping is scheduled to begin on Monday October 29, weather permitting, and should be complete within a week. Thanks to all who made the bike lanes possible - RIDOT, Newport City Council, the City Manager and Dept of Public Services, State Representative Peter Martin, and all of the cyclists and advocates who shared their experience and expertise. When you ride the lanes, we'd LOVE to hear how you like it - send us an EMAIL
with your story - Thanks!! And one more thing ... HOORAY!!
|Halloween Ride with Newport Bicycle: Tuesday, October 30, 5pm
Join Newport Bicycle for a pre-Halloween bike ride! Meet at Newport Bicycle, 89 Dr Marcus Wheatland Blvd, at 5pm for a fun ride around town to show off your costumes and bikes - cider and homemade cookies after the ride! Helmets and lights are required.
|WEEKEND GROUP RIDES CONTINUE THROUGH NOVEMBER - JOIN US!
Rides average 14-20 miles. Comfortable pace. All rides posted on the Bike Newport Calendar. Check back for changes!
Jamestown (approx 20 miles) - Ride around Conanicut Island! Meet near the gas pumps at Stop & Shop on Connell Highway at 8:30am to carpool over the Bridge. Leave at 8:45am sharp.
Ocean Drive (approx 14 miles) - Meet at Touro Park at 8:45am. Leave at 9am sharp.
No ride due to Pell Bridge Run.
Ocean Drive (approx 14 milwa) - Meet at Touro Park at 8:45am. Leave at 9am sharp.
Check back, Ride TBD
|RIDE THE BRIDGE on NOVEMBER 11!
For the second year, escort cyclists will help to guide the Pell Bridge runners across the bridge in the Pell Bridge Run on Sunday, November 11. We'll meet at the toll plaza at 6am. The race begins at 6:30am, is four miles and ends in downtown Newport. If you're interested in escorting the runners - and riding the bridge in the process! - please EMAIL
your interest and your contact information. Thanks!
SEE YOU AT THE BIKE RODEO !!
Easton’s Beach Rotunda, Saturday, October 27, 10:00 am to noon.
Bring your bikes and helmets to ENGAGE NEWPORT
and join Bike Newport and the Newport Community Police
for Bike Registration for everyone and a Mini Bike Rodeo for the kids!!
|Go Green while you
support Bike Newport
at Patagonia on Thames!
Thursday, November 1, 6-8pm
November Green Drinks
is at Patagonia on Thames
Come network with green-minded folks and learn more about Bike Newport.
Nibbles from A Market and beverages from Newport Storm.
AND TO TOP IT OFF:
from Nov 1-8
Patagonia on Thames
10% of all sales
to Bike Newport.
Thank you, Patagonia!!
|SIGN UP FOR "CYCLING RI" FROM URI
Are you aware of the excellent Cycling RI newsletter published by URI? Let's all show our support by signing up for the Cycling RI newsletter. Click HERE and then add your email where it says "Join our mailing list" on the left. Thanks! and Enjoy!
Visitors from the US, Europe and Canada enjoyed Newport Bicycle Tours
throughout its first summer season, reports NBT leader and Bike Newport VP, Steve Heath, Watch for expanded NBT historic bike tours of Newport in 2013!
Steve also reports exciting growth at THE BIKE GARAGE at Rogers High School: Met School and Rogers HS students practice mechanics with Steve and Newport Bicycle owner Rob Purdy; and Newport County Middle School students practice bike skills at the afterschool INCASE program. Additionally, Steve's Met School students logged more than 400 bike miles as part of the school's Health and Wellness program. It's all related, says Steve, "Riding inspires students to want to repair bikes!" Contact Steve
for more information about the Bike Garage.