“Whoever invented the bicycle deserves the thanks of humanity” - Lord Charles Beresford
It's the best winter party in Newport - live music, great food, silent auction, Velosprint racing, and, of course, piles of oysters! Back thanks to our friends at Midtown Oyster Bar. This year's funds will support our Community Bike Projects - where we collect, restore, and distribute bicycles throughout the community. Come dance to Slackwater String Band and Los Duderinos brought to us by Common Fence Music.
News & Events
Snow and Ice Got You Down?
Get your tickets for Bike Newport Night
March 16th at Midtown Oyster Bar
Support Community Bike Projects!
Spread the word, gather your friends, and get your tickets here.
More hours for the Bike Garage
New expanded hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 4:30-7pm and Saturdays 1-4pm.
Come down to the Bike Garage at our HQ, 62 Broadway, to give your bike a little DIY TLC or to earn a new one from our inventory of donated and recovered bikes. The Open Garage is where everyone benefits from shared knowledge, tools, and parts. No prior talent needed - learners and leaders - everyone welcome!
Our new roster of managers includes many familiar faces: Betty Bourret, Peter Graeber, Cecilia Murgo, Art Spivack, Michael van Gieson, Steve Sabo, Ron Augustus and Pat Clayton are all sharing their know-how. We need volunteers, too. Are you interested in the Bike Garage and other programs? What are your ideas? Read on ...
Call for Volunteers!
Are you interested in helping with Bike Newport initiatives? From Bike Garage to Bike Library, Folk Festival parking to community bike rides, road reviews to route marking - there are many opportunities to lend a leading hand. We'd love to have you on board helping us to get more people in the saddle. Please take a moment to share your ideas and sign up here.
Pecha Kucha Providence
Don't Miss: 2 Wheels on 2/22
Wednesday February 22, 1911 Westminster Street, Providence
Doors open at 7:20pm, program start at 8:20
Do you know what Pecha Kucha is? Can you pronounce it? Simply put: it's 6 minutes and 40 seconds of show and tell for grown-ups. This month's Pecha Kucha Providence is brought to us by RIBike and is taking place at Recycle-a-Bike's new digs (1911 Westminster St, Providence.) The theme is "Two Wheels" and we can't wait! Anyone can sign up - our own Bari Freeman is on the roster with a view from the streets of Havana. If you're interested in presenting, email email@example.com. Or just show up for the fun! Want to cut the carbon and carpool - let us know here and we'll follow up with you.
You may know Niko Merritt as the founder of Sankofa Community Connection. Or as an active member of the HEZ Transportation Group. Now she's bringing her administrative skills and her passion for connectivity to Bike Newport and lending a helping hand as our interim office manager. Welcome, Niko!
Best wishes to Kellen and Henri
Where are Henri and Kellen? The dudes are heading for new horizons - Henri to Germany, Kellen to Boston. We wish them the best in their new endeavors - auf wiedersehen from all your friends in Newport!