â€œYou canâ€™t buy happiness, but you can buy a bicycle
and thatâ€™s pretty close.â€ ~ Anonymous
News & Upcoming Events
Donate Used Bikes At
Newport & Middletown Spring Recycling Day
Saturday, April 11th
Spring cleaning means liberating forgotten bikes and helping them find new and welcoming owners while you make new space in your basements and garages! Bring repairable bikes (along with other recyclables and bulk waste) to:
Newport Spring Recycling Day: Easton's (1st) Beach, 8am-12pm
Middletown Bulk Waste Day: Sachuest (2nd) Beach, 8am-1pm
A team from Bike Newport will be there to collect bikes for restoration and distribution in the community. Bikes beyond repair will still be recycled. Have bicycles you'd like to donate but can't make it on the 11th? Contact Liza.
Bike Newport Awarded Grant for Youth Programs
(l-r, Gauillaume de Ramel and Jane Beezer of the FH Prince Memorial Fund; Bari Freeman, Dawn Euer, and Mark Chesterton of Bike Newport)
THANK YOU to the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund at Newport Hospital for continuing to generously support our youth programming at Bike Garage North - a space for kids in Newport's north end to learn and love bicycles.
Photo by Dave Hansen, courtesy of Newport Daily News
The newly-assembled Bridge Bike Partners â€“ made up of Bike Newport, Bike Fall River, Narragansett Bay Wheelmen, Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition, and the Tiverton Trailblazers â€“ are announcing a celebratory 12-mile ride and program on Saturday, April 25, 2015 in recognition of the dedicated bicycle/pedestrian path on the Sakonnet River Bridge! Find out more here.
Help Plan Our Group Rides -
Join the Bike Newport Rides Committee!
Tweed rides? Night rides? Bike & Yoga? Happy hour jaunts? On-island? Off-island? Another island?
If you have ideas for great group rides this season, join the Bike Newport Rides Committee! Together we'll plan and run a season of fun rides for cyclists of all riding styles and interests. Meeting dates TBD by the Committee. Interested? Please email Liza.
Bike to Work Video Contest
from the Reliance Foundry:
Win $5000 in Gear!
Tell your bike commuting story and enter to win a whole lotta gear! Full details here.
Mark Your Calendars For
Saturday, May 9th
Join Bike Newport and bicycling organizations from throughout Lil' Rhody for RI's only statewide bike festival! Great family-friendly fun for a Saturday during National Bike Month. More info here.
3rd annual Elliot Kaminitz Father's Day Ride
Volunteer Meeting at Bike Newport HQ
Wed, April 15th at 6:30pm
Lend a hand at the Father's Day Ride â€“ a biking and walking event for the whole family celebrating the life and passion of Dr. Elliot Kaminitz. Volunteers are needed for all aspects of the ride. Positions include registration, route marking, assisting with the Kids Tour de Fort, and more. Please email us your interest - weâ€™d love to have your help! Our first volunteer meeting will be at Bike Newport HQ on Wed, April 15th starting at 6:30pm.
Support Newport Bicyclist Bobby Forster
in his fight against ALS
Salve alum and avid Newport bi-and-tricyclist Bob Forster aka "Bobby Bicycles" is fighting ALS. Join fellow Newporters in Team "What About Bobby?" in supporting Bob in his fight against this terrible disease on the ALS TDI Tri-State Trek, a 3-day ride through MA and CT. All ride info is here. If you'd like to support in other ways, visit www.acureforforster.com.
Rides: See Calendar
For Details & Updates
2nd annual "TOUR DE JONQUILLES" Daffodil Ride
Saturday, April 18th, 1:30pm
Get up close and personal with the 385,000 daffodils planted throughout Newport on this daffy bike ride supporting the Daffodillion project! Join us on a tour of the plantings, a tour of the gardens at the Hillside private estate, and end up at the Ballard Park â€œBouquet Barâ€ and Flower Market where live music and nearly 20,000 daffodils will greet us. More info here.
SpokesWomen Cycling Season Opener
Saturday, April 11th, 9am
Join the SpoWos this Saturday, April 11 to begin their fifth cycling season! Pedal the NBW Fish Road ride, 26 mile loop. The ride will start promptly at 9:00. Plan to arrive early enough to set up your bike and other gear so you can roll out with your sister riders.
Directions: Meet at the commuter parking lot, 970 Fish Road, Tiverton, RI. Take I-195E to Rt 24S to the Fish Road exit. Take a right turn off the exit and the parking lot will be on your right. Email email@example.com for more info.
Group Ride Saturdays
We're almost ready for the Group Ride Season! Join the planning committee by emaillng Liza. Meeting soon!
Meanwhile, continue to use Bike Newport HQ as a meeting place - show up Saturdays at 9:15am at 437 Broadway and see who's up for a ride. Roll out at 9:30.