May is Bike Month! Try riding to work .... and more!
â€œBicycles may change, but cycling is timeless.â€ ~ Zapata Espinoza
News & Upcoming Events
Bike Newport now spins at 437 Broadway
While we loved our winter time in the throb of Thames St (thanks to the help of our friend Kathy Staab, owner of Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center), we have moved into our grand new space at 437 Broadway - alongside the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission. Lots of space for meeting and planning and bike culture!. Stop by and say hi - Our telephone remains the same - (401) 619-4900.
Bike Newport to Receive the
Smart Growth Leadership Award
The Rhode Island Smart Growth Awards recognize Rhode Island leaders, projects, and plans that are applying smart growth principles to advance sustainable economic growth and quality of place. At the biannual Power of Place Summit, Bike Newport will be honored as the "Outstanding Smart Growth Leader" for 2014. The Summit will take place at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Friday, May 23, 2014.
Meet the Bike Newport Board of Directors
We are fortunate to have the expertise and generosity of several community leaders on our Board of Directors. This past month, the Board finalized its Executive Committee. Read more about our leadership here.
Deanna Conheeny Casey - President
Allison McNally - Vice President
Laura Murphy - Secretary
Dawn Euer - Treasurer
The annual celebration of getting to work on two wheels is just a week away! May is National Bike Month and May 16th is Bike to Work Day. All activities take place in Washington Square, Newport.
6:00- 9:00am Commuter Breakfast sponsored by Jonathan's CafÃ©, A Market and Tea & Javas CafÃ©
3:30pm Announcements and Awards
4:15pm Community Ride
5:00pm Refreshments with Genie's Hookah Lounge, and live entertainment
AARP-RI is again sponsoring Bike to Work Day in support of healthy, active transportation. And RIPTA will be on hand with a demonstration bus bike rack for practice.
If you live far away, over the bridge, or without access to a safe route into town, then take advantage of our Park n' Bike lot at the Bike Newport office at 437 Broadway. Drive to our HQ and ride the mile into town. You can follow Broadway straight to Washington Square.
Get ready now! Form a riding group from your workplace and make a plan. Start the day with the Commuter Breakfast and end with the Community Ride around loop around the city - followed by food and live music.
Contact us to share your workplace group plans.
REGISTER here. to be counted
RSVP on Facebook.
Why bike commute?
How to bike commute.
2014 Father's Day Ride
Registration is Now OPEN
Sunday, June 15th
Don't miss this fabulous family event! The Elliot Kaminitz Father's Day Ride raises awareness and funds for improved cycling through education and engineering. Please join us, and please help spread the word. Check out the website and Facebook page, and encourage your friends and family to register. It's a wonderful way to start Father's Day, and with 6/12/25 mile rides, an off-road kids ride inside the Fort, a 2-mile Bay Walk, and a new "There in Spirit" option for out-of-towners, there's an option for everyone.
Members of Bike Newport receive 15% off ride registration. Become a member of Bike Newport here.
For more information, visit FathersDayRide.org.
Rides, Rides and More Rides!
(Usually) every Saturday: group ride at 8:45 a.m.
Check the calendar.
May 11th (Sunday):
CycloFemme Mother's Day Ride
Join Bike Newport, SpokesWomen Cycling and Women Bike RI as we celebrate women through cycling! This Ocean Drive 12-mile ride will begin and end at Fort Adams. Bring a picnic for afterwards! More details here.
May 18th (Sunday)
Middletown Kids PMC
Join the kids of Aquidneck Island in the battle to beat cancer in our lifetime by riding your bike on one of three beautiful routes along and near the beaches of Middletown. Event details here.
May 18th (Sunday)
South County Bike Path
Join Bike Newport for this ~20 mile group ride. Start: 9 a.m., Kingston Station. Food break: The Bike Stop CafÃ©! Questions in advance, call Bike Newport at (401) 619-4900. Day-of-ride weather cancellations, check Facebook, Twitter, homepage of our website (â€œTweets from the Streets section)
Ride Safe. Ride Happy. Ride!