CycloFemme, Bike to Work Day, new location, lady's nights, volunteering, group rides and more! 
Vol. 3, No. 9, May 9, 2014
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May is Bike Month! Try riding to work .... and more!

“Bicycles may change, but cycling is timeless.”
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
Executive Committee


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


Important: Pedestrian Safety Survey
 

The City of Newport’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) is asking you to participate in a survey about how you feel as a pedestrian in Newport. Click here to take the survey. 

Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 16th

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 Café, A Market and Tea & Javas Café 
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 NewportSpokesWomen 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 Café! Questions in advance, call Bike Newport at (401) 619-4900. Day-of-ride weather cancellations, check Facebook, Twitter, homepage of our website (“Tweets from the Streets section)
 


Ride Safe. Ride Happy. Ride!

BIKE HAPPENINGS
read on for more info!

Weekly Group Rides
check the calendar

May 11th
CycloFemme 
Ocean Drive
Mother's Day Ride

May 16th
Bike to Work Day
Register now and be counted 

May 17th
RI Bike Festival

May 18th
Middletown Kids PMC Ride

June 15th
2nd Annual
Elliot Kaminitz
Father's Day Ride
Register here!
Did you know?

That you can register your bike online to deter theft and make your bike more easily found if it is lost or stolen? Register your bike here
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Want to help spread the bike love?

Volunteer 
with us!

We need your help with events, rides and projects throughout the summer.

Volunteering opportunities include (but are not limited to): 


- Bike parking at special events (films, concerts - Folk, Jazz and other festivals)

- Group ride support

- Help with 
BIKE POWER: our pedal-powered generators

-
Night Bright distributions

- Lend a hand at the
Bike Garages


- Bike art projects

And much more!
Contact
Liza to get on our volunteer mailing list. 

 
Ladies Night at the Bike Garage

Our first all-women bike mechanics class on 4/21 was so much fun we decided to do it again! 

More classes will be scheduled - stay tuned for next dates. 


Read these testimonials from two of our participants:

"Thank you so much! I tested my bike today and it worked better than it has in a long time :-) And the even better story is that while I was riding with my friend this week, her chain came off and I was able to fix it for her so we could continue our ride!"
~ Judy


"I took your bike repair class for women a couple weeks back and it came in handy! I was able to change my own tire. So that probably saved me some bucks and it was also very satisfying!"
~ Kelsey


We hope you can join us next time!
 
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