Farewell Brian, Welcome Liza, #NewportRIRoads, and plenty of upcoming rides!
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Hello and Goodbye:

Welcome to Liza Burkin, Bike Newport’s new Program Manager! Liza comes to us by way of Edible Rhody Magazine and Newport Pedicab – with a “heartfelt desire to promote sustainability and bicycle advocacy.”  Hitting the road with no hesitation, Liza is already busy with numerous projects - from our Night Bright safety equipment distribution, to building relationships with businesses, growing membership, and scheduling educational programs. We could not be happier to have Liza on board! 
With that heart-tugging combination of happiness and the blues – we say goodbye to our financial phenom, trusted Treasurer, cyclist supreme, and dear friend Brian Hennessey, former CFO of People’s Credit Union. Brian - we wish you the very best in your new adventure in San Jose. Thank you for your generosity of time, spirit and passion. We benefitted greatly from your expertise. We’ll miss you!
Introducing a new way to share your road reports and recommended routes with fellow cyclists. Stop, click, tweet or post to Facebook #NewportRIRoads. We’ll keep an eye on the feed; we'll aggregate and report. And you can check the hashtag feed on Twitter or Facebook for realtime reports before you set out on the road. 
Upcoming Group Rides:
Rides meet at 8:45 am and start promptly at 9:00am.  
All ride details in Bike Newport Calendar

Our rides are somewhat leisurely and no one gets left behind. You should be skilled to ride with traffic and able to handle hills and distances. Bring water, snack, spare tube. Helmets required. Rides end with local refreshment.
Saturday: August 10 – Jamestown loop – about 24 miles
Sunday: August 11 – Ocean Drive and Middletown beaches – about 25 miles
Saturday: August 17 – Ocean Drive and Middletown beaches – about 25 miles
Sunday: August 18 – Island Park and Tiverton – about 20 miles
Saturday: August 24 – Ocean Drive and Middletown beaches – about 25 miles
Sunday: August 25 – Island Park and Tiverton – about 20 miles
Saturday: August 31 – Surprise Newport loop! with Sam Jernigan – about 15 miles
Sunday: September 1 – Surprise Newport loop! with Sam Jernigan – about 15 miles
Monday: September 2 – Surprise Newport loop! with Sam Jernigan – about 15 miles
Upcoming Benefit Rides:

“Bike to the Beach” to benefit Autism Speaks: Friday, August 30 – This century ride begins at Boston College HS and ends at Tickets Bar and Grill in Middletown. There will be a shuttle to the starting line from Newport!
“Star Ride 2013” to benefit Star Kids Scholarship Fund:  Sunday, September 15 - This family-friendly ride begins and ends at the Cluny School, and includes four route options – 3, 7, 12 and 25 miles.
 â€œ4 Bridges Ride” to benefit the AIPC Shoreline Bikeway Plan: Sunday, September 15 - This 26-mile ride will begin in North Kingstown and end at Roger Williams University in Bristol, and crosses the Jamestown Verrazzano, Newport Pell, Sakonnet and Mount Hope bridges.
“Tour de Newport” to benefit the Newport County Community Mental Health Center: Sunday, September 22 – The ride begins and ends at Rogers HS in Newport, and includes three route options – 10, 25 and 45 miles.
Upcoming Bike Newport Meetings:
Monthly Community Meeting:  August 13 and September 10:  (every second Tuesday) 8-9am at Empire Tea and Coffee, 22 Broadway, Newport.  7:30am informal schmooze time. How can we improve and encourage cycling in Newport? Open discussion and coffee-fueled creativity. Bring your ideas!
Roads and Routes Committee Meeting:  August 20, September 3, September 17: (every 1st and 3rd Tuesday) 8:30-9:30am, Bike Newport office, 2nd floor of the Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square. This group ensures and improves information sharing on road conditions and route recommendations in and around Newport – including print and online mapping, and social media reporting. 

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