… ditching the car, enjoying the ride, and skipping the traffic and parking hassles. Here’s how to BIKE to the many summer events in Newport – including Newport Folk Festival, July 27-29th and Newport Jazz Festival Aug 3-5th. Check out our Park ‘n’ Bike locations and bike routes to Fort Adams for the Festivals. Find out more and plan your trip here.
It’s really happening! Partners Bike Newport, RI Turnpike and Bridge Authority, Discover Newport, and the YMCA together presented a new project to get bicyclists across the Newport Pell and Jamestown Verrazano Bridges. Beginning June 30th a free service will be in place on Saturdays through the summer season to shuttle bicyclists from Newport to Jamestown to North Kingstown, making three rounds each day. Find out more…
Introducing RI Waves: our brand new public awareness campaign for safer streets, riwaves.org. With the success of Newport Waves, we’re taking it statewide in partnership with RIDOT, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, and NHTSA the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Read on…
Newport’s Big Blue Big Barn!
Modeled on the successes of the Red Shed in Olneyville, the new Bike Barn will dramatically increase the size of Bike Newport’s current North Side Bike Library – from one 20’ container to two 40’ containers – quadrupling the size. Clean up of the site adjacent to Miantonomi Park has already begun, ground work is happening, and plans to have programs this summer are well underway. We’ll keep you posted on the progress. Meanwhile check out this wonderful Newport This Week article for the latest.
Leave your car and get on your bike before you ever get to downtown. Learn more here!
Looking to rent, buy, repair, stock up, or accessorize? No matter your style or your ride, there’s a shop in town that has what you need. Check here for the full directory of bike shops and services on Aquidneck Island.