April 2012

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Submit your Photo or Illustration for the 2012 Bike Map Cover

We’re looking for a FAB PHOTO OR ILLUSTRATION for our next edition Newport Bike Map! Do you remember this amazing cover photo from our first edition Newport Bike Map?  Local photographer Kelly McCann took this photo on the side of the Hungry Monkey on Broadway. Great photo! The super vibrant color brings the map alive and helps it to stand out in a crowd. Well, we’re looking for another… read more

Sunday Group Ride: April 15

Group Ride tomorrow Sun 4/15 will leave Touro Park at 9AM (one hour earlier). Meet at 8:45AM. Reverse Ocean Drive ride – see you… read more

RIBike comes to Newport – Monday, April 9, 6pm

Group Ride: Sunday, April 8 Work off that Easter brunch or work up an appetite for dinner! Weather permitting, we’ll head east to Middletown beaches and preserves. Leisurely ride, under 15 miles. Meet at Touro Park on Bellevue/Pelham at 1:45 pm for a 2:00 start. RIBike comes to Newport: Monday, April 9 The next monthly meeting of the statewide Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition will be hosted by Bik… read more

Reflecting on Safety in the Wake of a Tragedy

On Thursday, March 22, we learned the tragic news of a cyclist’s death at the east end of Purgatory Road in Middletown.  A beautiful well-traveled, oft-cycled area approaching Second Beach.  The news that the cyclist was riding the steep eastbound downhill with the low sun behind him, and that the driver was turning left at a blind curve with the sun in front of him, stopped our hearts. … read more

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