Bike Newport Night 2017 was on March 16th at Midtown Oyster Bar – Thanks for coming!
Event poster created by local designer Steve Sabo.
EVERY MARCH, while frozen air leads to dreams of warm oceanside rides, Bike Newport throws a winter bike party to celebrate cycling in Newport and raise funds for a new and exciting initiative. With the help of wonderful community partners and dedicated volunteers, Bike Newport Night is a fun-filled evening of great food, live entertainment, raffles, indoor bike racing, and a super silent auction – all in the name of more and better biking!
THIS YEAR’S PARTY was on Thursday, March 16th from 6:00-9:00pm, once again hosted by our friends at Midtown Oyster Bar. This year, tickets can be purchased in advance – hooray! – avoid the line and get your tickets here. The night will feature live music by the Slackwater String Band and Los Duderinos, supported by Common Fence Music! The GRAND PRIZE raffle winner will take home a brand new bicycle from Ten Speed Spokes!
The 2017 theme was: Community Bike Projects!
All funds raised will support our Community Bike Projects – where we collect, restore, and distribute bicycles throughout the community. Anyone can come in and tap into shared knowledge, tools, and used parts to repair or build their bikes. Everyone can gain from biking – it’s an affordable, healthy and fun way to get around town. Lots of participants keep coming back for more, and to share their new knowledge with others. Bike Newport’s Community Bike Projects help every kind of rider and every kind of ride, so we can help put more people on bikes in Newport.
THIS YEAR’S GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY: Each Bike Newport Night, one of the island’s local bike shops generously donates a brand new bicycle to our raffle, sized to fit the winner. Everybody who attends the party is eligible to win, although buying more raffle tickets certainly increases your odds! THANKS TO TEN SPEED SPOKES for this year’s Grand Prize Bike, a Trek 7.0 FX!
THANKS to our all of our generous raffle and silent auction donors: Sail Newport, Common Fence Music, Farmaesthetics, Edible Rhody magazine, The Fair Lead, Cleverhood, Newport County YMCA, Newport Mansions, Preservation Society, Crow’s Nest, Green Valley Golf Club, Boru, Renaissance Fitness, Starbucks, French Confection, Mission, Scrimshanders, Norman Bird Sanctuary, Massage Therapy with Anya, Hotel Viking, Firehouse Theater, Virgin & Aged – Gourmet Oils and Vinegars, Frank Antonio Hair and Makeup, Ten Speed Spokes, Patagonia on Thames Street, Team One Newport, Bridge to Fitness, The Fifth Element, A Market, newportFILM, Inpopnito, The Bodhi Spa, Flint Audio Video, Scratch Kitchen & Catering, Liberty Tax Service, Closet Revival, Newport Flower Show, Pleasant Surprise, Rail Explorers, Radia Herbs, Mapisart, Eastern Mountain Sports, Newport Community Yoga, Vinyl Guru Record Shop, Newport Aviation, Baywood Gear, Newport Wine Cellar and Gourmet, Don Jagoe Photography, Julie Basil Pierce Massage Therapy, Savvy Families, Kelly Clemens Designs, Lisa Lawless Designs, Ebb & Flow Studio, The Fastnet Pub, Fatulli’s, Gather, Island Moving Company, Island Heron Yoga Studio, Jennie Kay Beauty, Bellevue Wine & Spirits, Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad Co., Horus Herbals, Pedal Power, Newport Nautical, PetValu, River’s Edge Cycling, Empire Tea and Coffee, Jane Pickens Theater, Newport Storm Brewery, Newport Rotary Club, Firehouse Theater/The Bit Players, Secret Garden Tours, and more still rolling in!
Interested in contributing to our raffle or silent auction? Contact Brian Sweeney.
In 2016, Bike Newport Night: Spread the Ed All funds raised support much-needed bicycle and road safety education for cyclists – as well as motorists, and pedestrians. Working together with the city, police, schools and businesses,Bike Newport’s trainings and classes help ensure that all road users are as safe as possible. Newport is poised to become the first school district in RI to offer bicycle skills and safety curriculum in our public schools K-12.
In 2015, Bike Newport Night: The First Mile funded advocacy efforts for the “first mile” of protected multi-use path in Newport – to provide healthful and safe connectivity from Newport’s center to the North End – providing transportation alternatives, biking, and walking for Newport residents and visitors, contributing to improved quality of life and place.
In 2014, Bike Newport Night: RACK ‘EM UP! funded the purchase of high capacity bike racks used to provide bike parking at outdoor events citywide.
In 2013, Bike Newport Night funded Night Bright – the purchase and distribution of night safety equipment for our bicycle-dependent workers.
In 2012, Bike Newport Night funded the training of our League Certified Instructors, the expert local cyclists who teach our FREE Smart Cycling workshops. (Want to schedule a class? Gather a group of 8+ and call us at (401) 619-4900 or email us).
CONTRIBUTE A RAFFLE/AUCTION ITEM for Bike Newport Night 2017:
Bike Newport Night auction and raffles are a highlight of the night. Help make it a great success by donating exciting items. Contributors will be recognized on our web site, in our newsletter, in media outreach leading up to the event, on oversized posters at the event, in post-event reports – and with our undying love and gratitude!
Just fill out the form below and we’ll take it from there. Or, print one out and send it back to us. The night’s raffles and auction items are a huge boost to the fundraising potential.
If you have any questions, call us at (401) 619-4900 or email us.