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Launch of Newport Waves 2017

Launch of Newport Waves 2017

LAUNCH OF NEWPORT WAVES 2017 Do the Wave for Safer Streets! NEWPORT CITY HALL / Wednesday, July 26th 2:30-3:15pm Two summers ago, Newport, RI was festooned with street banners proclaiming “Newport Waves!”. Posters around town and screens from the Hyatt Hotel to the Jane Pickens Theater and the Folk Festival at Fort Adams shared the message. Familiar Newport faces reminded people everywher… read more

How to ride a bike safely on Broadway

How to ride a bike safely on Broadway

^ the new sharrows on Broadway position bicyclists right behind cars that are backing up.  Over the weekend, the full length of Broadway was painted with much-anticipated “sharrows” – road markings indicating shared use by cars and bicycles. But wait – these sharrows are located immediately next to backing out cars. Is that where they belong? The sharrows on Broadway are currently in t… read more

Join the Bike Newport Team!

Join the Bike Newport Team!

#Bikesolutions #Bikejob (June 2017) We are looking for a rockstar Community Outreach Coordinator – someone who wants to see more people able to choose biking for transportation and recreation; someone who loves bicycles, knows the Newport community, wants to engage more folks in bicycle friendly progress, and is super savvy in social media and other digital communications. Great job ready for… read more

And the 2017 Bike Friendly Business of the Year Is …

And the 2017 Bike Friendly Business of the Year  Is ...

For the fifth year, we’ve used the occasion of National Bike to Work Day to present the annual Bike Friendly Business of the Year award. The announcement at City Hall on May 19th, was attended by many local bicyclists, advocates, and supporters. Bike Newport shared: “This year, the award goes to Panera Bread – for demonstrating a commitment to improved biking in Newport at every opportunity – for… read more

Elliot’s Ride for Safety and Wellness – A Ride for Everyone!

Elliot's Ride for Safety and Wellness - A Ride for Everyone!

A Ride for EVERYONE! ELLIOT’S RIDE for Safety and Wellness  June 11th, 2017, 2:00pm – Brenton Point State Park     Announcing Elliot’s Ride! 2017 is the beginning of a new tradition for the Newport community as the former “Elliot Kaminitz Father’s Day Ride” becomes “Elliot’s Ride for Safety and Wellness” – an opportunity for every person of every age and ability to ride together… read more

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