Bike Month 2018

 

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try. Scroll to see all the biking events we have on offer this month. Get on your bike and join us!

Please take note: Helmets are required for all Bike Newport Group Rides. Our group rides sometimes travel on busy streets and are not intended for small children.


May 1 :TLC and Tune-Up

Bike Newport, 62 Broadway, Newport
FREE
5:00-7:30pm

Bring your bike back to life after the winter. Give it some TLC and get it ready for the road.


May 2,9,16,23,30 : Ladies Only Ride 

Ten Speed Spokes, 18 Elm St, Newport 
5.30pm
FREE

The TSS Wednesday Night Women’s road ride will be leaving the shop at 5:30 starting April 25th. The ride will be a no-drop road ride that will be between 20-35 miles depending with options to meet up with the group later as well as cut out early. Helmets and road bikes required.


May 5 : Farm-To-Farm Bike Ride

School Administration Building, 29 Middle Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871
2.00-4.00pm
FREE

Lovely Middle Road, lined with six family farms, will be CAR FREE so families, friends, and neighbors can enjoy the experience of riding together. The short four-mile ride will be delightful for riders of all ages and abilities. Walkers and strollers are welcome to join as well.


May 7 : Garaje en Español

Bike Newport, 62 Broadway, Newport
4.30–7pm
FREE

Bicicletas, partes y repuestos gratis – Muchas variedades para escoger – Arregla tu bici y listo. Bicicletas Garaje tendrá educadores de habla hispana esta noche.

The Bike Garage will be an exclusive and encouraging space for spanish speakers to come and work on bikes. No experience necessary. Bring your own bike or take part in our Earn a Bike Program.


May 9: Bike To School

Thompson Middle School, Broadway, Newport
7:00am- 9:00am
FREE

Bike Newport staff will be greeting riders and walkers at Thompson Middle School during arrival. All participants will be entered into a raffle. Great prizes to be won!


May 10 : Ladies Night at the Bike Garage

Bike Newport, 62 Broadway, Newport
4.30-7pm
FREE 

The Bike Garage will be an exclusive and encouraging space for female-identifying bicyclists. This night is a time to bring your own bike project to work on with our female bike mechanic, or just to tinker and practice working with the tools. No mechanical knowledge or experience necessary – just an interest in learning!


May 12 – Cyclofemme Ride – Ride Together. Rise Together

Riverside Park, 65 Aleppo St, Providence, RI 02909
10am-2.00pm
FREE Ride – $$ for tulip farm. 

This May 12 weekend, we’re joining women around the globe as we band together on bikes to celebrate collective momentum. Inspire one more woman to ride a bike, and we can change the world. #cyclofemme
Ride to Wicked tulip farm. Hopefully back at Riverside by 2pm.


May 12-20 : “Love the Ocean? Ride a Bike!”

Volvo Ocean Race • Fort Adams Trust | 90 Fort Adams Drive | Fort Adams State Park | Newport, RI 02840 
May 12-20th
Volunteer opportunity – Various shifts

Bike Newport will be bike parking and hosting our Bike Newport exhibit, ‘Love Our Ocean?- Ride A Bike’ in the Exploration Zone. We’ll be sharing the bike love and showing folks how pedal power and riding your bike can positively contribute to a cleaner more healthy ocean and environment. Want to volunteer? 


May 14-19 : Bike To Work Week

Wherever you are!

FREE 


May 17 : Bike Night at Jane Pickens Theater

49 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840
Time 6:30pm

Let’s fill the theater with bike-love! Pre-film music by Los Duderinos and beer from New Belgium Brewing. Brought to us by the rock stars of the Bike Newport Board of Directors. Spread the word! This is going to be great fun, and all proceeds benefit the Big Blue Bike Barn! Find out more…


May 18 : Bike To Work Day

Newport City Hall, 43 Broadway, Newport
FREE 
7:00am-9am & 4.30 – 6pm

Today is the day to give biking to work a try! Leave your car at home, hit the saddle, and burn calories – not carbon. Bike to Work Day brings the community together to celebrate bicycling as a fun and healthy way to get to work. Bike with family, friends or colleagues to Bike Newport’s Commuter Breakfast. After work join us again for a short loop ride, and those that want to can continue riding with us to the Volvo Ocean Race at Fort Adams.


May 21 : Garaje en Español

Bike Newport, 62 Broadway, Newport
4.30–7pm
FREE

Bicicletas, partes y repuestos gratis – Muchas variedades para escoger – Arregla tu bici y listo. Bicicletas Garaje tendrá educadores de habla hispana esta noche.

The Bike Garage will be an exclusive and encouraging space for spanish speakers to come and work on bikes. No experience necessary. Bring your own bike or take part in our Earn a Bike Program.


May 24 : Ladies Night at the Bike Garage

Bike Newport, 62 Broadway, Newport
4.30-7pm
FREE 

The Bike Garage will be an exclusive and encouraging space for female-identifying bicyclists. This night is a time to bring your own bike project to work on with our female bike mechanic, or just to tinker and practice working with the tools. No mechanical knowledge or experience necessary – just an interest in learning!


May 26 : Conversate, Motivate and Ride

Bike Newport, 62 Broadway, Newport
FREE 
1-4pm

We invite new and beginner riders to learn how to ride, bike safety skills and getting comfortable on a bike. If you are getting back on your bike after a long time, perhaps never been on a bike but want to give it a try, then this is for you. Let’s get together and talk about any concerns you have and plan a ride!


May 29 : Full Moon Ride

Meet at Bike Newport
8.00pm
FREE

Conquer the night, ride under the full moon and hear the sounds of the night with us on this Bike Month bike ride through Newport, guided by the full moon! So bring your cycling friends and sign up.
Route tbd (probably around the ocean loop)
All riders are required to bring a bike, helmet, lights & weather-appropriate clothing.


Need more information? Just shoot us an email or give us a call at (401) 619-6900. Happy Bike Month!

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