Coming soon! Finally! The inaugural Bike to Work Day for Newport is Friday, May 20, 2011, and – thanks to an incredible coalition of local orgs and agencies – it’s shaping up to be an exciting day. From the first arrival of cycling commuters to the end-of-day Community Bike Fair, it’s going to be a great kickoff to a season of more and better bicycling in Newport.  Please REGISTER HERE – whether you are a Cyclist, an Employer or a Bike Fair VENDOR.  You’ll also find all you need to encourage your friends, colleagues and employees to join in.  So leave your car home! or if you’re a bridge commuter, leave your car at the Newport Grand!  Find out what it means to cycle smart, safe and healthy!  Good for your health, good for your wallet, good for the planet, good for Newport! Thanks for being part of Bike to Work Day Newport 2011.

Schedule:

6am-10am:  “Park & Bike” available for Bridge Commuters and long-distance commuters at Newport Grand Slots on Admiral Kalbfus Road. Back road map into town will be provided.

6am-10am:  Welcome Breakfast at Great Friends Meeting House

1pm:  Press Conference on the steps of City Hall

4pm:  Community Bike Ride, starting from Great Friends Meeting House and ending at King Park

5pm-730pm:  Community Bike Fair at King Park

More information HERE.

Questions: contact info@bikenewport.me

Thanks to our sponsors AARP and Naragansett Bay Wheelmen; and to our partners:  Aquidneck Island Planning Commission, City of Newport, East Bay Met School, Newport Bicycle, Newport Convention and Visitors Bureau, Newport Historical Society, the Newport International Hostel, Newport Police Department, Newport Public Schools, Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition, REI, t3fitness, Ten Speed Spokes and the US Open Cycling Foundation.