What can your Monthly Donation
do for Bike Newport?
$5/month buys six youth helmets
$10/month restores four bicycles for community distribution
$20/month buys a high-capacity bike event rack
$30/month supplies needed Bike Garage tools
$50/month trains a League Certified Instructor
$100/month runs every part of Bike Newport for a day!
Your One-Time Donation
supports all that Bike Newport does:
Education – more trainings, classes for safer bicycling and road sharing, and partnering with community agencies
Infrastructure – advancement of bike lanes, paths, parking, and planning with local and state government
Ridership – every advance helps more people get on bikes safely, confidently, and frequently
Thank you. Your support helps us reach our goals.
Break ground on the First Mile Bikeway
Evaluate and Advance Newport-specific Bike Share
Advise bike-supportive practices for the Pell Bridge ramp realignment project
Achieve 5 more miles of on-road bike accommodation in Newport
Introduce the first separated bike lane
Train 15 more educators and provide 20 more community classes
Distribute 300 more sets of free bike safety equipment
Graduate 100 youth Roll Models
A visit to the Red Shed in Olneyville, Providence was the inspiration for a vision of a similar project in the north side of Newport.
We’re making it happen. The kids are waiting.
$1 million funding and advanced planning for the First Mile Bikeway
Installed 5 bike repair stations
Ran more than 200 Open Garage sessions to restore bikes and teach bike safety and skills
Trained and engaged 12 Bike Garage Educators to teach bike safety and basic mechanical skills
Distributed 300+ bikes through Earn-a-Bike, Adopt-a-Bike, and Borrow-a-Bike
Enrolled 28 Roll Model youth in afterschool programs
Engaged 23 youth in Neighborhood Loops Bike Art Project
Distributed 250 sets of night safety equipment
Mentored 4 youth employees and 8 Met School interns
Routed and parked 4000 bicycles during the Newport Folk Festival
Supported 700 Bike Garage visits
Facilitated 555 Newport Waves campaign elements city wide
SO MANY REASONS to support biking • Recreation: Enjoy the nuances of the environment up close with family and friends • Economy: People on bikes save money; local businesses make money; road wear is reduced; and health care costs drop • Health: Biking can improve mental and physical health, reduce stress, improve mobility, and keep weight down • Environment: Biking is stewardship of the future – no carbon footprint; no air, water or noise pollution; and reduced need for pavement • Traffic: Every bicycle is one less car on the road, reducing congestion • Transportation: Bikes can be a primary choice, especially for local short distance travel • Happiness: Biking correlates with productivity, self-esteem, sense of community, and happiness. Think fresh air, endorphins, and smelling the roses • Preservation: Bikes help protect historic sites by reducing the damage of the heavier vehicles they replace. Also, people out of cars better appreciate the historic landscape and the need to preserve it
What’s YOUR reason?
I love the freedom of being on my bike, exploring new areas and having one less car on the roads.
I bike because it’s the best way to get around without fossil fuels and with great exercise
It’s a great way to be in the moment…you see and experience things on a bike that you won’t if you’re in a vehicle.
More bikes = fewer cars!
More Bikes=Less traffic congestion.
Thanks to you and all who make progress possible.