Volunteer

Bike Newport wouldn’t run without the support and dedication of our amazing volunteers. There are ample opportunities to get involved! For all volunteer inquiries, email info@bikenewportri.org or call 401.619.4900.

Bike Newport volunteers get free membership (min 5x/year).

Giving tune ups at the Newport Folk Fest.

Giving tune ups at the Newport Folk Fest.

Event Planning 
Help plan, organize, and participate!

Night Bright
Install lights and bells and hand out reflective vests, helmets and locks. Spanish speaking and basic bike mechanics are helpful.

Roads and Routes Committee
Committee meets first and third Tuesday of each month to discuss local bike routes and road conditions. The Roads and Routes Committee creates each edition of the Newport Bicycle Map and acts as the bridge between the local cycling public and the municipal government.

Research
Participate in on-road surveys to help Bike Newport document bicycle ridership.

Bike Garages
Our Open Garage is community oriented and volunteer driven to support a DIY approach to understanding and fixing bicycles. We collect abandoned and discarded bikes, which are then repaired or harvested for usable parts with the help of our volunteers!

Volunteers keep this space moving, you are the wind behind our wheels – Thank you!

Sign up to volunteer at the Bike Garage here 

You can help teach bike mechanics at two locations on weekday afternoon/evenings and some weekends.

 

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Registering riders at the Elliot Kaminitz Father’s Day Ride.

Bike Safety
Assist league-certified instructors with youth and adult workshops to teach safe cycling techniques. Mostly weekends.

Special Events Bike Valet

2017 newportFILM Screenings

Let’s help get more people biking to local events! Our volunteers will spread bike love as they greet people on bikes, give bikes a little TLC cleanup, and encourage other people to ride the next time! And you’ll get to see a great film when the sun goes down. Sign up to volunteer at newportFILM screenings here.

2017 Newport Folk Festival

We need all the help we can get to park up to 1,400 bikes each day. Each shift is 4.5 hours and you’ll receive a pass to attend the festival for the rest of the day you work. Help us make Newport’s summer events bike-friendly and have fun while you’re at it! Sign up to volunteer at the Newport Folk Festival here.

2017 Newport Jazz Festival

Help greet folks on bikes and get more people to choose biking to the coolest show in town. Each shift is 4.5 hours and you’ll receive a pass to attend the festival for the rest of the day you work. Sign up to volunteer at the Newport Jazz Festival here.

4th of July Family Bike Parade
Help children decorate their bikes for the Annual Bike Parade! Then be part of the Bike Parade to the historic celebrations in Washington Square. Red White and Blue bike happiness! Sign up to volunteer at the 4th of July Family Bike Parade here.

Bike Newport @ Newport Gulls-6/30/17
Help us raise funds and awareness for bike solutions and bike safety at the best ball game in Newport! We need 12 volunteers to help sell 50/50 raffle tickets on game day. You’ll be at Cardine’s Baseball Field from 4:30 until the end of the game. Sign up to volunteer at Bike Newport @ Newport Gulls here.

General Volunteer
“Call me when you need help.”

 

 

Manning the bike-powered charging station at the Newport Folk Fest.

Manning the bike-powered charging station at the Newport Folk Fest.

Helping organize Bike to Work Day.

Helping organize Bike to Work Day.

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