In case you hadn’t heard, there’s a huge AROUND-THE-WORLD SAILING RACE coming to Newport in May!

Bike Newport is one of the members of the volunteer-driven Sustainability Committee, Transportation Committee and with an exhibit in the Exploration Zone for the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover.

And we’d love for you to join us as a volunteer on any of the days we’ll be there – May 12-20th. Volunteer tasks include: Bike Parking and helping with 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.

How can you sign up you ask?

1) Click this link 

2) Choose the times and dates to volunteer that work best with your schedule. Please commit to as many shifts as you can shifts between May 12-20th, so hurry and get the shifts you want! ALL shifts need filling so don’t hold back Please sign up ASAP so we’re not scrambling for help last minute.

3) Once you sign up we’ll be in touch nearer the time with info about a background check (see below) that Sail Newport require, more info and potentially a volunteer quick meeting to make sure any questions are answered and everyone know what they’re doing.

4) Look forward to a great few days volunteering and watching sailing at Fort Adams!


On Thurs 17th – Sunday 20th there are boat races from 1-3pm to watch
On Sunday 20th, the boats leave for Cardiff so there’ll be a big farewell.

Volvo require you to fill out a volunteer form, have a photocopy of your driver’s license/passport or other state ID (needs to have name and SS#) for a background check. Sail Newport will then submit this to the State Attorney General’s Office where it will remain secure for processing at no cost to you.


***Volunteers are responsible for bringing their own lunch, there will be snacks, coffee, tea and water available in the Race Village Volunteer Station and water stations, so bring your re-usable mug! (PLEASE DO NOT BRING SINGLE USE CONTAINERS)

Thank you in advance. Let’s together represent Bike Newport and show Newport (and the world) what we do best!

Please help us spread the word – get your friends, family, roommates, and coworkers in on the sustainability action and direct people to the sign up at the volunteer portal.