Be a BIKE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY REVIEWER for Newport The City of Newport is working with Bike Newport to submit an application to the League of American Bicyclists as an upcoming Bicycle Friendly Community. The result of the review will include a ranking of bike-friendliness (the scale runs from Honorable Mention to Platinum) and will provide constructive guidance… read more
GROUP RIDE CALENDAR Join us as we make our way around the Ocean Drive and around the State Bikeways. More info in the Bike Newport Calendar. Day of rides, please check Facebook or the calendar for updates, or call (401) 924-3222. CHANGE of Plan: Sunday, 6/30, we will begin at the Blackstone Valley Bikeway (not in East Providence as previously planned).… read more
We’re looking for a passionate, well-organized, social media savvy, cycling enthusiast to help us deliver on the promise of more and better bicycling in and around Newport, Rhode Island. Help us find our ideal next hire! Click HERE for details.
This just in! Everyone who registers for the Fathers Day Ride – or makes a donation of $50 or more – by midnight, Friday, June 7, will be entered to win TWELVE TICKETS to Common Fence Music’s upcoming season: “Six Shows for Two” – selected from shows listed on the 21st season membership show list –… read more
photo by Chuck Flippo Map, Bike Friendly Businesses and shared lanes coming to Spring and Thames Streets – read on! SPONSORS: B2WD 2013 was made possible by our generous sponsors AARP of Rhode Island and Discover Newport. THE 3RD EDITION NEWPORT BIKE MAP was released to rave reviews! The new map is double the size and now includes all of… read more
(photo by William Heydt) DOWNLOAD the Bike to Work Day PDF HERE. VIEW the 4:00 Community Ride Route HERE. Newport’s 3rd annual Bike To Work Day is Friday, May 17. We encourage everyone who can to leave the car home and hop in the saddle – it’s fun, healthy, invigorating AND makes us more happy… read more
The National Bike Challenge starts tomorrow! From May 1st to September 30 bicyclists from across the country will be joining a friendly competition amongst riders who voluntarily track their miles. Let’s ‘up’ Rhode Island participation this year! It’s crazy easy to join – simply follow this LINK to set up your account and then post… read more
CHANNELING GRIEF INTO PROGRESS (4/24/13) At a press conference attended by journalists, community leaders, bike advocates and the friends and family of the late Elliot Kaminitz, Bike Newport Director Bari George and supporter Renee Kaminitz today announced the first annual Elliot Kaminitz Fathers Day Ride – to take place on Sunday, June 16, 2013. The… read more
Six Group Rides in April Meet at the Bike League monument in Touro Park, – unless otherwise noted. 1) Group Ride to the Clean Ocean Access Brenton Point Cleanup Saturday, April 13, 11:30am Remember to bring your own gloves and wear sturdy shoes. 2) Bristol Bike Path Sunday, April 14, 8:30am NOTE: Meet at Independence Park in Bristol.… read more
Thanks to all who came out for last night’s Bike Newport Night! Together we raised over $3000 for “Night Bright”: our inventory of night safety equipment for our bicycle-dependent workers. Many Bike Newport supporters left with arms and pockets heavier with raffle and silent auction prizes – including Grand Prize Winner Jen Sannes and her… read more
Welcome to our new web site – designed by our friends at Gray Matter Marketing. The site will continue to improve as we increase information and interactivity. We’d love your feedback. Meanwhile – we’re gearing up for Bike Newport Night! this Wednesday, March 20: 6-9pm at SpeakEasy, 250 Thames Street. Great food by SpeakEasy, music… read more
The second annual Bike Newport Night is just around the corner – Wednesday, March 20, 6-9pm at SpeakEasy, 250 Thames Street in Newport. Food by SpeakEasy, music by Anthony Road, and plenty of product to inspire bright nights and help us fund Night Bright – the initiative to distribute night equipment and information to our bicycle-dependent workers. Thanks to our… read more
Jonesing for ice-free roads? Come in from the cold for a mid-winter bike fix! DOUBLE FEATURE BIKE NIGHT AT THE JPT: Thursday 2/28 Jane Pickens Theater – 49 Touro Street – historic Washington Square, Newport, RI Proceeds benefit BIKE NEWPORT and the JANE PICKENS THEATER “The Triplets of Belleville” and “Race Across America” 6:00 Doors… read more
We are very pleased to share the news of a generous grant from the Frederick H Prince Memorial Fund, administered in partnership with Newport Hospital. The grant supports Bike Newport’s Bike Garage North, a program designed to get kids on bicycles, to explore their surroundings, and to become confident, independent and excited to be outdoors and… read more
IN THE NEWS More and better youth programs: Thanks to generous funding by the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund at Newport Hospital and the van Beuren Charitable Foundation, we’ll be able to expand the youth programs of the Bike Garage – teaching bicycle skills and maintenance to many more youth and establishing more programs in the… read more
Do you know someone who loves bikes and kids? Send them to our job posting for a Youth Bicycle Program Coordinator. Job Description
We WILL jingle! For our final two days- 12/31 and 1/1 – Jingle Bikes is moving to earlier, warmer, safer hour of 3-5pm! Come on down to Bowen’s Wharf and help light the Jingle Tree. No better way to keep your toes from freezing. See you there!
Dear Friends: Wow – 2012 has been an exciting year for bicycling enthusiasts in and around Newport and across Aquidneck Island. The dedication, generosity and resolve of Bike Newport’s numerous volunteers and partners guided our organization through a remarkable year of accomplishments, and we’re holding our traction to gain momentum in 2013. In the best… read more
News from AIPC: Advancing an Interim Bikeway PlanWhile support is gathering for the planning, funding and building of a Shoreline Bikeway on Aquidneck Island, the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) is advancing an interim plan that addresses roads and routes to carry cyclists more safely the full length of the Island – as an immediate… read more
Jingle Bikes wheels are spinning from 5:00-7:00pm nightly. Come on down to Bowen’s Wharf and help us keep the Jingle Bikes Tree sparkling!! Did you catch the fabulous front page story of Jingle Bikes in the Newport Daily News? Great fun at the opening on Saturday night with the wheels set in motion by our own Mayor… read more
Sat., December 15, 5pm, Mayor Harry Winthrop and FriendsSet the Jingle Bikes Wheels in Motion ~ Be part of the fun – hop on and burn a few of those holiday calories while you light up Bowen’s Wharf! Every day from 5pm to 9pm through New Years Day, weather permitting.
At last night’s Newport City Council meeting, the Council voted to receive the recommendations of the City Manager for angle parking on Broadway to remain “front-in”. Following here is the letter read and submitted to the Council by Bari George of Bike Newport, asking the Council to become informed as to the reasons that back-in… read more