photo: Newport Green 2007 by RI State Representative Peter Martin, www.stacyhouse.com Envision a Rail Trail by Tom Shevlin, Newport This Week, 2/2/12 … On a recent blustery Saturday, a small group of public officials and cycling enthusiasts climbed aboard the parlor car of the Old Colony & Newport Railway and set out for what the volunteer… read more
Today was an important day for a future Aquidneck Island Bike Path. Huge thanks to Rep Peter Martin and the volunteers of the Old Colony & Newport Railway (OCNRR) for taking us on a 4-hour “long ride” of the island’s rail corridor. An incredible group of knowledgeable and interested representatives from all three towns, considering… read more
Recently formalized and registered as a nonprofit organization in the State of RI, Bike Newport is rolling into the new year with a Board of Directors and a healthy agenda fueled by a committed community of bicycling advocates. Meetings: Please join us! for Bike Newport discussions and updates. Second Tuesday of the month, 800-900 am… read more
Spontaneous ride! Welcome 2012 on your wheels – in balmy 45 degree temps – meet at Touro Park at 1:30pm for an Ocean Drive ride. Happy new year, everyone!
Wishing you Wonderful Winter Holidays, health and happiness in the new year, the wind at your back, air in your tires and fresh bread in your panniers! THANK YOU! for making 2011 a fabulous inaugural year for Bike Newport! In just a few months, we’ve had HUGE successes, thanks to the enthusiasm, collaboration… read more
Mixing things up a bit and having a SATURDAY ride this week – let’s see who likes this time better 🙂 SATURDAY 12/17, meet at Touro Park in Newport (Bellevue between Pelham and Mill) at 945am for 10am ride. We’ll ride an eastern loop – out to Sachuest Point up to Third Beach, across and… read more
It’s not yet too cold for a Special Sunday Group Ride! Sunday, December 11. 9:45am Touro Park Bellevue/Pelham Join Bike Newport for a leisurely Bike Tour of Newport. 25 miles over 2.5 hours, led by Newport cycling enthusiast Sam Jernigan. Enjoy Newport’s many neighborhoods. Bring a snack for your refreshment. See a map of the route at:… read more
A Bike Newport entourage had the pleasure of a tour of “Boston Bikes” with Director Nicole Freedman this past Monday, 11/14. The group included Bike Newport Committee Members Jimmy Flynn, Bari George and Allison McNally, joined by City Councilor Jeanne Napolitano, Newport This Week Editor Tom Shevlin, Jane Pickens Owner Kathy Staab and International Hostel Owner… read more
In case you’ve been sleeping – there’s going to be a BRIDGE RUN!! across the Newport Pell Bridge on Sunday, November 13. The first time in DECADES. This is where we get out of your cars and onto our beautiful bridge and support numerous local nonprofits in the process. THANKS to the Bike Newport volunteers… read more
Newport Bicycle is selling off its 2011 rental fleet and a portion of the sales will be donated to Bike Newport. If you’re in the market for a comfortable local ride, here’s your chance to score a new bike at a great price and help out Bike Newport. Jamis Explorers, msrp $360 sale priced $200-225.… read more
Meet 5pm at Washington Square. 4.5 mile circle of town, end with hot cider and treats hosted by Karma Boutique and Northeast Collaborative Architects, and our own baker supreme Chuck Albrecht. We’ll have some cool bike lights for sale if you need them. Here’s THE ROUTE. See you there!!
HALLOWEEN RIDE MOVED TO MONDAY 10/31 5:00pm: Saturday’s looking like a windy washout SO we’re moving the Bike Newport Halloween Ride to … HALLOWEEN! Meet in Washington Square at 5pm – please have lights. End of ride refreshments: hot cider and baked goods thanks to Karma Boutique, Northeast Collaborative Architects and our own baker supreme… read more
League of American Bicyclists (LAB) 3-part Class How to Ride in Traffic 3-part class: Cost $45 Space Limited REGISTRATION REQUIRED Please RSVP ASAP to email@example.com Taught by LAB certified instructors Wed 11/9 6-8pm at Newport Public Library Program Room Thurs 11/10 6-8pm at Newport Public Library Stride Room Sat 11/12 10a,-3pm Location TBA Course Description:… read more
10/28 update: HALLOWEEN RIDE MOVED TO MONDAY, 10/31: Saturday’s looking like a windy washout SO we’re moving the Bike Newport Halloween Ride to … HALLOWEEN! Meet in Washington Square at 4pm – please have lights. See you there! Here’s THE ROUTE, but be sure to check back for any last minute changes. Questions? Contact Bike Newport. Update:… read more
You can now tie up to a gorgeous iron anchor chain bike hitch in 14 locations in downtown Newport. Click HERE for photos, the full report and all of the bike rack locations. Thanks to all who participated and especially to our inaugural bike rack sponsors!
Students, Staff and Faculty of Rogers HS are encouraged to join the Bike Train to school on Wed, Oct 5. Leaving Newport Housing Authority at 120 Hillside Avenue at 6:30 am and arriving at Rogers HS at 7:00 am, participants can wait along the Bike to School Day Route and join the train as it passes.… read more
Click here for the Bicycle Survey for Newport Residents Great news! On Wednesday, October 5, the Newport City Council is convening a Community Workshop on Bicycling at 6:30pm at City Hall. This Workshop is an opportunity for residents to share their ideas, experiences, concerns and vision related to bicycling in Newport. In preparation for the… read more
ProJo’s Tom Meade tells the story of Bike Newport, working to improve and encourage bicycling in Newport. Thanks for the great story, Tom and beautiful photos, Frieda Squires. Read the story here.
Be part of Moving Planet Day – avoid your car and keep moving! Join Bike Newportand ride Dawn to Dusk. Ocean Drive loop rides starting from Touro Park at 7am, 1pm and 4pm. Moving Planet / Bike Newport shirts available at Immediat-Tee on Memorial, just uphill from the Red Parrot.
(Newport, 9/16/11) Just back from chatting up 100+ interested middle schoolers at St. Michael’s in Newport. We started out with a lively discussion about the benefits of bicycling and these kids knew it all: health, fitness, economy, environment – and they also knew that bicycling increases independence, maturity, personal responsibility, personal performance and confidence! Earlier… read more
(submitted to Newport This Week on 8/12/11) I was just putting finishing touches on a response to Tom Shevlin’s insightful article City Moves to Ease Traffic Crunch (Newport This Week 8/11/11) – suggesting the obvious-to-some solution of combining our efforts to ease Folk and Jazz Festival traffic in Newport with our efforts to improve and… read more
Bike Newport, spearheaded by a representative group of Newport city stakeholders has made a great deal of progress since our May 20 inaugural Bike to Work Day – with a significant focus on bicycle education. We are working with the city, police, schools, businesses, NCCVB, community organizations and residents to reach more cyclists and to… read more